An independent synagogue in Northern Manhattan

As an unaffiliated congregation that has long been an anchor of the Jewish community in Washington Heights and Inwood, we have thrived by evolving with our neighborhood and our membership. Today, the congregation is a diverse mix of families and individuals from many backgrounds. Our egalitarian services and our traditional ritual — spiritual, tuneful and participatory — attract people of all levels of observance.

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All About Chanukah at FTJC!

A full menu of community celebrations, youth & family programs, prayer services, and more. Get those dreidels spinning this Chanukah with your community at the Fort Tryon Jewish Center.

December Programming for Rimonim (Youth & Family)

Check out our upcoming Chanukkah-themed Rimonim programming events! We have programming from all ages 0-18 and their adults! 

Zera'im (ages 0-4): Seeds of Chanukah, December 9 @ 4:15 pm

Nitzanim (PreK-2nd): Chanukah Program with Havdallah with Shorashim, December 16 @ 4:15 pm

Shorashim (3rd-5th): Chanukah Program with Havdallah with Nitzanim, December 16 @ 4:15 pm

Anafim (6th-8th): 

Parasha Discussion, December 16 @ 10:40 am- Kids only; location to be announced 

Dreidel-Off with Teens, December 17 @ 7 pm- Kids only

Teens (9th-12th):

Teen Beit Midrash, December 9 @ 10:40 am- Teens only; located at HT Classroom 3 (upstairs)

Dreidel-Off with Anafim, December 17 @ 7 pm- Kids only

We hope you can join us! For more information, email Alyssa Schwager.

Community Dinner: Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm

Shabbat Dinner a la Italiana

We can't do an Italian menu justice without parmigiano-reggiano, so December's dinner will be dairy! Vegan options will also be available.

RSVP here by Sunday, December 3rd. 

FTJC's Shabbat Chanukah Tisch! 

Friday, December 15th, 8:30 pm 

Come for a chill social gathering, tisch, and yummy food in honor of our beloved festival of lights!

Christmas Day Mitzvah Project 

In town on Christmas morning? Join the FTJC Programming Committee in bringing baked goods and big thanks to those who keep the city running 365 days a year.

Check Out Learning Opportunities at FTJC!

Take a look at FTJC's Learning Opportunities that we have put together for the coming few months. Also take a moment to learn about our  Community Torah Learning Community Torah Learning where we are trying learn 613 hours of Torah by Shavuot!

Launch of Torah Stories for Nitzanim & Shorashim (PreK-5th)

Torah Stories starts on Shabbat Bereishit, Saturday, Oct. 14! Led by Sara Kapps, this learning program will be from 9:40-10:20 on Shabbat mornings in the Penthouse!


Sara will lead the children through investigating the stories, characters, and life applications of the Book of Genesis (Sefer Bereishit) and will meet most Shabbatot. In addition to acting, playing games, having debates, and engaging with Torah in age-appropriate ways, snack time is being moved from the end of Tefillah to the end of Torah Stories.


We hope you can join us! For more information, email Alyssa Schwager.

Mon, December 11 2017 23 Kislev 5778