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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High Holidays at FTJC

High holidays at FTJC are energetic, deep and the best way to begin your year. Click here to learn about the happenings, children's programming, and all service times.

5778 Yizkor Book

People choosing to place an inscription ad in the book for 5778, can do so using the form. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, September 27th. Please email with any questions.

Lulav and Etrog Pre-Orders for Sukkot

FTJC is delighted to make available lulav and etrog sets to the congregation and the community at large. Deadline for pre-ordering is Wednesday September 27, 11:59 PM.


Learning and Singing in Elul: Getting Ready for the High Holidays

In the month of Elul, we have 30 days to begin our reflection and realignment on the way to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. FTJC offers several ways in to this fertile period of time: classes and discussions, as well as singing sessions to enter the atmosphere of the holidays


FTJC's Premier Apple & Honey Tasting! Sun Sept 17, 4:00 PM

Come taste the sweetness of the New Year as we enjoy a variety of honeys and apples! A discerning palate is all that you'll need to enjoy this event for all ages. What better way to prepare for the fall Chaggim? Vegan options will be available.

Suggested contribution to cover costs: $3

Please RSVP for event address!

Selichot: Late-Night Forgiveness: Sat Sept 16, 11:30 PM

Join in in this powerful late-night intensification of our preparations for the Days of Awe. A singing, swaying, supplicating service that brings us closer to the poetry and passion of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Time to get serious! At the Y, 2nd Floor, Room 216-217, wheelchair accessible, elevator.

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Rimonim Family Social in Bennett Park: Saturday, 9/16, 4-6 pm

Come join Rimonim, FTJC's youth and family program, for a welcome back dessert social! There will be a variety of delicious pareve desserts to choose from, plus a great opportunity for kids and parents to get to know each other. The kids will play, the parents will schmooze, and everyone gets yummy dessert!

Community Dinner: Friday, October 20, 6:30 pm

Join us for FTJC's first community Shabbat dinner of 5778, with a menu inspired by Parashat Noach! 

 RSVP here by Sunday, October 15.

Sat, September 23 2017 3 Tishrei 5778