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An independent traditional egalitarian community in Northern Manhattan

As an independent 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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Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainJoin the merry-making as we celebrate the conclusion of the annual Torah reading cycle. We'll also honor several members for outstanding service to the community during the past year.

FTJC COVID-19 Gathering Policies

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainPlease click here to read how FTJC is approaching our in-person gatherings.

FTJC Windows Project

In 1938, Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FTJC) was founded by Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. By mid-century, FTJC, then located in a handsome building at 524 Fort Washington Avenue, was no longer the fledgling synagogue of its inception. An ever-growing, vibrant community, FTJC now demonstrated with each simcha a people’s resilience following the devastations of the Shoah.

Yet, FTJC needed a prayer and celebration space to meet the ever-increasing needs of an expanding shul, and congregants soon mounted a fundraising drive to renovate and redesign 524 Fort Washington’s main sanctuary and ballroom.

Check out the full history of our stained-glass windows here.

Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784