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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.

We are... A wonderful cross-section of the New York City Jewish Community.


Renew your membership for 5782!

During this remarkable period, your membership will help us sustain -- and expand -- our work as we enter 5782. Please take a moment to become a member or renew your membership for the coming year. To learn about FTJC membership or to speak with someone about the FTJC community, please complete the form below or email membership. To renew your membership for the coming year, please click here.


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Over the past year, we have all tried to keep pace with the many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FTJC Officers, Rabbi Guy Austrian, and many volunteers have given a great deal of thought to how we should adapt and act, with the goals of preserving the health of our congregation, protecting our community’s most vulnerable members, being conscious of an overburdened medical community, and assuring that we are present to support one another.

We currently have an outdoor daily minyan and limited outdoor Shabbat services and other in-person events. We will continue to revisit this decision on an ongoing basis according to guidance from medical and public health authorities.  More information about Shabbat services here.

These difficult decisions are made with deep respect for our community and our neighbors, and the need to stay healthy, save lives, and support our overburdened medical professionals. Our relationships are our greatest strength, and there is much we can do to stay present for one another and to remain in community during the coming weeks.

Our community continues to gather and support one another virtually and in-person. Our in-person and online gatherings are listed on our calendar.


manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainCovid-19 Resources 

City and local neighborhood resources are compiled here, including public health information, social services, and end of life planning.

rows of yellow citronsSukkot with FTJC 

We'll be finding our joy in this beautiful holiday with lulavim and etrogim, Hallel, our Community Sukkah, and a range of programming and services for all ages. Yizkor will be held both on Zoom and in-person.

silhouette of person blowing long shofarHigh Holidays with FTJC 

Together we can create a deep and joyful experience of realigning our lives and our relationships to help us become the people we aspire to be. High Holiday services are open to all, and all are welcome. This year we will conduct in-person services at both indoor and outdoor locations. Due to Covid-19 precautions, pre-registration is required for all participants. All programming and services info is here!


green apples and honey drippingRosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur with Rimonim  

We are excited to offer robust youth programming for the high holidays! Rimonim will be offering tefillah, engaging activities, and childcare for all ages. You can find the full schedule for both programming here! Want to get involved? Reach out to our Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer, Diya!

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782