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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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Rimonim Torah School Registration is OPEN! 

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainClick here to register for Rimonim Torah School 

We're thrilled to open registration for our Rimonim Torah School, starting this fall! Learn all about our new Tuesday afternoon program for Nitzanim (K-2nd Grade) and Shorashim (3rd-5th Grade), Family Beit Midrash, Hebrew Chavruta Online, and more.

FTJC COVID-19 Gathering Policies

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainDuring the pandemic, we have all tried to keep pace with the many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FTJC Board, Rabbi Guy Austrian, and many volunteers give a great deal of thought to how we 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 ensuring that we are present to support one another.

Please click here to read how FTJC is approaching our in-person gatherings.

Tisha B'Av with FTJC

orange flames on black backgroundClick here for 9 Av services, learning, and customs 

The Nine Days and Tisha B'Av offer detailed spiritual practices to bring us into an atmosphere of mourning over the historical trauma and contemporary grief of our people. FTJC offers nighttime and daytime services, with learning and study sessions, both in-person and virtually. 

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.

Tue, August 16 2022 19 Av 5782