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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 5779-2018

All About Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at FTJC!

Together we are creating a deep and joyful experience of realigning our lives and our relationships to help us become the people we aspire to be. Click here for service times, children's programming and childcare, membership information, how to register for additional seats, and more!

Register for Childcare at High Holiday Services!

Deadline is Monday August 27 at 11:59 PM

Children love the holidays, and we love children. In addition to our engaging mix of youth programming, childcare will be available on site for children ages 6 months to 5th grade. To ensure an appropriate child-to-babysitter ratio, we require that families pre-register and pre-pay for childcare by filling out this form by Monday August 27.

Elul Learning and Singing

Sessions in August and September

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. Full schedule here.

Tisha B'Av

Saturday night July 21 and Sunday July 22.

The Three Weeks from 17 Tammuz to 9 Av culminate in mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other catastrophes that have befallen the Jewish People. Click through for service times and observances. New this year: learning sessions between Shacharit and Minchah.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

"Lashon Hakodesh / Holy Language" - May 19, 10:00 PM, Overnight Learning

The Torah was given in 70 languages. What makes any of them holy? How do the forms of Hebrew script embody the Torah as blueprint of the Universe? How does Hebrew relate to Yiddish, Ladino, and other Jewish languages? What is "debate for the sake of heaven" and how do we handle disagreement? What are the consequences of Torah having multiple interpretations? How do we communicate in sacred ways in community, using the power of speech with care? Who gets the authority and opportunity to speak, hear, and teach the language of Torah?

Rimonim Programming: May

Friday, May 11: Family Kabbalat Shabbat for PreK-5th and their parents @ 5:30 pm;  HT Penthouse (upstairs)

Saturday, May 12:
Anafim Monthly Parasha Discussion
 for 6th-8th @ 11:40 am during Kiddush; HT Classroom 3 (upstairs)
Nitzanim Seeds of Shabbat for PreK-2nd and their parents @ 4 pm; RSVP for location. 

Sunday, May 13: Teen Pre-Shavuot Pizza for 9th-12th grades @ 5:30 pm; RSVP for location. 

Sunday, May 20: Shorashim Shavuot Learning for 3rd-5th grades @ 4 pm; pickup/drop off at Bennett Park; RSVP for location

Saturday, May 26: Teen Beit Midrash for 9th-12th grades @ 11:40 am during Kiddush; HT Classroom 3 (upstairs)

Sunday, May 27: Anafim Al Shelosha Devarim for 6th-8th grades @ 5:30 pm; RSVP for location. 

Zera'im Seeds of Shabbat (0-4 and families) @ 4 pm; RSVP for  DATE and location.

Thu, August 16 2018 5 Elul 5778