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Preserving the health of our congregation: Shabbat and other in-person events will be suspended for the next two weeks

Over the last several weeks, we have all tried to keep pace with the rapidly changing conditions related to COVID-19. The FTJC Officers and Rabbi Guy Austrian have given a great deal of thought to how we might respond, 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.

Shabbat services and other in-person events continue to be SUSPENDED. We will continue to revisit this decision on an ongoing basis according to guidance from medical and public health authorities.

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. Our daily and weekly online gatherings are listed on our calendar.

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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.

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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manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountain17 Tammuz and Tisha B'Av with FTJC 

Beginning on 17 Tammuz, we alter our routines to access the historic and mythic grief of our people, and the brokenness of our present world. On this day, Moshe broke the Tablets, and the Romans broke through the walls of Jerusalem.  We begin the Three Weeks leading to Tisha B'Av and the era of exile.

black lives matter - in the image of GodJuneteenth Statement 

FTJC marked Juneteenth with a statement that Black Lives Matter and commitments to action on behalf of racial justice and Jews of Color.

rimonim logo - pomegranate with seedsRimonim: A Family Learning Community at the Fort Tryon Jewish Center 

Join Us Online This Summer!

Family Kabbalat Shabbat; Fridays 5:00-5:30  Join us on Zoom as we we welcome Shabbat together in community. All ages welcome!

Summer Sundays with Nitzanim (PreK-2nd)-Sundays 3:00-3:30pm. Join Nitzanim on Zoom for fun summer activities, including cooking, games, and crafts.

Summer Sundays with Shorashim (3rd-5th)- Sundays 4:00-4:30pm. Join Shorashim on Zoom for fun summer activities including cooking, games, and crafts.

Anafim (Middle School)- One Sunday/Month 9-10am

For links and information about any of the above programming, please email Mira Kessler, our Youth and Family Educator and Community Organizer.

Mon, July 6 2020 14 Tammuz 5780