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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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Join Us for the Yesodot Gala

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm at Fort Washington Collegiate Church

Join us for our third annual Yesodot gala -- an evening of delicious food, drinks, and entertainment -- as we honor Ilana Nossel and Jordan Kolar for their exceptional contributions to FTJC. This year we are thrilled to have the event right here in our neighborhood. We look forward to celebrating 80 years of FTJC with you!

FTJC T-Shirt Design Contest! 

Now accepting design submissions! 

Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 pm, Home of Amy and Josh Schindler

Ever wished you could wear your FTJC pride? Now is your chance to make the dream a reality! We are now accepting submissions for FTJC's first T-shirt design contest. We will have an all-ages and Kids 12 and under category. All members are invited to view and vote on your favorite design!

More information here!

(Image: T-shirt with "Your design here" written on front)

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: April

Saturday, April 21: Shorashim Limmud U’Maaseh (3rd-5th grades) @ 3 pm; RSVP for location.

Saturday, April 21: Teen Beit Midrash (9th-12th grades) @ 11:40 am; Fort Washington Collegiate Church

Sunday, April 22: Anafim Al Shelosha Devarim (6th-8th grades) @ 5:30 pm; RSVP for location. 

Sunday, April 22: Teen Film Screening- Zero Motivation (9th-12th grades) @ 7:30 pm; RSVP for location.

Saturday, April 28: Zera'im Seeds of Shabbat (0-4 and families) @ 4 pm; RSVP for location.

Sunday, April 29: Nitzanim Sprouting Mitzvot (PreK-2nd grade) @ 3 pm; RSVP for location.

 

Spring Classes: Jewish Learning for Adults

Registration's open for FTJC's learning opportunities in April and May: Pirkei Avot (wisdom teachings), Sofrut (halachic and practical advice about Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzot), and a Talmud Chaburah (community beit midrash). Please pre-register!

Wed, April 25 2018 10 Iyyar 5778