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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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pomegranates and figsTu Bishvat with FTJC!

The sap is beginning to stir in the roots of the trees! Reconnect to the earth with a night-time Tu Bishvat Seder for grownups and a range of family programming!

debateNew Courses: Jewish Learning for Adults

Winter Course Offerings are here: New classes beginning in January and February on disagreement and debate, Jewish literature, and building ritual skills. Full topics and details inside.

Rimonim January Events

Zera'im/Seeds (0-3yrs)

Join us for this January 12th from 4-5pm for this month's "Seeds of Shabbat".  We'll sing, schmooze and learn Tu B'Shvat stories together on Shabbat afternoon. To RSVP for location, email Mira Kessler.


Nitzanim/Sprouts (PreK-2nd Grade)

This month's Tu B'Shvat "Sprouting Mitzvot will be held either on Sunday 1/20 or Monday 1/21.  More details to come.   "Sprouting Mitzvot" is our monthly experiential learning program about Mitzvot. 


Shorashim/Roots (3rd-5th Grade)

Join us for this month's "God Talk" on January 12th from 4-5:30.  "God Talk" is a monthly program co-led by Maya Lee-Parritz and Rabbi Guy.  Please email Mira Kessler to RSVP  for location.


Click HERE to see more information about all of our programs. Please Email Mira Kessler, our Youth and Family Community Organizer and Educator for any Questions.

Reimagine End-of-Life: Conversations and Workshops

FTJC joins this citywide initiative with two workshop discussions and a Devar Torah, focusing on communal conversations about how to ensure that everyone’s wishes for end-of-life care are expressed and respected.

New Jewish Meditation Group

"Cheshvan Meditations: Finding Holiness in the Ordinary," four sessions on Mondays at 7:30 PM through November 5. A new pilot program in collaboration with our neighbors at the Beis Community!

Tue, January 22 2019 16 Shevat 5779