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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. The Shavuot holiday in late May will be celebrated online and at home. 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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COVID-19 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 mountainShavuot 2020 with FTJC 

Each person at Sinai heard the Torah according to who they were as an individual. But we can still remain connected to our community, celebrating the "Feast of Weeks" with a full week of online gatherings and learning resources.

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

Join Us Online!

Zera'im (0-4yrs)- Sundays 1-1:30pm

Nitzanim (PreK-2nd)-Sundays 2-2:45pm

Shorashim (3rd-5th)- Sundays 3-3:45pm

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.

Join Us For Yesodot - Foundations Gala

cartoon drawing of megillah with wine cup and hamataschen

Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780