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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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green parsleyPesach / Passover with FTJC!

We who believe in freedom cannot rest! FTJC has so much going on for Pesach / Passover, as we make our collective journey from oppression to liberation. Details are here for the Community Seder, Sale of Chametz, Kosher for Passover, service times, Rimonim family programming, and more.

pomegranates and figsPurim with FTJC!

Purim is an exciting time at FTJC. We celebrate with feasts, fun, retelling and listening to the story of Mordechai, Esther, Vashti, Achashverosh, and the wicked Haman. This year as always we have a jam-packed schedule of programs.

Logo: Rimonim A Family Learning Community

Celebrate Purim with Rimonim

Rimonim April Events

For All Families:

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Friday, April 12th 5:15-6:30 in HT Penthouse.


Zera'im/Seeds (0-3yrs)

Join us for this April 13th 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  "Sprouting Mitzvot will be on Sunday April 14th from 3-4:30pm.  "Sprouting Mitzvot" is our monthly experiential learning program about Mitzvot. To RSVP for location, email Mira Kessler.


Shorashim/Roots (3rd-5th Grade)

Join us for this month's "God Talk" on April 13th 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.

rimonim logo - pomegranate with seedsJewish Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

It can profoundly change our routines, our experience of community, and our relationship to Judaism. It can be a spiritual practice in itself. These two sessions will invite parents to share from our experiences as we also search for Jewish resources and rituals that can sustain us in the stressful and sacred work of raising children. Best of all -- Childcare will be provided onsite!

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.

Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779