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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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sounding the shofarHigh Holidays with FTJC

Together we are creating a deep and joyful experience of realigning our lives and our relationships to help us become the people we aspire to be. Our holiday experience also includes a wide range of childcare and programming for children and families.

elul: zodiac mosaicElul: Getting Ready for High Holidays with FTJC

In the month of Elul, we have 30 days to begin our reflection and realignment on the way to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. FTJC offers several ways in to this fertile period of time: study, meditation, and singing -- and the power of late-night Selichot prayers.

flamesTisha B'Av with FTJC

On Tisha B'Av, we access the historic and mythic grief of our people, mourn the calamaties which have befallen us, and lament our failures. FTJC will be reading the Book of Lamentations, praying, and learning together. 

lantern lightsRegister for the Yesodot Summer Soiree!

Join us for an evening of dessert, drinks, and dancing as we celebrate the FTJC community. Thursday June, 27th, 2019, 1 Sivan 5778, 7-9pm at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church. Come celebrate with some of your favorite people, as we eat and listen to the amazing music of the Isle of Klezbos

debateNew Spring Courses: Jewish Learning for Adults

Spring classes are here for May and June!  Offerings include: Pirkei Avot, Laws of Learning Torah, Jewish Parenting as a Spiritual Practice, and How to do Hagbahah and Gelilah. Click or tap thru for details and registration.

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!

Sun, August 25 2019 24 Av 5779