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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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alternarrativesTisha 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!

Mon, July 22 2019 19 Tammuz 5779