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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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Register for Rimonim Torah School

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainRegistration for the 5785/2024-2025 Rimonim Torah School is live! Learn all about our Wednesday afternoon (4:00-6:00pm) program, Family Beit Midrash, and Hebrew Chavruta Online here! RTS will start on September 18 2024 and run through June 4, 2025

P'nei Shabbat 

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainThree times this Spring (Fri March 15, 5:45 PM, Fri April 5, 6:15 PM, Fri May 31, 7:15 PM), we'll sing Kabbalat Shabbat with the energy of acoustic instruments played by members of our FTJC community, as we sit in concentric circles and welcome Shabbat face to face. These services will begin an hour before candle-lighting time so that instruments can be put away before Shabbat begins, and will cover the entire traditional Kabbalat Shabbat liturgy, followed by Ma'ariv. 

FTJC Windows Project

In 1938, Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FTJC) was founded by Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. By mid-century, FTJC, then located in a handsome building at 524 Fort Washington Avenue, was no longer the fledgling synagogue of its inception. An ever-growing, vibrant community, FTJC now demonstrated with each simcha a people’s resilience following the devastations of the Shoah.

Yet, FTJC needed a prayer and celebration space to meet the ever-increasing needs of an expanding shul, and congregants soon mounted a fundraising drive to renovate and redesign 524 Fort Washington’s main sanctuary and ballroom.

Check out the full history of our stained-glass windows here.

Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784