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Rimonim Logo: A Family Learning Community

We are happy to provide these resources to support our families in celebrating Shabbat at home until we can be together again!

Songbook for Zera'im families (newborns to 3 years old).

Service Outline for Nitzanim families (4 years old to 2nd Grade)

Service Outline for Shorashim families (3rd to 5th Grade)

Additional downloadable PDF's:

Modeh Ani - I Give Thanks


Blessing Children


Blessings before & after eating


Ritual Ideas




Rimonim: A Family Learning Community at the Fort Tryon Jewish Center is a holistic model for youth and family education, which unifies our parent and staff collaboratively led educational experiences under one heading. (Rimonim is the Hebrew word for pomegranates, a traditional Jewish symbol for mitzvahs, learning, students, and new beginnings.)

In addition to weekly educational and enriching Tefillah / Prayer sessions, we serve the unique needs of families in our community through monthly experiential learning sessions for youth across all ages. Youth at FTJC celebrate holidays and Shabbat together, and learn essential themes of prayer, the Jewish calendar, and practicing mitzvot.

As a community, we aim to raise mentshy, knowledgeable, ethical children who love being Jewish, spending time together, and experiencing Judaism together in our welcoming traditional egalitarian context. We are a fast-growing community, full of couples and families with children of all ages. Our families come in all sizes, shapes, and colors – including LGBTQ families, interfaith families, single parent families, adoptive families, and multi-racial families. We also have congregants who span a wide range of backgrounds, exposure to Jewish learning, and forms of observance. We can’t wait to learn with you and your family this year.

Find out more about youth and family education at FTJC:

Learn more information about Rimonim and the unique programs for each age group. Read our

Values Statement for youth education at FTJC

Check out our B'nei Mitzvah FAQ for families approaching the age of b’nei mitzvah

Contribute to our growing family learning community here

Do you want to learn out more about Rimonim? Please sign up here to help us get in touch with you, or email our Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer, Mira Kessler.


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