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Help us reach our goal of $50,000




Please join us for a night of community and celebration as we honor 

Lisa Exler and Rabbi Elie Kaunfer 

for their contributions to the FTJC community

Tuesday July 7th,

8:15pm - 9:30pm - Via Zoom

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Please check out our video invitation here.

Yesodot offers meaningful opportunity to help strengthen our foundations:

  • The building block of gratitude to those who have helped sustain us during this difficult time. 
  • The building block of community by finding strength and inspiration in one another during these troubling times.
  • The building block of kavod, honoring Lisa Exler and Rav Elie Kaunfer, pioneers in the reimagining of this congregation, whose vision and commitment have helped us grow into the community we are today.
  • The building block of celebration.  Raise a toast with us to our community and to what we can be for one another now and in the future.

For some, making a gift to FTJC is exactly what you can do right now.  For those who can, or who already have, thank you.  And for others, a financial contribution to FTJC may not be possible now.  We see you.  We would love for ALL community members to join this reimagined Yesodot regardless of your current financial situation. 

Honoring our deep commitment to our larger Washington Heights community and awareness of the great need that many in our local community are experiencing at this time, 10% of FTJC’s Yesodot proceeds will be donated to the JCC of Washington Heights food pantry to strengthen their foundations as well

Beyond financial support, in a volunteer-based shul, you can make a difference in creating materials for home rituals, providing chesed to our members, creating opportunities for engagement for FTJC members and in partnership with our neighbors. If you would like to get more involved in these efforts please reachout to

As an independent congregation that has long been an anchor of the Washington Heights Jewish community, Fort Tryon Jewish Center has thrived by evolving with our neighborhood and membership.  The theme of Yesodot emphasizes the strong foundations of the FTJC community.  This event will strengthen those foundations and position us for continued growth in the future.

To receive the zoom link please complete the registration form below.


10% of FTJC’s Yesodot proceeds will be donated to the JCC of Washington Heights food pantry to strengthen their foundations as well.


Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781