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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.


Get your Mishloach Manot at FTJC!

FTJC has set up an easy way for you to send mishloach manot (gifts of food that are sent to family and friends) while supporting your synagogue at the same time. Packages will be distributed at our Purim celebrations on Wednesday night, March 16, 6:00-10:00 PM; if you are unable to attend, a delivery may also be available. Click here to sign up.

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FTJC COVID-19 Gathering Policies

manuscript of hebrew words in shape of upside down mountainDuring the pandemic, we have all tried to keep pace with the many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FTJC Board, Rabbi Guy Austrian, and many volunteers give a great deal of thought to how we adapt and act.

Please click here to read how FTJC is approaching our in-person gatherings.

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.

Wed, February 8 2023 17 Shevat 5783