Welcome to the Fort Tryon Jewish Center!

An independent synagogue in Northern Manhattan

As an unaffiliated congregation that has long been an anchor of the Washington Heights Jewish community, 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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    Community Sukkah Building
    It takes a village to build a Sukkah.
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    Festive, Spirited Jewish Celebration
    Join us to experience the power of our community.
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    Our Community – Our Family
    Find out more about our various services for children of all ages.
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    Lay Leadership
    Our dedicated volunteers devote their thoughts, energy and time into making FTJC a special place.
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    We are…
    deeply spiritual and seated in the present with our community.
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    Years of Tradition Continue
    Experience traditional customs and liturgy in an egalitarian setting.
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    Service in the Community
    FTJC members taking part in Flattening of the Hills – a Jewish communal event in Washington Heights.
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    We are…
    A wonderful cross-section of the New York City Jewish Community.


Shabbos Eruv Walk and Learn

Eruvin help us to create a specifically Jewish space and to enhance our Shabbos consciousness within the context of our multiple, intersecting Washington Heights communities......More...


Decoding the Tablecloth

Gabriela Kohen questions and explores Latina and Jewish identity. Forced to flee Poland in 1938, Kohen’s grandmother found herself in Argentina with...More...


Sunday Shmooze with Rabbi Guy -- Holocaust survivors and descendants

On the eve of Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), join us for this special gathering of FTJC members who are survivors, refugees, or descendants...More...


Let's Get Free! - Passover with the Fort Tryon Jewish Center

FTJC has some great things in store this Pesach. We are once again having a community seder on the second night of Pesach. There are a number of things each of us should do to prepare for the holiday....More...