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.


Scout out new Heights: Try out Washington Heights and FTJC

Been hearing all your friends talk about the Heights? That’s Washington Heights they’re raving about. Not sure you’re cut out for such great heights? Come scout us out and see our community for yourself....More...


"Panim el Panim: Encounters" - Shavuot with FTJC

The Torah comes to us as a gift from God. On Shavuot, we open ourselves at night to receive the Torah, and enact our presence at Mount Sinai in the morning with Torah reading and celebration....More...


2nd Chasidic Minyan - 5/31

There will be a second iteration of the egal khsidish minyan at FTJC. The service will be meeting in the Community Room...More...


Davening Warm-Up: Torah - Torah!

This is another great opportunity to gain more familiarity or get a little more practice at Shabbat morning prayers....More...