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


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Come Ice Skating with FTJC

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Join FTJC for Dinner!

Join FTJC for our first communal dinner of 2017. Space is limited so act fast. Deadline for registration is Sunday, January 22....More...

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Cholent Bowl III

Join the first competitive election in FTJC recorded history and exercise your freedom of the fress. This year, our elite panel of judges is making way for you, the people, to vote on the best cholent in shul....More...

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Giving Tuesday - Give to FTJC!

On Tuesday, November 29, FTJC will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, and we'd love for everyone to be involved....More...

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Torah Learning Project Kickoff

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Hebrew Reading Courses

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