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.


Let's All Be Free - Passover 5776 at FTJC

FTJC has some great things in store this Pesach. We are once again having a community seder on the second night of Pesach...More...


Book Reading & Discussion with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Every day, parents are bombarded by demands. The pressures of work and life are relentless; our children’s needs are...More...

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Pre-Pesach Wine Tasting

After a weekend of pre-Pesach cleaning, treat yourself to a local wine tasting while crossing another thing off your list: wine shopping! We'll be sampling KFP wine...More...


Hagbaha Workshop

Want to learn how to lift the Torah for all to see? Meet up at the amud (reader's table) at 12:15 to learn all the tricks and try your hand at hagbaha. We'll have spotters - you just bring yourself....More...