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.


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Sunday Shmooze With Rabbi Guy for New Members

If you joined FTJC in the last 12 months, come shmooze, meet good people, and enjoy food and drink with Rabbi Guy. Kids are welcome of course....More...

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Zera'im/Seeds of Shabbat

A special new Havdalah experience, a sweet goodbye to Shabbat, with Rabbi Guy and Yadin of the Dreamcoat Experience troupe. Designed for small children...More...

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Community Dinner with a Twist

Continuing the tradition of our FTJC Friday night meals, we present our first community-wide Shabbat dinner on November 14, with a new twist for 5775. Meals will be intimate gatherings for small groups held in private homes...More...

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Expecting Parents Group

Parenting isn't just about sleep schedules, food allergies, and vaccinations—it’s about what it means to be a caregiver, to raise a Jewish family, and to turn to Jewish spiritual resources for help...More...