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.


Rebound: A Multimedia Art Walk

Join us for a multimedia walk through Washington Heights integrating video, sound, and movement. Using augmented reality on their mobile devices, participants will trace the neighborhood’s eruv...More...


Shavuot 5775 - The Mountain Upside Down?

Join FTJC for an exciting schedule of activities this Shavuot. Learning, Picnic, Megillat Ruth, Akdamut and more! Oh and the cheesecake!...More...


A Universe of Borders: An Evening of Short Stories and Spoken Word

Come explore this universe with four New York-based artists during an evening of short stories and spoken word followed by a reception with the artists...More...


Zera'im - Seeds of Shabbat Program at Inwood Movement

Please join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat experience, a sweet hello and greeting to Shabbat, with Rabbi Guy Austrian and Stav of the Dreamcoat Experience...More...