The Jewish Community Project

 The Jewish Community Project (JCP) of Lower Manhattan is a vibrant center for Jewish life.

JCP Downtown has so much to offer—Shabbat and holiday celebrations, life cycle events, Jewish education for all ages, and community gatherings. Nestled in Tribeca and serving families and individuals from across New York City and beyond, JCP has built a new model of Jewish belonging. Discover our warm and thriving community!

Upcoming Events

Discover our featured events below! For the full JCP Calendar, click here.

Learning Opportunities

Enroll in the Hebrew School Project!

Enrollment is now open for the 2024-2025 school year of the Hebrew School Project!

In our fun-filled after-school classes, learners in grades Pre-K to 12 approach Judaism through art, music, storytelling, and history, and hone their Hebrew skills. At HSP, we build meaningful connections and welcome all at any level of Jewish education!

Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides children and families a play-based, child-centered environment to explore Jewish experiences and values and deepen their sense of individual identity through our early learning opportunities and preschool program.

Preschool Admissions

Come see our school in-person and get to know our preschool philosophy and curriculum, meet staff and teachers, and visit our classrooms! If you have any questions, reach out to Marisa.

Adult Learning

We believe learning should be fun, engaging, and meaningful at any age! Join our Adult Learning opportunities, led by our rabbis.

Our Classes and Programs

Foundations of Judaism — Through open conversation and dialogue, we will explore the resonance of core Jewish values for our lives today in the twenty-first century.

Women’s Torah Study — Join us for meaningful learning and community building in discussions led by one of JCP’s rabbis.

Grandparent Reading Group — Join other grandparents in the JCP community for a book discussion.

Community Announcements

Babies & Blessings

Sign up for Babies & Blessings, our fun, musical class led by Rabbi Deena for babies and their caregivers. Register here.


JCPlay, our play-based learning class for children under age 2 and their parent or caregiver, is open for registration! Click here to register for the 2023-2024 school year.

JCP Babysitters’ Club

We’re matching JCP teens with parents of current students looking for local babysitters through our JCP Babysitters’ Club! Learn more.

B’nai Mitzvah Program

Start scheduling a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child through our B’nai Mitzvah Program. If you are interested in scheduling a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child, please reach out to Lara.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer to help Asylum Seekers complete their work authorization applications! April-June 2024

Educational Alliance is proud to pilot this new initiative, serving as an application assistance satellite site to help asylum seekers submit work authorization applications to the federal government. EA is seeking volunteers who can help asylum seekers complete work authorization applications, which are required for them to work in the United States. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grades 9-12 Volunteer Opportunities at JCP

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Teens can assist at services and receive volunteer hours. To learn more and sign up, contact Lara.

HSP Classrooms 

During HSP classes for grades Pre-K–3rd, teens can aid HSP teachers in the classroom and receive volunteer hours. To learn more and sign up, contact Daphne.

Spotlight on Israel

JCP has compiled a list of organizations in Israel to support during this difficult time, along with resources for parents who are looking for guidance on facilitating discussions with their children. Visit our resources here.

Stay in Touch!

Sign up for JCP emails to receive our newsletters and community announcements and text messages so you can find out when our events are happening!

Become a Member

Our members are vital to our growth and sustainability, and have a voice in shaping this community.

Support JCP Downtown

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on your generous contributions to offer enriching experiences, educational opportunities to all ages, and innovative programming.

JCP Downtown welcomes all who seek a pluralistic experience rooted in the Jewish values of learning, connection, culture, and spirituality. Get in touch with us or learn more about JCP!