The Jewish Community Project

The Center for Jewish Life in Lower Manhattan.

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!

Now open for the 2024-2025 school year

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

Early Childhood Center

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! Apply here to join our Open House dates:

  • Monday, October 21, 9:30-11:00am
  • Monday, November 4, 9:30-11:00am
  • Monday, November 18, 9:30-11:00am
  • Monday, December 2, 9:30-11:00am

If you have any questions or want to join the 2024-2025 school year, reach out to Marisa.

About the ECC

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.

Early Learning

Get a head start in your child’s learning by choosing from our age-appropriate programs for children up to 2.2 years.

Babies & Blessings — During our weekly Friday class, babies and their caregivers gather together to celebrate Jewish life, read stories, dance, and sing songs with Rabbi Deena.

JCPlay — Children who are 10-23 months are introduced to the classroom environment and Jewish community through movement, music, art, and dramatic play in our grown-up and me program.

Bridge — Our Bridge Program gently introduces children who are 21 months to 2.2 years to preschool through nurturing and joyful group play, while fostering a love of learning.

Adult Learning

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

Community Announcements

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.

JCP Tile Wall

Create a tile at Color Me Mine Tribeca for our lobby wall and support JCP with your artistic addition! This opportunity includes a $360 donation to JCP. Click here to learn more and begin the process!

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer to help Asylum Seekers — 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!