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

JCP Benefit

Thursday, April 18, 2024・6:30pm-10:30pm・Tribeca 360º

Join us at the JCP 2024 Annual Benefit to celebrate our honorees, Aaron Stone and Rachel & Eric Ziff, and share in the magic of JCP with each other! 

Early bird pricing for individual tickets ends February 28! Purchase your tickets for the JCP Benefit before the price increases.

JCP Calendar

Learning Opportunities

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.

Hebrew School Project

The Hebrew School Project (HSP) is our experiential, after-school Jewish education program. Learners in grades Pre-K to 12 meet to explore Judaism in a warm community environment.

Enroll in the Hebrew School Project

In our fun-filled classes, learners 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!

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

Sign up for Babies & Blessings, our fun, musical class for babies and their caregivers, and join us this spring. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Help our Giving Tree grow!

JCP’s Giving Tree supports our preschool, our Hebrew school, and our community with underwriting opportunities for specific events and initiatives. 

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!