Please note TUJ’s new “212” telephone # and Virtual office:  212-658-0810
A special thank you to TUJ’s telephone “Operator”: TUJ’s own Nick Abrams.

At Da’at Elohim: The Temple of Universal Judaism (TUJ), we take pride in being a “house for all people” (Isaiah 56). For forty years we’ve been a Reform congregation where both Jews and non-Jews can find a welcoming Jewish home. As a Union for Reform Judaism congregation, we embrace the two-millennia old premise of Rabbinic Judaism which saw the unfolding Jewish future as a shifting mirror of Judaism’s ancient past.

What makes TUJ unique among mainstream Reform congregations is respect for each individual’s and family’s choices. We embrace interfaith couples, dual religion families, agnostics and humanists, gays and lesbians, singles and people of color, the young and old. Anyone – Jew or Gentile – can join our Jewish congregation.

As we continue to grow, our members come from all the great population centers of world Jewry: North America, South America, France, Israel, and many more. At TUJ you will find a combination of beautiful and ancient Jewish traditions and modern creative adaptations.

With affordable dues, an open door policy with no one turned away, an individualized Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for children – and adults – without high fees, “x” years of Hebrew school or the number of prayers recited, we are NYC’s best-kept Jewish secret.

Mostly, we are a warm and friendly congregation where you will be embraced and find a warm welcome. Visit us for the Holy Days, Sukkot, Hanukah, Passover Seder, a Family Shabbat or any 1st & 3rd Shabbat eve @730pm.

Upcoming Services and Events

1st Shabbat
Friday, May 6th 2016 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Service
Service led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis
Weekly Torah portion: Acharei Mot  (Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30)

2nd Shabbat
Sunday, May 8th 2016 at (See Below)

Shabbat Together: Program and Time To Be Announced

2nd Shabbat “Together”
Friday, May 13th 2016 at (See Below)

Time and program TBA

3rd Shabbat
Friday, May 20th 2016 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Service / Hag Yom HaAtzmaut: Israel Independence Day
and Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca (Grossman) Reinhold

Service led by Rabbi Fridkisand Cantor Anesi
Weekly Torah portion:  Emor(Leviticus 21:1 –  24:23)
Additional Yom HaAtzmaut Torah portion:  Deuteronomy 8:1-10

TUJ unites with Jewish communities across NYC and around the world in commemoration of Hag Yom Ha Atzmaut: Israel Independence.This 68-year “young” Jewish Holiday celebrates the date of the founding of the State of Israel. Please join us on our quest of hope and peace for Israel and her Palestinian and Arab neighbors.

We will also celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Reinhold, daughter of TUJ Member and Board Member, Beth Grossman. The entire congregation is invited to a very festive Oneg Shabbat following services in honor of “Becky’s” Bat Mitzvah.

1st Shabbat
Friday, Jun 3rd 2016 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Service
Service led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis
Weekly Torah portion:  Behukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34)

2nd Shabbat
Friday, Jun 10th 2016 at 6:00 pm

6pm Hors d’oeuvres,   630pm Service,   730pm Dinner
Shabbat-Shavuot Dinner and Service
Service led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis and Cantor Anesi
Shavuot Torah portion:  The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

3rd Shabbat
Friday, Jun 17th 2016 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Service / Congregational Meeting
Service led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis
Weekly Torah portion:  Naso  (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

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A Few Words about TUJ’s “Open Doors” & Membership

TUJ Membership
$525 per adult

Membership includes all High Holy Day services for Member & Children under 21). For further information, please visit our Membership page.


TUJ High Holy Days and our “Open Doors” Policy
Members and non-Members are always welcomeat TUJ via our “Open Door” policy and our TorahNYC Reform Outreach Program.

Because the High Holy Days incur a great expense to the congregation, all guests are asked to contribute the minimum amount per service.  Simply put, we need your help and donations to keep our doors open to all.

If you are not able to meet our Minimum Contributions (see below), please contact us (Reservations@TorahNYC.org) before the Holy Days.  Your request will be dealt with discreetly and kindly.  If necessary, you are welcome to discuss your needs discreetly with Annette or Kevin at the Registration Table.


TUJ High Holy Day Reservations &Minimum Contributions
Please help us plan enough seating by reserving a place for each Guest for each service.

Email us at Reservations@TorahNYC.org.

Please include each person’s name, telephone and email address.


26 Years or Over:
Minimum $36 – $125per person per each High Holy Day Service.

Age 13 through 25:
Minimum $18 – $50 per person per each High Holy Day Service.

For Family Servicesonly:
Minimum $36 – $125 per family per each Family Holy Day Service.
A Family is defined as Parent(s) -or- Other Adult(s) plus Children.


For furtherinformation, please visit our High Holy Day FAQ page.