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

Friday, Dec 5th 2014 at 7:30 pm

Shabbot & Hanukah Dinner
Friday, Dec 19th 2014 at 6:00 pm

6pm Shabbat-Hanukah Dinner. By donation.


7:30pm Shabbat-Hanukah Service

Friday, Jan 2nd 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friday, Jan 16th 2015 at 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Community Lunch
Saturday, Nov 29th 2014 at All Day

#Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec 2nd 2014 at All Day

#Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving Thursday. Black Friday. Shabbat Dinner. Cyber Monday. Now in the spirit of Tzedakah and Tikun Olam, Giving Tuesday celebrates our love and gratitude during this shared holiday season. Charities and spiritual groups, individuals and businesses, families and children and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate kindness and generosity.

Please remember the Temple of Universal Judaism on Tuesday, December 2nd. And let others know about us and being part of this global celebration of giving back.

You may donate using the paypal link below:

or by sending your donation to our Treasurer:

Sue Plastrik
1619 3rd. Ave Apt 5K
New York, NY 10128.

Heschel-King Commemoration
Monday, Jan 19th 2015 at 7:00 pm

Community Lunch
Saturday, Jan 31st 2015 at All Day

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A Few Words about TUJ’s “Open Doors” & Membership
TUJ Membership:
$500 per adult
(includes all High Holy Day services for Member & children under 21)
TUJ “Open Doors” Suggested contributions:
No one is turned away. Both Members and non-Members are always welcome.30 Years or Over:
Minimum $36 – $125 per person per (each) High Holy Day Service.18 – 30 Years:
Minimum $18- $50 per person per (each) High Holy Day Service.Children: No charge.
Parents attending Family Services are invited to contribute.
Please visit our High Holy Day “FAQs” by clicking the “About Us” section for more information.