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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

3rd Shabbat
Friday, Feb 20th 2015 at 7:30 pm

1st Shabbat
Friday, Mar 6th 2015 at 12:00 am

3rd Shabbat
Friday, Mar 20th 2015 at 12:00 am

1st Shabbat
Friday, Apr 3rd 2015 at All Day

NO Service: 1st Night of Passover

3rd Shabbat
Friday, Apr 17th 2015 at 7:30 pm

1st Shabbat
Friday, May 1st 2015 at 7:30 pm

3rd Shabbat & Shavuot Dinner
Friday, May 15th 2015 at 6:00 pm

6pm           Shabbat-Shavuot Dinner by donation.

                       *Pls RSVP

730pm        Shabbat-Shavuot Service


Upcoming Events

Community Lunch
Saturday, Jan 31st 2015 at All Day

1st Shabbat & Tu Bishvat Seder/Dinner
Friday, Feb 6th 2015 at 6:00 pm

6pm         Tu Bishvat Seder-Dinner. By donation.
                     *Pls RSVP

730pm      NO Regular Shabbat Service

Purim Celebration
Saturday, Feb 28th 2015 at 7:00 pm

@Home of Rabbi Fridkis. By donation.

*Pls RSVP for Rabbi’s Address

Second Seder
Saturday, Apr 4th 2015 at All Day

@Henry’s Restaurant, Bway/W 105 St.

Time TBD

Cost TBD. *Pls RSVP


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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.