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

Shabbat, Torah and Yoga
Friday, Nov 16th 2018 at (See Below)

645pm  Meditational (Sitting/Standing) Yoga
730pm  Shabbat Service and Torah Reading
9pm      OnegShabbat

85shabbat and Hanukah Celebration
Friday, Dec 7th 2018 at (See Below)

6pm      Pizza ‘n Pray for Families
6pm      Latkes, Hors d’Oeuvres, Cocktails
645pm  Musical Shabbat-Hanukah Service
730pm  Festive Hanukah Dinner

TUJ 2nd Shabbat
Friday, Dec 14th 2018 at (See Below)

Program and Time TBA

Shabbat, Torah and Yoga
Friday, Dec 21st 2018 at (See Below)

645pm  Meditational (Sitting/Standing) Yoga
730pm  Shabbat Service and Torah Reading
9pm      OnegShabbat

Shabbat Service
Friday, Jan 4th 2019 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Service
Friday, Jan 4th 2019 at 7:30 pm

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

TUJ 2nd Shabbat
Friday, Jan 11th 2019 at (See Below)

Program and Time TBA

Shabbat Service
Friday, Jan 18th 2019 at 7:30 pm

Rabbi AJ Heschel-Dr ML King Memorial

85shabbat: TUJ’s Musical Shabbat of the Soul
Friday, Feb 1st 2019 at (See Below)

630pm  Pizza ‘n Pray for Families
7pm      Cocktails, Wine & Cheese
730pm  Musical Shabbat Service
9pm      Festive Oneg Supper-Dessert

TUJ 2nd Shabbat
Friday, Feb 8th 2019 at (See Below)

Program and Time TBA

Tu Bishvat Seder and Garden of Eden Dinner
Friday, Feb 15th 2019 at (See Below)

6pm      Hors d’Oeuvres & Cocktails
645pm  Tu Bishvat Seder and Dinner

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

TUJ Membership
$600 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 $45 – $125 per person per each High Holy Day Service.

Age 13 through 25:
Minimum $25 – $60 per person per each High Holy Day Service.

For Family Services only:
Minimum $30 – $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.