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, Jun 2nd 2017 at 6:00 pm

Shabbat-Shavuot Dinner

2nd Shabbat
Friday, Jun 9th 2017 at (See Below)

Program & Time TBA

Hell’s Kitchen Walking Tour: From Poverty to Prosperity, A Political History of the New York Irish and the Irish Jewish Coalition
Saturday, Jun 10th 2017 at 1:00 pm

Meet in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (E. 51st St & Fifth Avenue) @ 1pm.
Cost: $20.
This unique walking tour traces the history of Hell’s Kitchen from a slum ruled by Irish and German street gangs in the late 1800’s to today’s vibrant neighborhood Learn inside stories like how Frances Perkins, the woman behind the New Deal and FDR’s four term Secretary of Labor, got her start in 1910 as a Hell’s Kitchen social worker — how Irish and Jewish immigrants worked together in the early 1900’s to rise from poverty and build the theater district – and the largely unknown tale of how in the 1970’s residents allied with the Catholic Church and New York’s last surviving Tammany Hall political club fought to save the theater district from destruction by Mafia-backed pornographers and prostitutes. Led by TUJ Board Member James S. Kaplan, a political historian who has given walking tours of Hell’s Kitchen since 1990.

3rd Shabbat
Friday, Jun 16th 2017 at 7:30 pm

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

TUJ Membership
$575 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 $40 – $125 per person per each High Holy Day Service.

Age 13 through 25:
Minimum $20 – $60 per person per each High Holy Day Service.

For Family Services only:
Minimum $40 – $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.