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
Friday, Mar 6th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sabbath service led by Rabbi Fridkis.
With gratitude to Elyse and Jonathan Pollack and their son Gabriel for sponsoring our Oneg Shabbat.
Friday, Mar 13th 2015 at All Day
A special program is being planned and will be announced shortly.
Friday, Mar 20th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sabbath Service led by Rabbi Fridkis, Cantor Anesi and women of TUJ in Honor of Women’s History Month. We will be reaching out to all ourwomen members. Let us know if you are interested in preparing any special part in the service.
Friday, Apr 3rd 2015 at All Day
NO Service: 1st Night of Passover
Saturday, Apr 4th 2015 at All Day
Annual TUJ Seder
Please join us again this year at Henry’s Restaurant for a spiritual and musical Seder led by Rabbi Fridkis and Cantor Anesi – along with a 7-course Passover meal. Further details to be announced.
RSVP a must.TUJcongregation@gmail.com or 888.590.2791
Friday, Apr 17th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 1st 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 15th 2015 at 6:00 pm
6pm Shabbat-Shavuot Dinner by donation.
730pm Shabbat-Shavuot Service
Friday, Jun 5th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Jun 19th 2015 at 7:30 pm
(includes all High Holy Day services for Member & children under 21)
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.