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
TUJ SUMMER SERVICES
Join us on the knoll immediately behind the Metropolitan Museum of Artin Central Park (enter Central Park @E 84 St) for a beautiful and spiritual Kabbalat Shabbat Service amidst New York City’s natural habitat.
In case of inclement weather, we will meet at our regular synagogue location:
1010 Park Ave @E 85 St.
Friday, Aug 7th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Shabbat Service in Central Park
Friday, Aug 21st 2015 at (See Below)
Friday, Sep 4th 2015 at (See Below)
No Service (Labor Day Weekend)
Friday, Sep 11th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Led by Rabbi Fridkis and Cantor Anesi
Sunday, Sep 13th 2015 at 8:00 pm
Monday, Sep 14th 2015 at (See Below)
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
12:15 pm Rosh Hashanah Family-Children’s Service*
12:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Kiddush
1:00 pm Family/Pre-Tashlich Luncheon
2:00 pm Tuj’s Indoor Tashlich
* On Rosh Hashanah morning, families and children are invited to join us in the Main Sanctuary at 12:15 pm for the Sounding of the Shofar.
Upon conclusion of the Main Service, Rabbi Fridkis and Cantor Anesi will conduct a special Family-Children’s Service in the front of the Sanctuary.
Following this Family-Children’s Service, families and those joining us for Tashlich are invited to our Rosh Hashanah Luncheon.
Tuesday, Sep 22nd 2015 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 2015 at (See Below)
10:00 am Yom Kippur Morning Service
3:30 pm Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
5:00 pm Yizkor/ Neila
5:15 pm Family-Children’s Service
6:15 pm Havdalah
* Both the Main and Family Services will conclude together at 6 pm in the Sanctuary with Havdalah and the final Sounding of the Shofar by children and adults.
(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.