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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 and Events

1st Shabbat
Friday, Mar 6th 2015 at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Services
Sabbath service led by Rabbi Fridkis.
With gratitude to Elyse and Jonathan Pollack and their son Gabriel for sponsoring our Oneg Shabbat.

New TUJ 2nd Shabbat (Time TBA)
Friday, Mar 13th 2015 at All Day

Shabbat Together
A special program is being planned and will be announced shortly.

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

Shabbat Services
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.

1st Shabbat (Time TBA)
Friday, Apr 3rd 2015 at All Day

NO Service: 1st Night of Passover

Second Seder (Time TBA)
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

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

1st Shabbat
Friday, Jun 5th 2015 at 7:30 pm

3rd Shabbat, Congregational Meeting, & Year-End Reception
Friday, Jun 19th 2015 at 7:30 pm



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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.