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 Sukkot
Friday, Sep 28th 2018 at (See Below)

730pm      Sukkot Service
915pm      Sukkot Oneg
                 with great food on the Bima around TUJ’s indoor Sukkah

1. High Holy Day Honors
We hope all TUJ Members – adults and children – will grace us at services with a reading or other ritual (ark opening, etc).

Please check your snail-mail later this week: Rabbi Fridkis will be sending a letter with honors information (date, time, details). If you need to change the date/time of your honor, please text Rabbi Fridkis: 917-617-3615.

2. TUJ’s 2018-19 Shabbat and Holiday Calendar
You can download PDF copies of our 2-page 2018-19 Shabbat and Holiday Calendar here. Print copies will be available at services.

3. High Holy Day Volunteers
Your help is very much needed:
      Guest Registration
      Tickets/ Ushering
      Lunch Procurement
      Lunch Setup
      Family Services

4. Membership Dues and Form
If you haven’t sent in your 2018-19 Dues – or misplaced your copy of the Membership Form – a PDF can be found by clicking here or on the Membership tab of the website.

Please complete and forward to our Treasurer, Roger Feffer
via email: rogerd_10010@yahoo.com
or snail: 11 Riverside Dr, #14K-W, NYC 10023.

You’re welcome to pay your dues online by clicking on the PayPal button. Please be as generous as possible.

5. TUJ’s Indoor Sukkah: Help Wanted
We need help setting up and decorating our indoor Sukkah on
Thu eve Sep 27 -or-
Friday afternoon Sep 28
Please text or call Rabbi Fridkis: 917-617-3615.

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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.