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Temple of Universal Judaism

A URJ: Union for Reform Judaism Congregation

יְהִי בֵיתְךָ פַּתוּחַ לִרְוָחָה...
May your house be open
so that all may come in...

                            - The Talmud   

1010 Park Avenue

@ E 85th  10028

Rabbi Ari Fridkis

t:  212 658 0810


Cantor Dana Anesi

Our doors are open to welcome you...
TUJ is the WORLD's most open Reform Congregation!

H-1 Shabbat Streaming Link

Shabbat@Home Online

Alternate Fridays @630p
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by name in your Zoom Settings.

-or- Dial-In:  646-558-8656
ID: 917 617 3615 #

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Sights & Sounds of the Summer Shabbat Candles

> TUJ Calendar: Click Here 

> Contact/RSVP: Click Here 
H-2 Program Steaming Link
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Torah Meditation Before the Ark

TUJ Programs & Meetings

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H-3 Shabbat Schedule

September 2023



visit TUJ's FULL   2023-24 / 5784 calendar 

2nd, 3rd & 4th

September 1st

Fri ֿAug 4
online   630P


In-Person TUJ Shabbat Field Trip to view the new movie (opening 08/24) Golda. Meet at an UES movie theater.  Time and location TBA.


In the Hasidic tradition of Eastern Europe, there developed the tradition of a Tisch (Yiddish = Table) when all the fo

Click for link to Google Maps for precise UES movie theater location.


If you misplaced your Member's copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following download link:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook.


Sep 1 Study Pages:

  Tisch at Wikipeadia

•  The Omer at My Jewish Learning

  Yom HaShoah at Jewish Virtual Library

•  Yom HaZikaron at Jewish Virtual


•  Yom HaAtzmaut-Israel Independence Day at Jewish Virtual Library

•  Lag b'Omer at Jewish Virtual Library

•  Shavuot 101 at My Jewish Learning

Fri Sep 8
IN-Person   630P

tUJ's In-Person


welcoming shabbat

& gourmet picnic

In-Person TUJ Shabbat Field Trip in the spirit of the 16th c. mystics of Tzefat (Eng Safed) in the Galilee. Join us for Shabbat Candles with the Fireflies!

We'll meet at the synagogue (1010 Park Ave @E 85 ) for a short walk to Central Park (to pathway behind/above The Met)

Clink for link to Google Maps for precice location behind Metropolitan Museum.


If you misplaced your Member's copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following download link:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook.



Aug 4 STUDY PagEs:

•  Mystics of Tzefat at My Jewish Learning

  Geography of Israel: Safed at Jewish Virtual Library

•  Solomon ben Moses Alkabetz, composer of Shabbat Hymn Lecha Dodi at Jewish Virtual Library and My Jewish Learning

•  Kabbalat Shabbat at My Jewish Learning

•  Kabbalah | section on Early Modern Era: Lurianic Kabbalah at Wikipediag


Shabbat 'n 20 (mins)

welcoming shabbat

& torah's wisdoM

Online TUJ@Home Shabbat Candle Lighting, Service and Torah Study will continue - generally twice-a-month - whenever TUJ does not meet In-Person.

On these Sabbaths in August we'll hold shorter-than-usual 20-min Online services.

Clink for link to Zoom address to join Shabbat Service.


If you misplaced your Member's copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following download link:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook.


Aug 11/18/25 STUDY Pages:

  Crossing of the Red Sea, Exodus 14

•  7th Day Passover  (with words on the

   Palestinian Plight) at Reform Rabbi Blog

•  What is Midrash at My Jewish Learning

  The Omer at Jewish Virtual Library

•  The Omer at My Jewish Learning

Fri Sep 1
IN-Person   630P

tUJ's In-Person



H-4 Holiday Link

SHAna Tova

שנה טובה


✡︎  ✡︎  ✡︎

Rosh Hashanah
FRI sep 15 ✡︎  SAT SEP 16

Evening service  630p

Morning service 10am
SHOFAR & Families 11am
Kiddush lunch 12pm
Tashlich 1pm


yom kippur
Sun sep 24 ✡︎  Mon SEP 25

Evening service  630p

Morning service 10am
Family service 11am

Afternoon service 330pm
Yizkor service 4p
Neila Service 515pm



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• Holy day DETAILS




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H-7 About Us
H-7 Membership Link

about us

At TUJ, The Temple of Universal Judaism we take pride in being a “house for all people” (Isaiah 56) - and the world's most open Reform congregation!  What does this mean? For nearly fifty years we’ve been a Reform congregation where both Jews and non-Jews can find a welcoming Jewish home.

As a URJ: 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.   At TUJ you will find a combination of beautiful Jewish traditions and modern creative adaptations.

Throughout history, Jews have been a people of diverse origins united by the Torah’s message of compassion and justice for all.  We honor that tradition as we embrace individuals of all races, backgrounds and orientations and strive to bestow dignity on every human soul.

TUJ is historically blessed to have great longevity with clergy.  Our founding rabbi, Roy Rosenberg, was with the congregation for over twenty years.

Rabbi Ari Fridkis, one of the most ideologically progressive ordained Reform rabbis in North America came to us back in 2012 and has no plans of tiring out.

Cantor, Dana Anesi, an HUC-JIR ordained Reform cantor joined us in 2014.  She too is here to stay.

Both Rabbi Fridkis and Cantor Anesi are supportive and open to both intrafaith and interfaith couples and families and both officiate at interfaith weddings.


Temple of Universal Judaism members includes multi-generational families, same-sex couples and individuals, interfaith families and couples, those descended from matrilineal or patrilineal Jewish parents, Jews-by-choice, and people of all ages.  Though we are a mainstream Reform congregation with strong, traditional Jewish values and practices, we feel privileged to welcome both Jews and non-Jews.

TUJ is far more than a synagogue or simply a "religious" group: we are a true “community” – a warm, devoted congregation of caring and supportive individuals and families who share a culture of Jewish living.

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.  And with our very low cost Membership, TUJ is the most financially egalitarian Reform congregation on the Upper East Side and all of New York City!  Regardless of one's footing, we make it possible for all to join us.

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If you haven't visited us - or haven't recently - we hope you will soon: all are always welcome.  Consider joining us for the Holy Days, for any 1st, 2nd or 3rd Shabbat evening, or a holiday service and celebration.  We promise you will receive a very warm and personal welcome.


Whether you are a member, visitor or guest, we need and welcome your financial support.

We are New York City's - and North America's! - most theologically progressive, mainstream URJ: Union for Reform Judaism congregation.  TUJ's open-door and open-minded presence is an example to Jews all around the world: that every Jewish community can maintain and build a full Jewish life,  inclusive of every human being, each with his or her differing spiritual needs.

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212 658 0810   Temple Office
917 617 3615    In case of Family Emergency,
                             please TEXT Rabbi Fridkis
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 East 85                                          NY NY 10028 

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