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

e:  info@tuj.org

Cantor Dana Anesi

open Reform Judaism for an open world
TUJ is the WORLD's most open Reform Congregation!


Torah Meditation Before the Ark

Online Programs/Meetings

View Calendar for Schedule

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

Link Open 15 min prior

Shabbat Online

Every Fri @630p

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

Link Open @615p

Sight & Sounds of the Shabbat Candles

New Zoom Visitors - as well as
Dial-In Worshippers  
Pre-Register:  Click to Email Us
October - December 2021 Torah Study
Download Torah Text from Genesis
Fri Oct 28
pp 10-15
October 1,  2021  Torah Study
Download to view / read pp 9-11

january 2022



visit TUJ's FULL   2021-22 / 5782 calendar 


Fri Jan 14
ONLINE     630P

candle lighting




tuj's annual shabbat


rabbi AJ Heschel

& Rev dr ml King

Online TUJ@Home Shabbat Service Commemorating Rabbi Abraham J Heschel & Rev Dr Martin L King led by Rabbi Fridkis and Cantor Anesi

Click for Service link above.


If you misplaced a copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following link to scroll up to download:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook


 Fri JAN 14 Learning:

 • About Rabbi Heschel

 • Rabbi Heschel in Selma

• 7 of Dr King's Speeches

• MLK's "I Have A Dream"





A Shabbat OF



Online TUJ@Home Shabbat Service  honoring the valor of Rabbi Cytron-Walker, Cong Beth Israel, and govt leadership

Click for Service link above.


If you misplaced a copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following link to scroll up to download:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook


 Fri JAN 21 Learning:

 • ADL Webinar: FBI Director Wrey,     ADL Director Jonathan Greenblatt,   Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker


• from p 39 of TUJ@Home Prayerbook: L'Dor Va'Dor, Generation to Generation

Video - sung by Composer Josh Nelson


Fri Jan 28
ONLINE     630P


& Torah study

Jewish celebration:

TU Bishvat

In History

& Ritual

Online TUJ@Home Shabbat Candle Lighting & Torah Study led by Rabbi Fridkis.

Click for Service link above.


If you misplaced a copy of our Prayerbook - or are a visitor - use the following link to scroll up to download:

TUJ@Home Shabbat Prayerbook


 Fri JAN 28 learning:

• T"u Bishvat 101

• More about T"U Bishvat

Fri Jan 21
ONLINE     630P


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 in New York!  Regardless of one's footing, we make it possible for all to join us.

Pay                           Dues


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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contact us

212 658 0810   Temple Office
917 617 3615    In case of Family Emergency,
                             please TEXT Rabbi Fridkis
-------                                           1010 Park Ave
 East 85                                          NY NY 10028 

LOCATION        Snail Mail


* Our Space:  1010 Park Ave @E 85                                * Our Email:    TUJcongregation@gmail.com

* Our Mail:     (+)   New York, NY 10028                         * Our Phone:   212 658 0810     

 & please return again to our Website:  www.TUJ-TorahNYC.org  as well as updated  Calendar