Temple of Universal Judaism

A URJ: Union for Reform Judaism Congregation

1010 Park Avenue

@ E 85th  10028

Rabbi Ari Fridkis

יְהִי בֵיתְךָ פַּתוּחַ לִרְוָחָה...

t:  212 658 0810

e:  info@tuj.org

Cantor Dana Anesi

May your house be open
so that all may come in . . .
- The Talmud   

open Reform Judaism for an open world 


Torah Meditation Before the Ark

Online Programs/Meetings
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Link Open 15 mins prior to program
Shabbat Online
Every Fri @630p
-or- Dial-In:  646-558-8656
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Link Open @615p

Sight & Sounds of the Shabbat Candles


JULY 2021




visit TUJ's FULL      2020-2021 / 5781 calendar 



2nd & 3rd

next on Fri Jul 2
ONLINE     630P

Fri JuL 9, 16
ONLINE     630P


"The summer of Judaism"

candle lighting

& Torah study

Online TUJ@Home Shabbat Service

led by Rabbi Fridkis.

Rabbi Fridkis will discuss how Judaism (and religion in general) adapted to the Summer season from pre-Israelite times through the pre-Modern period and today.

Click for Zoom 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

Reading & Discussion of Hayim Nahmun Bialik's classic:

"Halacha & Agadah"

Download TUJ@Home Torah Study

material above.

Click for Zoom 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


changed to Fri Jul 23  CEntral pk  630P

SHAbbat service

"sabbath lights: blessing the fireflies"

Our second in-person get-together since Rosh Hashanah Afternoon Tashlikh last September, we'll celebrate Shabbat in Central Park: on the walkway behind the Metropolitan Museum (enter the park at East 84th Street).

Please bring your copy of the TUJ@Home Prayerbook.

PLUS . . .


Donation: $7 over 18/ $0 under $18

Details in email or Contact Us

Click for Google Maps: note the Red Pin with exact Central Park address.


5th Shabbat

FRI JUL 30  630PM

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about us

At TUJ, The Temple of Universal Judaism we take pride in being a “house for all people” (Isaiah 56).  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 temporary URL:   www.TUJ-TorahNYC.org   for our updated  Calendar