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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


Cantor Dana Anesi

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

open Reform Judaism for an open world 

high holy days


 ימים נוראים

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Fri Sep 18

7pm   Evening Service

Sat Sep 19

9:30am     Family-Kids Service

11:00am    Morning Service

1:00pm*    Tashlich  (* Meet 5th @84)


Sun Sep 27

7pm   Evening Service

               with Kol Nidre

Mon Sep 28

9:30am    Family Service

11:00am    Morning Service

12:30pm    Torah Study

2:30pm    Healing Service

5:00pm    Yizkor (Memorial Service)

                Neila (Closing Service)

MEMBER & GUEST holy day info

Everyone - Jewish or not - is always welcome at The Temple of Universal Judaism and TorahNYC, a URJ: Union for Reform Judaism Congregation.

TUJ Members, Family & Friends

Please pay your Membership  via the Membership page  -or-  pay on Holy Day Portal

Member's Adult Children/Grandchildren over 18 yo:  sign-in via Holy Day Portal

Suggested Optional Contribution:

              $25/service  -or-   $100/ Holy Days (all five Main Services)

Other Friends & Family:  sign-in via Holy Day Portal

     $25/service  -or-   $100/ Holy Days (all five Main Services)

TUJ-TorahNYC Guests

Guests:  Please Contribute!      Sign-in via Holy Day Portal

Suggested Optional Contribution:

     $25/service  -or-   $100/ Holy Days (all five Main Services)

Family Service

Members:  Join us for Family Services!  Membership includes all TUJ Services and events.

Guests:  Please Contribute!      Sign-in via Holy Day Portal

Suggested Optional Family Contribution:

              $25/family per service

TUJ Membership

Annual TUJ Membership is just $600 per adult (25+)  and includes the High Holy Days.

For those who can contribute more, a voluntary, honored Membership is $1,000.

Click here to download  Membership Form  -or-  visit our Membership page.

TUJ has the most generous dues structure among mainstream URJ Reform congregation in NYC!  Regardless of one's financial situation, we make it possible for all interested to join us.  We offer Scholarships for individuals and families with financial need seeking to become active TUJ Members.  Please contact the Rabbi or Temple Treasurer.


While not  required, TorahNYC/ TUJ Guests are encouraged to contribute for all services - but no one will be turned away.

Please contribute here  -or-  at the TUJ Holy Day Portal.

No reservations are required.  The online portal is open to all who sign-in.

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 5781 תשרי

2nd + 4TH


next on Fri OCT 9

ONLINE     630P

candle lighting

& Torah study

New  Online TUJ@Home Shabbat

More info to follow soon




next on Fri OCT 2

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One of our most beautiful services of the year.  Cantor Anesi and Rabbi Fridkis will be filming the traditional Hakafot (processions) with both Lulav-Etrog as well as the Torah Scrolls.


We'll also film Cantor Anesi reading from the Deuteronomy at the end of the Torah at the synagogue - and Rabbi Fridkis will have our 2nd Torah at home to read from Genesis at the beginning of the Torah live?

You bring your own Lemon, a shoot of Eucalyptus, Challah, Apple & Honey -and perhaps invite a family member or friend!

PLUS any family willing to build a real indoor Sukkah

for 2 people will be entered

into a lottery for a new kitchen-size flat screen!

(Real Offer: Your chances are good: we are a small congregation.)

Ohhh... just don't go out of your gourd with your hammer in the apartment!



next on Fri OCT 16

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& 1st torah portion

Join us in the reading of the first Torah portion of the year: Parshat Bereshit - the Creation Story, Adam & Eve and the gang.

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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.

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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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contact us

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 

LOCATION        Snail Mail


* Our Space:  1010 Park Ave @E 85                                * Our Email:

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

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