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
Fri Nov 8 630p
Out & About:
VISIT THE MET BREUR*
NOT 5th Ave @84th St
MEET: 945 Madison Ave @75th St
TUJ's 2nd Shabbat is a special program outside the synagogue - usually on Fri eve - bringing us together for Shabbat.
The podcast is available ahead of time via computer, Smartphone or Tablet - as well as at the exhibit by bringing your Smartphone, iPod, iPad or any Tablet (eg Amazon Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab) along with Headphones. Pretty cool!
Admission to The Met Breuer (and The Met itself) is still by your Suggested Admission Donation for NY Residents.
With your RSVP we'll meet you at The Met Breuer entrance - or send out a search party if you're running late.
Around 815pm (The Met Breuer closes @9p) we'll head East for Pizza, Salad, Dessert and Coffee.
next on Fri Nov 1
Shabbat SERVICE &
On the first Shabbat of each November, it has become TUJ's tradition to memorialize recall the Shoah..
More info to follow shortly
moRE INFO SHORTLY
fri Oct 18 730p
& Simhat Torah
Sukkot is one of TUJ's most joyous - and besides the High Holy Days - best attended festival of the year. It is just one way that TUJ, the most ideologically open Reform congregation in North America, is rather traditional. In the Talmud, Sukkot is called "The Holiday," meaning it was probably the most popular, though perhaps not for theological reasons. Sukkot was the time of the grape harvest - and known for its abundant fresh local wines!
On the same evening we also celebrate Simhat Torah, with reading from the end of one scroll and beginning of another - as well as dancing with the Torahs.
A festive, TUJ-style Oneg Shabbat -Late Supper with food as well as dessert will surely satiate! Definitely no need to eat at home.
Our temporary URL is:
Click me to RSVP!
Strict RSVP by Thu Oct 17 @12n
FREE large! PUMPKIN for all who RSVP
to be at Sukkot this Fri Oct 18
3RD FRIDAY OF OCTOBER is...
Judaism's Fall Festival of the Agricultural & Spiritual Harvest
FriDAY OCTOBER 18
TUJ Kids: Click here to RSVP
Brief Kabbalat Shabbat
Get a good nights sleep on Thursday!
You'll definitely sleep well on Friday.
Belated Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast:
It all equals Torah in heaven!
Shabbat Shalom & Hag Sameah
שבת שלום וחג שמח!
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.
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.