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Reform Jewish Outreach of the

Temple of Universal Judaism

1010 Park Avenue

@ E 85th  10028

Rabbi Ari Fridkis

יְהִי בֵיתְךָ פַתּוחַ 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 

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* Contact us via email to learn more about TUJ            * Have Rabbi Fridkis reach out  (via voice, text, iMessage)

* Visit Home page for  Shabbat Schedule                      * View our full 2019-2020  Calendar 

* See info for TUJ's  1st Friday  "85shabbat"  below       * TUJ is honored to be the permanent guests of the

* Our address is:  1010 Park Ave @E 85,  10028          Park Avenue Christian Church and Rev Kaji Douša

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1st FRIDAY OF the month is...


TUJ's Monthly Celebration of Song & Spirit


Next on:

FriDAY November 1

7:30 PM

Brief Kabbalat Shabbat

Kristalnacht Remembrance

Salute to the French Resistance

Celebration of The Jews of France

Discussion of the 2019 book by Jacques Sémelin

The Survival of the Jews of France 1940-44

in comparison with the ideas of  Robert Paxton  in

Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order 1940-44

Celebration of the Music of The French Resistance,

French-Sephardic Melodies & French Israeli Favorites

Sung by Cantor Anesi with Accompaniment by Barbara Orwick

9:15 PM

TUJ 85shabbat "Supper-Oneg"

with Great Hors D'œuvre, Food

and French Tarts and Pastries

No need to eat at home!

December 85 shabbat  . . .  PRE-HANUKAH

FriDAY December 6


6 PM

Asian-style Hors D'œuvres

Latkes with Apple or Teriyaki Sauce

Hanukah Signature Cocktails and Wine

Blue & White Hasmonean Bubbly for the Kids*

Spotify™ Hanukah Music on the TUJ Bluetooth

* Hanukah Gift for Kids who can explain the Hasmoneans

Spotify™ Player will repeat portion of Indigo Girls "Happy Joyous Hanukah"

Click link to install Free Spotify™ Player and Free Limited Subscription

Spotify Player will play loop of part of 50+ songs from its "Hanukah Playlist"

Click link to install Free Spotify™ Player and Free Limited Subscription.

Close box with link to see the Playlist.

6:30 PM

85shabbat Musical Pre-Hanukah Service

Pre-Hanukah Candle Lighting *

* Opportunity to learn the complete, traditional Hanukah ritual

7:30 PM

85shabbat Musical Pre-Hanukah Service

Pre-Hanukah Candle Lighting *

Great Surprise Desert

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.


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 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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Your requests, comments and questions are always welcome 

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

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

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