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
6:30 PM (now via Zoom)
FRI SEP 29
DINNER IN TUJ'S INDOOR SUKKAH
In-Person + Streamed Gourmet Autumn Vegetarian Shabbat-Sukkot Dinner in Sukkah
Led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis Tableside Service, Song, Lulav & Etrog with Processions for All
Scroll down for Streaming Link . . . but you'll miss the Food & Celebration
FRI OCT 6
SUKKOT-SIMHAT TORAH SERVICE
AUF RUF OF KAREN STRAUSS & ANDY GRELL
SINGING & DANCING WITH TUJ'S TORAHS & OUR DJ!!!
In-Person | NOT Streamed Festive, Jubilaant Sukkot-Simhat Torah Service & Auf Ruf
Led by Rabbi Ari Fridkis, Cantorial Soloists Rochelle Chamlin & Paul Chamlin, and Piano
Very Festive "Oneg Supper" . . . No need to eat at home!
Members: Have you renewed your Membership?
Guests: Have you made a vital Holy Day donation?
-or- Considered becoming a TUJ Member?
This year especially, we need your support for Holy Day production expenses as well as our humble salaries for the Rabbi, Cantorial Soloists, and Musicians. For the first time, our Holy Day income has not met our Budget. Please be there for TUJ: one of the few Reform congregations always open to aII.
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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.