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Volunteers needed for Food Drive - November 20


Union Temple Food Drive | Volunteers needed for November 20 | 10:00AM-3:00PM

On Sunday, November 20, Union Temple will sponsor a pre-Thanksgiving food drive for CHiPS, an organization that provides meals for the homeless. This year’s drive will take place in front of Key Food (on Seventh Avenue). Collection tables will be set up between the hours of 10:00AM and 3:00PM, and we need volunteers to help with the collection in shifts (which will be determined depending on the number of volunteers). If you are available to help with the food collection, please respond to: Beth Kurfirst. Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

The Social Action Committee of Union Temple.


Please bring the following items to Key Food (130 7th Ave) on November 20 from 10:00AM – 3:
Wish List: Non-Perishable Food & Toiletries

Peanut Butter
Dry Food
Mac & Cheese
Noodle Mixes
Soap, Shampoo
First Aid Supplies
Paper Products
Fruit Juices
Powered Milk
Baby Formula
Bottled Water
Assorted Drinks




Caring Committee

Caring Committee needs your help!

The Caring Committee of Union Temple is here to provide assistance to members in their time of need. We all know Temple members who, for one reason or another, have just not been getting out and around. Occasionally, a family affected by illness or death needs help with a meal, transportation or an errand. The Caring Committee is assembling a list of individuals who would like to help out. It could be with a phone call, a handwritten note, or a visit. If you have time, you could provide a home cooked (or ordered) meal, offer a ride, or run an errand. To add your name to the list, please email or call the Temple office (718/638-7600 ext. 1) and tell us how you can help. We will alert you to opportunities to volunteer.

Make Payments Online

You can now make payments online via PayPal!

To pay Membership Dues, Religious School tuition, and other types of payments, click here. To make a donation to a Union Temple special purpose fund, click here. If you wish to make recurring payments to Union Temple, be sure to activate that feature on your PayPal account.

Add a Name to the Mi Shebeirach list

Mi Shebeirach - Prayer for Healing Image: ReformJudaism.org

During Shabbat services we recite the names of family members and friends of our congregants who are ill and sing the Mi Shebeirach (a prayer for healing). Add the name of a loved one to our list by writing to Rabbi Goodman or by calling the UT office at 718-638-7600 ext 2. We begin a new list at the start of every month so please resubmit the name if you would like prayers to continue. When you come to services you may choose to recite a name yourself and participate in the healing prayer.

All Friday Night Services at 6:30PM

Clock showing 6:30PM

We have just changed our regular service schedule and now it will be easier to remember. All Shabbat Evening services will begin at 6:30PM including those on Fourth Friday. Please check the Shabbat page to learn about the detailed schedule for each of our four distinct Friday night services, about Saturday morning services, and about our Shabbat programs for children. The weekly Shabbat service schedule can be found on the homepage and in our calendar.

Donate High Holy Day Prayerbooks

Mishkan Hanefesh. Union Temples High Holy Day Prayerbooks.

Dedicate one or more sets of our beautiful and inspiring new High Holy Day Machzor of the Reform Movement, Mishkan HaNefesh, in honor or in memory of someone you love or make a gift to Union Temple in your own name. This new prayerbook is the result of years of effort to create a more inclusive prayer experience and includes: Fully transliterated liturgy; Expanded options for Torah readings; Study texts that provide background and context; Contemporary poetry and alternative readings; Rich commentary drawing from Jewish tradition; New translations; Original woodblock art.
A bookplate with your dedication will be placed in each of the books and we will notify the honoree or family members of your gift. The cost is $65 for a standard set; large-print sets are $100. Just send a check to the UT office with the name of the honoree as you would like it to appear on the bookplates.