Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Religious School


Start Your Child’s Jewish Journey at UT

We strive to create Jewish learning experiences that empower our students and families to live joyful and meaningful Jewish lives. Children from all types of Jewish backgrounds and families feel at home here, including those with special needs.

To find out more, visit the school, speak with the director and let your child sit in on a class. Arrange a visit.

Religious School News

PJ Library Grant to UT Renewed

Union Temple’s participation in the fantastic and popular PJ Library program will be continuing through 2017 due to a generous grant from the UJA-WRJ YES Fund. Library mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families with young children across the continent on a monthly basis. PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible...Read on → Read more...

UT Selected for UJA Pilot Inclusion Project

We are excited to announce that as of May 2015 UT is now part of a cohort of 6-10 synagogues participating in the UJA-Federation Synagogue Inclusion Project “House of Learning for all People: Opening Our Synagogues to Include People with Disabilities. Read more...

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Our Director

Caryn Roman, UT’s Director of Youth and Family Engagement, leads the Union Temple Religious School, oversees the Youth Group and PJ Library, and coordinates all family programming.

Raised in Michigan, Caryn graduated with honors from Boston University and holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. In 2017 she completed a second master’s degree in Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Manhattan, where she received a Be Wise Entrepreneurial Innovation Grant and the Lieberman Frank Scholarship, as well as the Florence Zeldin Memorial award from HUC-JIR’s School of Education.

Prior to coming to Union Temple, Caryn held a variety of positions in JCCs, synagogues and Jewish organizations of all sizes. Her broad communal experience ranges from early childhood education to large-scale event production, including more than a decade spent working with Jewish youth in year-round and summer camp settings. She is a proud alumna of multiple URJ camping and youth programs. Caryn is a voracious reader and can frequently be found attending Broadway shows, playing with her niece, Riley, or walking her dog around Brooklyn. She enjoys singing and playing guitar and has extensive experience leading groups of all ages in song.

Contact Caryn or call 718 638-7600 extension 4.



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