Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Upcoming Events

This is a listing of featured events of interest to all. To find out about services, meetings, other UT events, or  office closings, visit our Calendar. If you have questions about or want to register for an event call the UT office at 718 638 7600 ext 1 or Contact Us.

First Friday Family Shabbat

Friday, December 6 | 6:00PM | 3rd Floor
6:00PM Snacks | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat | Potluck dinner to follow.

A lively service for children of all ages and their families, followed by a festive potluck dinner. There will be snacks before the service; after dinner there will be supervised play for children and time to schmooze for the adults. Bring a main course, salad, side dish or dessert for 10 people. All food is welcome (home-cooked or take-out).  RSVP to Caryn Roman or 718-638-7600 ext. 4.

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Fridays @ 4


Friday, December 6 | 4:00-5:00PM
Led by popular guitarist and singer Ora Fruchter, our Tot Shabbat is for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—accompanied by an adult.

Everyone joins in singing, dancing, and storytelling to welcome Shabbat. There’s plenty of challah, fruit, and grape juice to go around, too.

Out of the Shabbox

Saturday, December 7 | 9:30-11:00AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
Movement, Music and Storytelling with Amanda, Rachel, Steven, and Ben. November’s theme is Giving Thanks (Hoda’ah)!

Out of the Shabbox, a cross-cultural, interfaith, interactive and free drop-in program for children up to age 5, uses movement, music, and storytelling to explore Shabbat themes such as peace and charity. Rachel Joravsky, Jewish educator and comedian, Stephen Figurasmithmusician and early childhood educator, Ben Rubin, a multi-talented composer and instrumentalist, and Amanda Miller, a movement teacher and storyteller, lead the group in song, dance and stories about the things we value and that unite us. We start and end with snacks!

Sisterhood Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 8 | 10:00AM 

Sisterhood invites you to a captivating Chanukah celebration.

Discover hidden truths about yourself as we explore:

Eight Questions for Eight Nights

Don’t miss this special morning of laughter and learning over bagels, coffee, and holiday treats.

RSVP to info@uniontemple.org

Shalom Meditation Circle

Wednesday, December 18 | 5:30-6:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway
Drawing upon Jewish spiritual traditions and incorporating the tools of breathwork, visualization, mindfulness, sound vibration and toning, progressive relaxation, as well as singing and chanting (in Hebrew and English), you will learn how to dissolve “mental clutter” and achieve greater 2clarity, balance emotions and feel calmer and more centered. Connect more deeply with your Nefesh (Soul).

No previous meditation experience is required.

All are welcome and there is no fee.

Please arrive on time and wear comfortable clothing.

The  sessions will be led by UT members, Registered Yoga Teacher Gail Levine-Fried, Ph.D and Faye White-Willinger, a Holistic Nurse Practioner. Gail is a retired Professor of Therapeutic Recreation at Kingsborough Community College. She currently teaches Hatha Yoga, Holistic Healthcare and Stress Management.  Faye White-Willinger is a UT member and Holistic Nurse with a background in Mindfulness Meditation.


For more information call 718-638-7600 or contact the UT Office.

Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 22 | 4:30-6:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway | 3rd Floor

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with us!

There will be:

      • A family candlelighting (bring your own Chanukiah!)
      • Festive snacks & drinks
      • Latke Fry-off (bring a dozen of your favorite)
      • Crafts, games,  projects and more!


Register and get your tickets HERE.

$25 family
$10 single
$18 couple

For more information or questions contact Caryn Roman.



PJ Library Chanukah Concert

Sunday, December 22 | 3:00-4:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway | 4th Floor
Join us for a free PJ Library Chanukah Concert for families with young children featuring singer & educator Carla Friend. Sing, dance, and enjoy Chanukah snacks with your children.
Best for kids up to age 5.

RSVP to educator@uniontemple.org
Walk-ins Welcome!