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.

Summer Shabbat Services

Friday, July 12: Union Temple Sanctuary
6:30PM: ServiceFriday, July 19: Rabbi Kolin with Elana Arian, Union Temple Ballroom
6:30PM: ServiceFriday, July 26: Rabbi Kolin with Elana Arian, Union Temple Ballroom
6:30PM: Service

Friday, August 2: Rabbi Kolin with Elana Arian, Union Temple Ballroom
6:30PM: Service

Friday, August 9: Praying and Playing in Mount Prospect Park
5:30PM: Picnic and playground time (BYOD)*

6:30PM: Service

Friday, August 16: Union Temple Ballroom
6:30PM: Service

Friday, August 23: Praying and Playing in Mount Prospect Park
5:30PM: Picnic and playground time (BYOD)*

6:30PM: Service

Friday, August 30: Union Temple Ballroom
6:30PM Service

Friday, September 6: Praying and Playing in Mount Prospect Park
5:30PM: Picnic and playground time (BYOD)*

6:30PM: Service

*BYOD: Bring Your Own Dinner
All Services planned for Mount Prospect Park have a rain location of the UT Ballroom or Sanctuary. Keep your eyes out the week of!

High Holy Day Services 5780

Blowing the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experience the true beauty and meaning of these Days of Awe. At Union Temple, you’ll enjoy a modern approach to tradition filled with a rich balance of Hebrew, English, and music. Children learn about these special days too — at their very own services on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We conduct two services for children each day: one for toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5; another for children ages 5+ to 12. What a wonderful way to introduce your child to our heritage! Childcare is also available for all services.

There is no cost to attend High Holy Day services at Union Temple, but we welcome donations to support the services and the congregation. 

Register at: HHD.Union-Temple.org or call 718-638-7600 ext. 1

Donate at: HHDappeal.union-temple.org

High Holy Days Services Schedule 5780

Saturday Evening, September 21
Brownstone Brooklyn Jewish Community Celebration
Led by the Rabbis and Cantors of our Community
9:30PM: Havdalah
10:00PM: Service of Selichot
11:15PM – 12:30AM Music
at Park Slope Jewish Center, 8th Avenue at 14th Street

Sunday Evening, September 29

8:00PM: Evening Service

Monday Morning, September 30
9:00AM: Services for Kids (1-5; 5+-12)
10:00AM: Morning Service

Tuesday Evening, October 8

8:00PM: Kol Nidre

Wednesday, October 9
9:00AM: Services for Kids (1-5; 5+-12)
10:00AM: Yom Kippur Morning Service
1:00PM: Prayer and Meditation
1:30PM: Social Action Forum
3:00PM: Service of Healing and Comfort
4:30PM: Afternoon Service
5:30PM: Yizkor
6:30PM: Ne’ilah
7:00PM: Break-Fast sponsored by Honorary President Hortense Hurwitz in honor of Rabbi Kolin


Nosh and Tour: Brunch at Russ & Daughters and Tour the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Sunday, October 6, 2019

11:00AM: Enjoy food from the premier appetizing store in NYC. (Brunch not included in tour price.)
2:00PM: Bus tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard: Its Role in WWII. This 2-hour tour will be conducted by a historian and includes stops at points of interest.

Adults $30 per person
Seniors $27 per person
Children 11 and under are free

Make your check payable to Union Temple and send it with the names & number of reservations to:
Union Temple/BNY Tour
17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information please contact
Dr. Gail Levine-Fried at grlevine76@aol.com

Reserve early! The tours fill up quickly.
Reservations must be received by September 9.


Tracing Your Roots: A Beginner's Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Curious about your family history?

Genealogy Institute at the
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (convenient from the Union Square Station on the Q, #4, #5)

In this free workshop, you‘ll learn how to get started in your family history research and discover how the Center’s resources can assist you. After the orientation, you’ll be able to search the computer databases guided and assisted by staff or take a self-guided tour of all the Center’s exhibits.

After the workshop, an optional lunch (self-paid) will be available at an excellent nearby diner.

The workshop is limited to 14 people so register now.
Registration closes October 9.

Register by emailing: info@uniontemple.org with “Tracing Your Roots” in the subject line or
Call 718-638-7600 extension 1

8th Annual Getaway: Historic Greater Boston and Plimoth Plantation

Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17, 2019

On November 16, after an early morning service at Union Temple with Rabbi Kolin, our 8th Annual Getaway begins with a trip to Plimoth Plantation. Founded in 1947, Plimoth is a living history museum that recreates Pilgrim life in the original 17th century Plymouth, MA colony. The visit will start with a lunch at the Plantation’s Plentiful Café followed by a tour with Jewish educator Malka Benjamin. Many of the foundations of Pilgrim life, including Thanksgiving (Sukkot maybe?) and the study of the Hebrew Bible began with their associations with Jews in Amsterdam after they fled England.

After our tour of Plimoth we’ll check-in at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Dedham, MA and then the bus will take us to a dining district with numerous restaurants for dinner and then a return to the hotel.

Sunday will begin with a continental breakfast at the hotel and a 9:30AM drive to Boston’s acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll have time to explore the nation’s 5th largest museum with over 450,000 works of art. Of particular interest is the museum’s Judaica collection highlighting three centuries of Jewish decorative arts and ritual objects.

Next we will tour Temple Israel. Our focus will be the temple’s vast array of engagement programs that have helped it become New England’s largest temple. After the temple we’ll enjoy a late lunch at Coolidge Corner/Brookline, the center of Boston’s Jewish community.

We’ll return to Union Temple around 9:30PM and Temple Beth Shalom v’ Emeth around 10:00PM.

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