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.

Fourth Friday Shabbat: Dinner and Music | Thierry Goyer Plays Jazz Piano

Friday, October 27 | 8:30PM | 3rd Floor

6:30PM: Kabbalat Shabbat | 7:30PM: Dinner ($10 per person) | 8:30PM: Program: Long-time member and music lover Thierry Goyer will be playing jazz piano, featuring jazz and bossa nova standards. If you love and play jazz, bring your instrument and join us for a jam session.

Let us know if you are coming! $10 per person for dinner. RSVP online and pay in advance or by email.

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AN DIE MUSIK NYC: A New Concert Series

Sunday, October 29 | 4:00PM | Union Temple Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Piano and Clarinet | Works by Beethoven, Denisov, Schumann, and Weinberg
Featuring Manuel Laufer, Piano and Mingzhe Wang, Clarinet
An die Musik NYC: A New Concert Series Produced by Our  Temple Musician Shinae Kim

An die Musik NYC presents internationally renowned performers alongside rising talents from NYC, bringing high-quality affordable classical music to our community.

Dr. Shinae Kim began studying piano in South Korea, where she gave her first performance at age seven debut with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at age 11, she moved to the U.S. to study at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She went on to receive a B.A. in Music from The Boston Conservatory, an M.A. in Music Education from New York University Steinhardt, and a D.M.A. from SUNY Stony Brook. She has taught at LaGuardia High School and Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School, and is an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew Union College and New York University. As Temple Musician at Union Temple she is an accompanist at services and leads the adult choir.

The 2017-2018 Concert Series takes place Sunday afternoons at 4:00PM.

October 29

December 3

January 21

February 25

March 18

April 22

May 13

June 17

For more information and to purchase individual tickets or subscriptions for the September through June shows please go to andiemusiknyc.com

Sisterhood Invites You to Meet Eleanor & Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Friday | November 3 | 11:30AM

Join us for a special docent tour of historic Roosevelt House at Hunter College. We’ll be guided through the rooms where President Franklin Roosevelt battled polio and planned the New Deal that brought our nation out of the Great Depression, and where Eleanor learned the skills she needed to lead her courageous battle for civil, human, and women’s rights, finally to become hailed as “America’s Ambassador to the World.” The tour is fascinating and so are the photographs and memorabilia.

Sisterhood is opening this special event to all Union Temple members and friends. The cost is only $15 per person, paid in advance. Make your check out to Sisterhood of Union Temple, earmark it “Roosevelt House Tour,” and mail it to Sisterhood of Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. All checks must be received no later than October 20. On receipt of your check, we’ll give you further details.

In the meantime, please email Gail (grlevine76@aol.com), Linda (lesterditz@yahoo.com) or Barbara (barjbrett@verizon.net) to let us know that you intend to come. We’re looking forward to having you with us.
After the tour, you may want to join us for a separate-checks lunch at one of the nearby restaurants.


First Friday Family Shabbat

Friday, November 3 | 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 Religious School or 718-638-7600 ext. 4.

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Denial: Movie Screening in Commemoration of Kristallnacht

Wednesday, November 8 | 7:00PM | 3rd Floor
Each year our congregation marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, November 10, 1938. This vicious pogrom unleashed upon the Jews of Germany by the Third Reich effectively signaled the beginning of the Shoah. This year for our commemoration we will screen the 2016 movie Denial. Based on the true story of Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel by a Holocaust denier, the movie recounts her legal battle to prove that the Holocaust occurred and the fight for historical truth.

Nominated for the best British film of the year, the movie stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall.

7:00PM: Refreshments
7:30PM: The movie will be introduced by Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman

6th Annual Getaway - Massachusetts Tour: Yiddish Book Center & Norman Rockwell Museum

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017

Our 6th Annual Getaway starts in historic and picturesque Northampton, Massachusetts. We arrive in time for dinner (dinner is on your own). We will stay overnight at the Quality Inn Chicopee-Springfield.

On Sunday we will begin by visiting the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Our 90-minute tour of the world’s first Yiddish museum includes stories of immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts; a visit to the Yiddish print shop; classic Yiddish film clips; vintage Yiddish radio and more. We will then visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, home to the world’s largest collection of Rockwell’s work.

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Shabbat Morning Study: Pirkei Avot

Saturday, October 14 | 9:00-10:15AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
The Shabbat Morning Study Hevre gets together before most Shabbat morning services to enjoy bagels and coffee and study with Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman. This year the Hevre will continue to study Pirkei Avot: Ethics of the Sages. This Mishnaic tractate of teachings and aphorisms is the most beloved jewel of the early Rabbinic period, encapsulating the ethos of early Rabbinic teaching. Our primary edition will be SAGE ADVICE, by Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, published just this year by Maggid. Rabbi Goodman will provide historical background and additional commentaries to enhance our study.  All are welcome to join the dialogue.

Schedule for this year:

October: 7, 14, 21
November: 11, 18
December: 2, 9, 16