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.

Virtual Shabbat Lunch & Shmooze

Virtual Shabbat Lunch & Shmooze

Saturday, September 26 & October 10 | 1:30-2:30PM

Come sit at our virtual table and join us for lunch and conversation.
Bring your lunch to our Zoom room and just sit and talk a bit. Check in. See how everyone is holding up, look at each other and remember we are not alone.

Hosted by members of our UT community.

Register to Lunch, Learn, and Interact Here.

Once you register you will receive your Zoom link via email.

Register once for all our Shmooze lunches.


Sukkot: Virtual and In-Person

Join us on October 2nd and 3rd for Virtual Services and on Sunday, October 4th, 5:00-6:30PM, for a Union Temple and Congregation Beth Elohim In-Person Sukkot Gathering in Prospect Park!

Friday, October 2, Erev Sukkot
 Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat & Festival Service
Register to join the community

Saturday, October 3, Sukkot
10:00AM: Virtual Shabbat Morning & Festival Service
Register here

Sunday, October 4

Sukkot is a holiday of welcoming guests, including everyone in our “tent,” and building something beautiful together. This Sunday, we have a chance to see one another in 3D at CBE’s Prospect Park Sukkah. Get to know some of the CBE leadership and members, sing together, shmooze it up, and celebrate Sukkot as a community.

When: 5:00-6:30PM
Where: The lawn in front of Litchfield Villa. Come to Prospect Park West and 5th street and you’ll see a Sukkah. Come to the Sukkah!
Who: You! Kids! Adults! UT and CBE!
What else?: If you’d like, bring a blanket and some dinner for you and your family. We respectfully request that you do not sit closely with people from outside your pod, but we’ll be a mere 6-10 feet from one another and that’s pretty darn good.
Aren’t you forgetting…: RIGHT! Please wear a mask the entire time and socially distance to keep each other and ourselves safe and healthy.

Let us know if you’re coming or just swing on by! RSVP to info@uniontemple.org with the work “Sukkah” in the subject line.

Virtual Shalom Meditation

Wednesday, October 14 | 5:30-6:30PM | Zoom
There is a great need for meditation today to help people feel a sense of security; to gain clarity and to restore balance and calm to our lives. Even greater is the need for feelings of connection with others and for mutual support.

Join us at our virtual session, connect and restore some calm.
Register HERE.

No previous meditation experience is required.

All are welcome and there is no fee.

The  sessions are 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.

Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults

7:00-9:00PM | First session: Wednesday, October 21 on Zoom
Register now for this 20-session introduction to Jewish life, thought and practice.

The curriculum is designed to give you access to concepts, vocabulary and observances that are central to Judaism. Explore the holy and the historical, inherited texts and contemporary issues, rhythms of the calendar and of our lives in this seminar-style course.

Rabbi Sue Oren, Instructor and Coordinator.

This weekly class meets in two evening sections on Zoom:
Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00PM
Sunday evenings at 7:30-9:30PM
(Plus a virtual shabbat gathering with Union Temple)

First session for everyone: Wednesday, Oct 21

$425 course tuition plus $25 materials fee
(early-bird discount available before October 7th)

For registration & questions contact Rabbi Sue Oren at  917-539-1334 or


This class is co-sponsored by:
BROOKLYN  BelovedBK, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, B’ShERT: Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple, Congregation Mount Sinai, East Midwood Jewish Center, Flatbush Jewish Center, Kane Street Synagogue, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope Jewish Center, Union Temple
QUEENS  Malkhut: progressive Jewish spirituality in Queens, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills