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.

Fridays @ 4


Fridays, December 7 & 14 | 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 8 & 15 | 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 Gigurasmithmusician 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!

PJ Library Chanukah Concert

Sunday, December 9 | 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-puppeteer Ora Fruchter.  Best for kids up to age 5. Please RSVP to educator@uniontemple.org with number of adults and children attending. 

Shalom Meditation Circle

Wednesday, December 12| 5:30-6:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
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.  Sessions are co-facilitated by Faye White-Willinger, UT member and Holistic Nurse with a background in Mindfulness Meditation.

2018 fall/winter schedule:December 12

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



POSTPONED: Third Annual Chinese Banquet and Movie


New Date TBD

Monday, December 24 | 5:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway

Join us for this temple fundraiser.

Enjoy a sumptuous Chinese banquet and the movie Exodus.

To commemorate the 7oth anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel we are showing the 1960 epic Exodus.
Starring Paul Newman as a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, and depicting the attempt to bring 600 Jewish refugees from Cyprus to Palestine, the movie was influential in stimulating support for Israel in the United States.

The movie also stars Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, who won a Golden Globe for his performance.

$30 per adult in advance | $37 per adult at door | $13 per child under age 12
You can RSVP to info@uniontemple.org or you can register and pay online here.

Fourth Friday Shabbat Dinner & Presentation: Future Prospect: The History of and Outlook for Progressive Judaism...

Friday, December 28 | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat | 7:30PM Dinner, Presentation and Q & A | 3rd Floor.

By popular demand, Rabbi Mark has added a third lecture to his series  Future Prospect: The History of and Outlook for Progressive Judaism in The Greater Prospect Park Area: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.

The book God-Optional Judaism is now almost 20 years old. Is the future of Judaism secular? Or are we more spiritual than ever? And what does that mean? Please join Rabbi Mark for this lecture and discussion following the Shabbat service.

Everyone is welcome.

$10 per person
Register and pay here, or call the office: 718-638-7600 ext 1.