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.

AN DIE MUSIK NYC: A New Concert Series

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00PM – Concert for kids
Friday, August 25, 8:00PM – works by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, and Dmitri Shostakovich
AN DIE MUSIK NYC: A New Concert Series Produced by Our Wonderful Temple Musician

  • An afternoon concert for kids will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 1:00PM. It will involve listening and dancing to classical music about animals. Kids of all ages are invited to attend. Admission is free but please RSVP at andiemusiknyc.com.
  • Opening night of  the series will take place after Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday, August 25. Kabbalat Shabbat is at 6:30PM, with the concert beginning at 8:00PM.
    The concert will feature works by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, & Dmitri Shostakovich. The program will be performed by Student Cantor Benjamin Harris, cellist Rajan Kapoor, and pianist Shinae Kim.
  • There is no charge for Union Temple members.

Dr. Shinae Kim began studying piano in South Korea, where she gave her first performance at age seven. Following her 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 will take place Sunday afternoons at 4:00PM.

September 17

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

Open House, Get to know us better!

Front of Union Temple building at 17 Eastern Parkway

Sunday, September 10 | 9:00AM-1:00PM | 3rd Floor
Get to know us better at our Open House. Bring a friend or the whole family! Learn about our holiday and Shabbat services as well as our Religious School, Preschool, Adult Education, and much more. Meet our members and our dynamic Rabbi, Linda Henry Goodman, and have a bite to eat while we answer any questions you may have. More information and how to register to follow. Walk-ins also welcome!

Shalom Meditation Circle

Wednesday, September 13 | 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 clarity, 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.

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

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

High Holy Day Services 5778

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 6 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.  Registration information to come.

High Holy Days Services Schedule 5778 (2017-2018)

Saturday Evening, September 16
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 Musicfest
at Park Slope Jewish Center

Wednesday Evening, September 20

8:00PM: Evening Service

Thursday Morning, September 21
9:00AM: Services for Kids (1-5; 6-12)
10:00AM: Morning Service

Friday Evening, September 29

8:00PM: Kol Nidre

Saturday, September 30
9:00AM: Services for Kids (1-5; 6-12)
10:00AM: Yom Kippur Morning Service
1:00PM: Early Afternoon Prayers
1:30PM: Social Action Forum
3:00PM: Service of Healing and Comfort
4:30PM: The Reading of the Torah
5:30PM: Yizkor & Ne’ilah, Shofar, Havdalah
7:00PM: Break-Fast


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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