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.

Special Presentation: Goldstein, A New Musical About Family

Friday, December 15 |8:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway
Join the award-winning writing and producing team of Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman, and cast members, as they present highlights of their new Off-Broadway musical, Goldstein.

Louis Goldstein has written a tell-all family  memoir. The book is a best-seller. But is it true?. This uplifting and heartwarming multi-generational musical explores the challenges and triumphs of an immigrant American family. It reminds us that families are complicated, the truth is never clear, and forgiveness is our best hope.


Debuting February, 2018 at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center, 50th and Broadway.

Michael Roberts, music and lyrics

Charlie Schulman, Book

Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 17 | 4:00-6:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway | 3rd Floor

Join us for music with DJ Daigoro, snacks and drinks for adults, kid-friendly food, a dreidel tournament. and a special Chanukah Project from the Met Council.
We’ll also have a family menorah candle lighting, so bring your menorah and we’ll light the candles together as a community.
Advance Tickets:
$5 single ticket
$15 couple/family
At the Door:
$10 single ticket
$20 couple/family

For advance tickets RSVP to Mindy Sherry.

PJ Library Chanukah Concert

Sunday, December 17 | 3:00-4:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway | 4th Floor
Join us for a free PJ Library Chanukah Concert for families with young children featuring singer-storyteller Ira Levin.  Best for kids up to age 5. Please RSVP to educator@uniontemple.org with number of adults and children attending. 

Temple Fundraiser: Second Annual Chinese Banquet and Movie

Sunday, December 24 | 6:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway

Join us for this temple fundraiser.

Enjoy a sumptuous Chinese banquet and the movie Gentleman’s Agreement.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner for best picture, best director, and best supporting actress, Gentleman’s Agreement tells the story of a journalist, played by Gregory Peck, who moves to New York City and takes on a high-profile magazine assignment about Antisemitism. In order to thoroughly immerse himself in the story, he pretends to be a Jew and soon endures many forms of subtle and not-so-subtle bigotry.

$28 per adult in advance | $35 per adult at door | $12 per child under age 12
You can RSVP to info@uniontemple.org or you can register and pay online here.

First Friday Family Shabbat

Friday, January 5 | 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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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Monday, January 15, 10:00AM—3:30PM
Repair the World, Union Temple, Met Council MLK Day of Service at Union Temple

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for service and learning benefiting Brookynites in need. Together we will assemble winter accessory packets, refresh supplies for children in local schools, pack food for those experiencing food insecurity and prepare materials for outreach about SNAP benefits. This is in partnership with Repair the World, Met Council, UJA-Federation.

We will have 3 shifts you can sign up for. Each shift will have a maximum of 75 people.

First Shift 10:00-11:30AM

Second Shift: 12:00-1:30PM

Third Shift: 2:00-3:30PM

Shift 1 Registration

Shift 2 Registration

Shift 3 Registration

Union Temple is also collecting 75 winter packages to donate on this day. Each package will contain a winter hat, scarf, and a pair of gloves.

Please donate new items and bring them Mindy Sherry’s office on the fourth floor.

For questions or more information please email Mindy Sherry.

The Rabbi Dr. A. Stanley Dreyfus Memorial Lecture

Saturday, February 10 | 6:00PM: Reception and Dinner 7:30PM: Havdalah and Lecture | 3rd Floor
One of the foremost scholars of the Jewish world, Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson, will address the topic: Two Types of Reform: The Lives and Teachings of Rabbis Isaac Mayer Wide and David Einhorn—Their Meanings for Today.

Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson is Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, and Chancellor Emeritus, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

The Rabbi Dr. A. Stanley Dreyfus Memorial Lecture is a free event, but please consider donating to the Dreyfus Fund!   Read more »