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.

Brotherhood Builds the Sukkah

Sunday, September 23 | 10:00AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, Ground Floor
Build our Sukkah and build our community.  It’s a big project and a big mitzvah. It’s always a fun activity, and  we welcome all the help we can get! We’ll have coffee, bagels and pastry to fuel our efforts. The Sukkot Reception and Festival Evening Service will be at 7:00PM September 23 and Sukkot Festival Morning Service at 10:30AM September 24.

Fridays @ 4 and PJ Library Sukkot Party


Friday, September 28, 2018 | 4:00-5:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th floor
Join us for PJLibrary and UT’s Tot Shabbat Sukkot party. Music and Sukkah decorating and pizza. Our Tot program is for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—accompanied by their adult guests. Everyone joins in singing, dancing, and storytelling to welcome Shabbat. There’s plenty of challah and grape juice to go around.  For the Sukkot party please RSVP to Mindy Sherry.

First Friday Family Shabbat/PJ Shabbat/Consecration

Friday, October 5 | 6:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway
6:00PM Snacks | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat & Consecration | Potluck Dinner to Follow
A lively service for children of all ages and their families, followed by a festive potluck dinner. During our October First Friday Family Shabbat we will have our Consecration Ceremony. Consecration is the formal ceremony that welcomes our youngest or new students into the world of Jewish learning. Please join us as we formally welcome our students on their Jewish learning journey. 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: home-cooked or take-out is fine.  RSVP to educator@uniontemple.org or 718-638-7600 ext. 4. 

Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults

7:30-9:30PM | First session: Wednesday, October 10 | EastMidwood Jewish Center (1625 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn)
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 from 7:30-9:30PM in two sections:
Wednesdays at East Midwood Jewish Center (1625 Ocean Avenue between Avenues L & M)
Sundays at Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Avenue at 14th Street)

First session for everyone:  Wednesday, Oct 10th at East Midwood Jewish Center

$425 course tuition plus $25 materials fee.

For registration & questions, contact Rabbi Sue Oren at introclass@earthlink.net


This class is co-sponsored by:
Beloved, 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


Out of the Shabbox

Saturdays, October 13, 20 & 27 | 9:30-11:00AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
Movement, Music and Storytelling with Amanda, Rachel, Steven, and Ben. October’s theme is Fall (Stav)!

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!

7th Annual Getaway: Philip Roth's Jewish Newark and Historic Philadelphia Synagogues

Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2018

Our 7th Annual Getaway begins with a tour of Philip Roth’s Jewish Newark. Led by a member of the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, the tour will include famous Jewish landmarks, including the late Philip Roth’s neighborhood. The tour will be followed by a sandwich platter lunch catered at Hobby’s Deli (a landmark in its own right).

After lunch we’ll drive to the trendy Philadelphia Manayunk district (its Lenape name means “the place to drink.”) where you’ll have the opportunity to dine (at your own expense) at any of the neighborhood’s great restaurants. Then we’ll overnight at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Bridgeport.

Sunday will begin with a bright and early tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Congregation Beth Sholom in Elkins Park, PA. Then on to lunch (on your own) at the iconic 1895 Philadelphia Bourse on Independence Mall. After lunch you have a choice of either touring the National Museum of American Jewish History or the historic 1927 Congregation Rodeph Shalom. (Please make your choice when your register.)

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