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, November 16 & 30 | 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, November 17 | 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!

Volunteers needed for Food Drive - November 18

Union Temple Food Drive | Volunteers needed for November 18 | 10:00AM-2:30PM

On Sunday, November 18, Union Temple will sponsor a pre-Thanksgiving food drive for CHiPS, an organization that provides meals for the homeless. This year’s drive will take place in front of Key Food (on Seventh Avenue). Collection tables will be set up between the hours of 10:00AM and 2:30PM, and we need volunteers to help with the collection.

Shifts will be:
9:45AM to Noon: Includes help with setup
Noon to 2:30PM: Includes break down of tables and transfer of donations to delivery vehicle.

You can also volunteer for segments of these jobs/shifts.

Please join us and make this year another successful drive. Please contact: Myra Tattenbaum

Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

The Social Action Committee of Union Temple.


Please bring the following items to Key Food (130 7th Ave) on November 19 from 10:00AM – 2:30PM.
Wish List: Non-Perishable Food & Toiletries

Peanut Butter
Dry Food
Mac & Cheese
Noodle Mixes
Soap, Shampoo
First Aid Supplies
Paper Products
Fruit Juices
Powered Milk
Baby Formula
Bottled Water
Assorted Drinks





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

Friday, November 23 | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat | 7:30PM Dinner | 7:45PM Presentation and Q & A | 3rd Floor.

It was 2:30 AM before the contentious Union Temple Congregational Meeting finally broke up. When it did, Union Temple’s rabbi had effectively been fired, the Social Action Committee he founded disbanded. This is where we pick up the story when we gather again on Friday night November 23rd for the second of the two-part lecture 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.

Where have we come from, and where are we going? What is our history, and what radically new currents will shape where we are now going? I hope you’ll join us. Bring your Thanksgiving weekend guests!

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


AN DIE MUSIK NYC: The Second Season


Sunday, December 2 | 4:00PM | Union Temple Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Featuring gems from the repertoire of Gabriel Fauré
An die Musik NYC: A Concert Series Produced by Our Temple Musician Shinae Kim

An die Musik NYC presents internationally renowned performers alongside rising talents from NYC, bringing high-quality affordable classical music to our community.

Dr. Shinae Kim began studying piano in South Korea, where she gave her first performance at age seven and debuted 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.


For more information and to purchase individual tickets please go to andiemusiknyc.com

First Friday Family Shabbat & Chanukah Celebration

Friday, December 7 | 6:00-9:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway | 3rd Floor

Come and celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah!

After our First Friday Family Shabbat services we’ll start our Chanukah celebration with a family menorah candle lighting. So bring your menorahs and candles. We’ll have an art project for the kids and lots of food to eat.

If you have a great latke recipe (or just love them) enter our first annual latke making contest. Bring a dozen homemade latkes to enter. We’ll provide the applesauce and the sour cream.

Ticket information:
Please purchase tickets in advance HERE.

$25 family
$10 single
$18 couple

For more information or questions contact Mindy Sherry.

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. 

Third Annual Chinese Banquet and Movie

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.