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.

Summer Shabbat Services

In an effort to stimulate summer Kabbalat Shabbat attendance, the Board of Trustees has decided to try Friday-only services this summer.

There will be no Saturday services
from June 23 through September 1, inclusive.

 Updates concerning Selichot and the High Holy Days, which are “early” this year will be forthcoming.

 Have a lovely summer, and we hope to see you as often as possible for Kabbalat Shabbat.

Shalom Meditation Circle Summer Sessions

Wednesday, July 18, August 15 | 6:00-7:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway
As we move towards Yom Kippur in our New Year cycle, we want to open our hearts to greater compassion for ourselves and for others. Experience the soothing and profound sound vibrations produced by the Crystal “Heart” Bowl as we tone “Shalom” into deeper levels of our Being. Chant and sing Hebrew songs of Comfort and Renewal. The summer sessions will be lead by Temple member Faye White-Willinger. There is no fee for the session and it is open to all; please arrive on time and wear comfortable clothing. For more information call 718-638-7600 or contact the UT Office.

High Holy Day Services 5779

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 5 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. 

Register at: HHD.Union-Temple.org or call 718-638-7600 ext. 1

Donate at: HHDappeal.union-temple.org

High Holy Days Services Schedule 5779 (2018-2019) 

Saturday Evening, September 1
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 Music
at Park Slope Jewish Center, 8th Avenue at 14th Street

Sunday Evening, September 9

8:00PM: Evening Service

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

Tuesday Evening, September 18

8:00PM: Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 19
9:00AM: Services for Kids (1-5; 5-12)
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


Open House, Get to know us better!

Front of Union Temple building at 17 Eastern Parkway

Friday, September 7 | 5:00PM 
Get to know us better at our Open House. Enjoy refreshments, connect with members and meet our new Interim Rabbi.

Learn about our congregation and all we have to offer. Bring your kids and let them enjoy a supervised Shabbat-related arts and crafts project.

Then, experience a lively service for children of all ages and their families at our First Friday Family Shabbat/Pajama Shabbat with a potluck dinner to follow.

To RSVP: info@uniontemple.org or

718-638-7600 ext 1

Walk-ins also welcome!

First Friday Family Shabbat/Pajama Shabbat

Friday, September 7 | 6:30PM | 3rd Floor
 6:00PM Snacks | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat | Potluck dinner to follow

Welcome to our new year of First Friday Family Shabbat/Pajama Shabbat

A lively service for children of all ages and their families, followed by a festive potluck dinner. Children 0-5 are invited to come dressed in their pajamas. The service ends at 7:15PM—early enough to take the youngest home to bed. But everyone who can is welcome to stay for dinner, followed by 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 (no nuts; home-cooked or take-out is fine). RSVP to Religious School or 718-638-7600 ext. 4.

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