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.

Shalom Meditation Circle Summer Sessions

Wednesday, July 12, August 9 | 6:00-7:00PM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
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.

AN DIE MUSIK: A New Concert Series

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00-3:00PM – Concert for kids
Friday, August 25, 8:00PM – songs by Gabriel Fauré, Franz
AN DIE MUSIK: A New Concert Series Produced by our wonderful Temple Musician

  • An afternoon concert for kids will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 1:00-3:00PM, and will feature music about animals. Admission is free.
  • The kick-off to 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 Student Cantor Benjamin Harris, who will present songs by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, & Dmitri Shostakovich.

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.

Open House, Get to know us better!

Front of Union Temple building at 17 Eastern Parkway

Sunday, September 10 | 10:00AM-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!

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

Monday 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
4:15PM: Youth Group Study Program
4:30PM: The Reading of the Torah
5:30PM: Yizkor & Ne’ilah, Shofar, Havdalah
7:00PM: Break-Fast