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.

Shabbat Morning Study: Pirkei Avot

Saturday, January 20 | 9:00-10:15AM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
The Shabbat Morning Study Hevre gets together before most Shabbat morning services to enjoy bagels and coffee and study with Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman. This year the Hevre will continue to study Pirkei Avot: Ethics of the Sages. This Mishnaic tractate of teachings and aphorisms is the most beloved jewel of the early Rabbinic period, encapsulating the ethos of early Rabbinic teaching. Our primary edition will be SAGE ADVICE, by Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, published just this year by Maggid. Rabbi Goodman will provide historical background and additional commentaries to enhance our study.  All are welcome to join the dialogue.

Schedule for this year:
March 3, 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21


Fourth Friday Shabbat Dinner & Presentation | Local Activism, A Personal Story

Friday, March 23 | 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat | 7:30PM Dinner and Discussion | 3rd Floor

Union Temple’s 4th Friday speaker, Anne Schwartz, is an environmental writer who has written widely about wildlife conservation, urban parks, and land conservation. Anne was the parks columnist for Gotham Gazette for many years, and worked as a freelance writer for environmental organizations while raising her two children with her husband Dan. Currently, she is institutional grants manager for NYC Audubon and deeply involved in political activism.

Join our temple member, Anne Schwartz, as she recounts her personal journey to activism and leads a discussion on how to get involved.

RSVP here, or call the office: 718-638-7600 ext 1.


Second Seder

Saturday, March 31 | 6:00-9:00PM | 3rd Floor
UT’s Annual Second Seder is relaxed and participatory, traditional but innovative, and designed to keep all ages engaged. Led by Rabbi Goodman and Student Cantor Benjamin Harris, we retell our people’s story (the Maggid) with matzoh and maror and enjoy a delicious Kosher-for-Pesach dinner with family and friends.

Kosher for Passover: choice of Chicken Marsala, Braised Brisket or Vegetarian Chicken Cutlet meals.

Help find the Afikoman!

Price: Adult:s $75
Children 5-12 years old: $30
Children under 5 are free.

Register, choose your meal and pay online  at: Seder.Union-Temple.org.

RESERVE EARLY—Deadline for reservations is March 19 at 12:00PM,


Shalom Meditation Circle

Wednesday, April 18| 5:30-6:30PM | 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th Floor
Drawing upon Jewish spiritual traditions and incorporating the tools of breathwork, visualization, mindfulness, sound vibration and toning, progressive relaxation, as well as singing and chanting (in Hebrew and English), you will learn how to dissolve “mental clutter” and achieve greater clarity, balance emotions and feel calmer and more centered. Connect more deeply with your Nefesh (Soul).

No previous meditation experience is required.

All are welcome and there is no fee.

Please arrive on time and wear comfortable clothing.

The April 18 session will be led by UT member and Registered Yoga Teacher Gail Levine-Fried, Ph.D., retired Professor of Therapeutic Recreation at Kingsborough Community College. She currently teaches Hatha Yoga, Holistic Healthcare and Stress Management.  Sessions are co-facilitated by Faye White-Willinger, UT member and Holistic Nurse with a background in Mindfulness Meditation.

For more information call 718-638-7600 or contact the UT Office.

Farewell Gala for Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman: Register Now

Sunday, April 29

Register for the concert, dinner, or both. And donate to Union Temple in honor of our beloved Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman, on the occasion of her retirement.

Cantors in Concert
3:00PM: Rabbi’s Champagne Reception
4:00PM: Concert in Union Temple Sanctuary

Hear the many cantors our Rabbi has mentored, now cantors in their own right. The musical program has been conceived and organized by Pedro D’Aquino and Dr. Shinae Kim, former and current Temple Musicians at Union Temple. Festivities begin with a champagne reception in the lobby, courtesy of Rabbi Goodman.

Concert: $50 Non-Member
                $40 Union Temple Member

Gala Dinner
6:30PM: Reception in 3rd Floor Foyer
7:00PM: Sit-Down Dinner in the Ballroom

Join us for a lovely meal among friends, followed by special presentations in honor of Rabbi Goodman.

Dinner: $100 Non-Member
              $ 90 Union Temple Member

Your choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian entrée.

Concert & Dinner: $110 Union Temple Members

Please register online and pay via PayPal or by check.

Checks should be made out to: Union Temple of Brooklyn.

Please call the administrative office at 718-638-7600 if you have any questions.