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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.

Out of the Shabbox

Saturday, January 25 | 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 Figurasmithmusician 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!

AN DIE MUSIK NYC: Albert Lotto Plays Chopin

Sunday, January 26 | 4:00PM | Union Temple Ballroom, 3rd Floor
An die Musik NYC: A Concert Series Produced by Our Temple Musician Shinae Kim

Join us for the third season of An die Musik NYC, a concert series bringing you captivating classical music in a warm, intimate setting. An die Musik’s Artistic Director, our own Temple Musician Shinae Kim, presents internationally renowned performers alongside rising talents from the NYC community.

Renowned pianist Albert Lotto will perform a program featuring the works of Frédéric Chopin. Since winning First Prize in the Montreal International Piano Competition, and the Gold Medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, Albert Lotto has toured frequently and extensively on four continents. He was chosen by the Juilliard School to represent the United States Department of State as a cultural ambassador to Japan, Taiwan, the Republic of China, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador and Peru. He simultaneously worked with the Peace Corps as a representative artist and teacher in Honduras.


Debussy – Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque
Ravel – Miroirs
Chopin – Selections of Preludes from Op. 28
Chopin – Polonaise No. 5 in F-sharp Major, Op. 44
Chopin – Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

 

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

Fridays @ 4

 

Friday, January 31 | 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, February 1 | 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 Figurasmithmusician 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!

First Friday Family Shabbat

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

Join the UT Singers and the Junior Choir in this lively service for children of all ages and their families, followed by a festive potluck dinner. 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. All food is welcome (home-cooked or take-out).  RSVP to Caryn Roman or 718-638-7600 ext. 4.

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