March 30, 2015   10 Nisan 5775
Union Temple of Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, April 4th 2015  6:00 PM

Seder will be conducted by Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman

Dinner & wine will be kosher for Passover

Vegetarian meals will also be provided.

Reserve online HERE or download the reservation form HERE.


Union Temple PRESCHOOL now accepting students.

To schedule a tour:

Call: 718-623-1322


Religious School, Sundays 9:15 AM

For more information please contact

Mindy Sherry Director of Family & Youth Engagement for information.


Wednesday Evenings at Union Temple 7:30 - 9:30 PM

For more information click on CALENDAR/EVENTS or go to

Shabbat Schedule


A cross-cultural, interfaith arts based program designed to explore themes such as peace and charity through movement, music and storytelling. For kids up to age 5.

March Theme -Melting Snow 

3/7 Music and Movement with Ben and Julie 

3/14 Movement and Storytelling with Julie and Shawn 

3/21 Music and Storytelling with Ben and Shawn

All programs are FREE and run from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. on the 4th Floor!

'What is Kinder Kef' ?'

Fridays at Four Tot Shabbat


FRIDAY, March 6

First Friday Family Shabbat and Purim program, 6:00 PM - Snacks, 6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat, 7:30 PM - Potluck Dinner


Out of the Shabbox and PJ Library PURIM party

SUNDAY, March 8

PURIM Carnival for all ages 1:00 - 4:00PM

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 5:30-6:30 PM


There is no fee for the session and it is open to all. You do not have to be a Temple member.

FRIDAY, March 13

6:30 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat

Pizza and Movie Chariots of Fire to follow 

Saturday, March 14 

The Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfus Memorial Lecture: From Pope Francis to Paris: Interfaith Relations in the 21st Century

6:00 PM: Dinner, RSVP required by March 9 RSVP , (or) the office: 718-638-7600. There is no charge for this event.

7:30 PM: Lecture by Rabbi Dr. David Fox Sandmel, Director of Interfaith Relations, the Anti-Defamation League.

Saturday, March 22

SISTERHOOD OF UNION TEMPLE ROSH CHODESH NISAN. Join us as we honor our Matriarch Miriam,

and commemorate Women’s History Month with a lively discussion of A WOMAN’S BILL OF RIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY

FRIDAY, March 27

Fourth Friday Shabbat

7:00 PM - Dinner ($10pp), 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service, 9:00 PM - Oneg & Discussion: "Allergies: Search for a Cure" with Henry Ehrlich

SUNDAY, March 28

The Brotherhood Shabbat service and luncheon

PJ Botton



Union Temple is pleased to announce its affiliation with the PJ Library! See how families with children from 6 months to 8 years can get a free Jewish content book or CD each month.

Click here to sign up!


                                                                                                                SHABBAT  MORNING STUDY  HEVRE

Saturday Mornings, 9:00-10:20

beginning September 6

Led by Rabbi Goodman

Bagels and Coffee are served


Songs of Comfort and Praise

~ history and literary structure, with Rabbinic commentaries and occasional musical settings ~

Programs and Events  
We join together through Adult Education, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and the Social Action Committee for a wide variety of educational, social, and cultural activities including:

    • Shabbat Morning Study Hevre

    • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class

    • Shabbaton with Notable Speakers

    • Concerts  *  Films  *  Lectures

    • Book Discussions  *  Game Nights

    • Dances  *   Theatre Outings

    • Walking Tours of Jewish New York

We view all our programs as opportunities to bring our congregational community together to socialize, to learn, and to celebrate our heritage.

Greetings from our Rabbi  

The congregation of Union Temple is a diverse, yet closely knit group of thoughtful and compassionate people who draw together in times of joy as well as times of sorrow. It has been a privilege for me to serve as Rabbi since 1992. On behalf of our congregational family, I invite you to celebrate our past, share our present, and be a part of shaping our future.   Rabbi Dr. Linda Henry Goodman  Click here to read the Rabbi's Message

On Monday, March 17, Israel will hold its national elections for the office of Prime Minister and the formation of the next session of the Knesset. The results of this election will have an impact on civil rights, Jewish-Palestinian relations, religious freedom, economic gaps, the Occupation, and so on. The Shalom Hartman Institute will conduct a real-time webinar featuring commentary by the president, Dr. Donniel Hartman, and Senior Hartman Fellow , journalist Yossi Klein-Halevi. Please see below and register if you would like to tune into this webinar.

On Monday, March 17, 2015, from 3:30-4:30 PM EDT, 12:30-1:30 PM PDT, and 21:30-22:30 (9:30-10:30 PM Israel) Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi will conduct a live webinar about the Israeli elections. Watch the program to see results in real-time as they are announced, and hear their commentary on the impact of the vote. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the program. You may register and post advance questions at:
Who We Are  

Union Temple is an egalitarian, inclusive Reform Congregation, spanning the generations. Founded in 1848 by a small group of German and Alsatian Jewish immigrants living in Williamsburgh, since 1929 Union Temple has been located in a magnificent building at Grand Army Plaza. We are a house of worship, a house of study, and an intimate community of mutual support for our members. We reach out to the diverse communities of Brooklyn and warmly welcome individuals and all types of families to join us. As a congregation we are dedicated to Tikkun Olam, the repairing of our world, through the pursuit of social justice and active participation in the larger Jewish and general communities. Union Temple is a member congregation of the Union of Reform Judaism

Read more about the History of Union Temple...


Anshei Mitzvah Class will be on Wednesday Evenings, for those adults who would like to learn to read Hebrew and work toward becoming B'nei and B'not Mitzvah. If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Goodman either by phone or E-mail ( during September.


Benefits for Temple Members  

Tickets for High Holy Day services A Blessing

Union Temple Preschool Discount

School of Religion Discount

Pastoral Counseling and Services

Eastern Athletic Club Discount

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Congregational Participation  

Our Religious School students, our junior choir, and our Brotherhood and Sisterhood, all assist in conducting the services at various times during the year. Music is an organic part of our services in the gifted hands of Shinea Kim, in addition to our wonderful cantorial students, as they encourage congregants to participate actively in the musical life of the congregation.

Shabbat and Yom Tov Services  

Beginning Sept. 7 and thereafter, all Friday services will begin at 6:30 PM, except for the 4th week of each month, when they will begin at 8:00 PM.  The first Friday of the month we will have our potluck dinner following services as usual.  Saturday morning services remain at 10:30.
Chick here for our Shabbat Service Schedule
Union Temple Preschool  

Open to all children in the community, the Union Temple Preschool is a morning program for two, three, and four year olds with some extended day options. Our dedicated, nurturing staff provides a child-centered environment with a curriculum enhanced by a Jewish perspective, and enrichment programs.

New Partnership  

Dear Friends:

With the support and approval of our Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce our participation in an exciting new program of partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services of UJA. Some six other synagogues in the general Brownstone Brooklyn area also are participating in this partnership. It will provide all the rabbis and temple officers with much needed support for our older adults. I have inserted the announcement from the JBFCS below. We will be talking more about it in the coming months. If you have any questions at all, or know immediately that you would like to avail yourself of this program for yourself, a parent or relative, or someone you know, please call me at the temple: (718) 638-7600 or e-mail me at  - Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman


Through a generous grant from the Weinberg Foundation provided by UJA Federation of NY, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services is able to offer the expertise of our geriatric social worker to area synagogues, free of charge.

We can provide your congregants with:

Innovative programs and workshops addressing the needs of older adults

o Health education

o Caregiver resources

o Social and recreational programs

Emotional support for older adult life issues

Support, consultation, and education for volunteers helping older adults

Individual and family assessment and counsel by our onsite geriatric social worker.

Home Care oversight and advocacy

Access to the full range of services of JBFCS, and other community agencies.

Partnering Synagogues will:

Develop an ongoing working relationship with our project social worker.

Work with our program staff to identify, plan and host activities to address the needs of older congregants.

Identify and refer older congregants in need.

Market and publicize the program workshops, groups, and services to the congregation and community.

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