THIS WEEK AT THE UJC

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THE UNITED JEWISH CONGREGATION OF HONG KONG
WELCOMING ALL WHO SEEK
A PROGRESSIVE VISION OF JEWISH LIFE

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION



Thanks to the Ohel Leah Trust, we are renovating the balcony in the Sanctuary to make it more usable. While the construction work should not impact Shabbat services or Shorashim, there will be some visible construction. We ask for your patience for the next several months while the work is on-going, and we look forward to having more room and better seating in the balcony.









INTRODUCING GUEST CANTORIAL SOLOIST


Ayal Ben Or
April 27-29, 2018

Shorashim

Ayal will lead services with Rabbi Zamek on Friday, 27th April at 7:00pm and will be working with Rabbi Martha at Shorashim on Sunday, 29th April. In addition, Ayal will join Havdalah Pajama Party and spend some time with UJC teens and Young Professionals.

Ayal grew up in the Israeli Reform movement. He and his family are longtime members of Kehilat Kol Haneshama and he was active in the Noar Telem Youth Movement both as a member and later as an advisor and summer camp counselor.

Ayal is a graduate of the Jerusalem Music School where he studied voice and saxophone. At Kol Haneshama he served as a service leader for Shabbat and High Holy Days and tutored B’nai Mitzvah. Ayal is also a certified Israeli Sign Language translator and has extensive experience working with special needs children. He is currently living in rural Nepal on a Tevel b"Tzedek Fellowship working in the areas of youth leadership, pre-school programming, and community development.

Please make sure to join us for services on Friday, 27th April. Shorashim parents, don’t miss kinnus on 29th April. Let’s all extend Ayal a warm UJC welcome.






 

SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

Shorashim

Social historian Paul Liptz will guide us through the State of Israel's history and explain how that history shapes Israel today and impacts the future.

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THE UJC NEEDS YOU!
VOLUNTEER TO BE A UJC GREETER

The UJC is establishing a Greeter Corps, a group of volunteers to welcome and assist both members and visitors at services and other events. Our aim is to make sure that newcomers and veterans alike feel the warmth of The UJC whenever they come to shul. Being part of Greeter Corps is a great way to fulfill the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim, of hospitality and welcoming.

If you have the right stuff -- if you love the UJC and want to share that love with others, then email The UJC office to volunteer. Once we have a pool of volunteers, we will schedule a brief training session. Watch Shabbat Shalom for details.

Welcoming the stranger is greater than receiving the Divine Presence.
Talmud, Shabbat 127a





 


Shorashim




Shorashim meets as usual this Sunday, 22nd April at 9:30am in The UJC Sanctuary. UJC Scholar-in-Residence Paul Liptz will be speaking at kinnus on " My Israel" in honor of Israel @ 70 so please be prompt.

Looking ahead, next Sunday, 29th April, Guest Cantorial Soloist Ayal Ben Or will be joining us at kinnus.

Save-the-date - This year we will have a Special Shabbat Service to honor our Shorashim students, teachers, madrichim, and UJC Youth on Friday, 1st June. Shorashim students will participate in the service so mark your calendar now. More details to follow.


If you haven't yet send your completed registration forms to The UJC office yet, please do so now.


Click here to download our 2017/2018 registration packet.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Martha or the UJC office.






 



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UJC HK - Tree of Life


THE UJC

The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong (UJC) was founded in 1988 by three long term residents of Hong Kong, Robert Green, Charles Monat and Robert L. Meyer. Their objective for the UJC was "to advocate the cause of Reform, Liberal, Conservative, and other non-Orthodox Jews in Hong Kong" and to encourage their participation in Jewish life to the fullest. We are a warm, welcoming, vibrant congregation, with adults and children actively engaged in all aspects of the community.

CONGREGATIONAL PROFILE

The Jewish community in Hong Kong is extremely diverse, reflecting many traditions from around the world. While UJC members come mainly from North America, we are also thoroughly international, including members from the Israel, Britain, France, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China. Although some congregants have lived in Hong Kong for decades, many are in Hong Kong for two to five years. Our membership is comprised mostly of business and professional people, journalists, teachers, and academics, and includes many families with school-age children, as well as many young professionals.

HISTORY

The UJC grew rapidly from a few dedicated people to become a large Jewish congregation in Hong Kong with about 200 family and single memberships. Since its inception, the UJC has been affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism and is now a key congregation in the Union for Progressive Judaism. [… read more]


UJC HK Entry


CURRENT EVENTS

MONTHLY CALENDAR
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Jewish Beer Drinking Association (JBDA)


Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting. Click here for more details.


Havdalah Pajama Party
Next meeting is scheduled to be on Saturday, 28th April. Click here for more details.


AN OPENING AT THE UJC
The United Jewish Congregation (UJC) of Hong Kong, a dynamic, 160-family Progressive Congregation, is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Cantor or Cantorial Soloist/Programming Associate ("Hazzan") to join our community.


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Download: This week's D’var Torah by Rabbi Stanton Zamek

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