Commemorate a simcha or honor the memory of a loved one
by sponsoring a set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the new
The publication of Mishkan HaNefesh
was an important milestone in the development of the Progressive
Movement. The UJC adopted Mishkan HaNefesh two
years ago. This still quite new machzor greatly enhanced
the beauty and depth of our services for the High Holy Days.
You can be part of this moment in the history of our movement
and our congregation by sponsoring a set or multiple sets
of Mishkan HaNefesh. A special bookplate has been
designed that allows sponsors to make a personal dedication
in honour or in memory of a loved one. In addition, your
sponsorship will support the programs of The UJC and will
be a fitting memorial to our friend and devoted member Evan
The UJC is proud to announce that it is one of
the recipients of a matching grant from the Jewish Funders Network
called "Avenues to Jewish Engagement for
Intermarried Couples and their Families," in Honor of 2015
Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas.
We are so pleased to be able to continue this vital engagement
work here in Hong Kong.
Todah rabbah to Josephine Pichanick Mogelof who led the grant
application process, to all our generous matching grant donors,
and to everyone who has contributed to making The UJC worthy of
Please click on the infographic for more information.
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
Welcoming the stranger is greater than receiving the Divine
Presence. Talmud, Shabbat 127a
Registration packets for next year have been sent via email
to all returning students' parents. If you have not yet received
your registration forms please contact The UJC office. Please
complete and return your child's registration as soon as possible
as early registration makes planning for next year much easier.
We would love to welcome new students to Shorashim! Children
age four and up are eligible to attend. If you know of a family
that is new to Hong Kong or might be interested in Shorashim
for their children, please have them contact me, or pass on
their name to me and I will reach out.
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.
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.
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]