Thursday, 13th December 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
at The China Club (14/F The
Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central)
Cost: HK$350 per
A Chance to WIN Awaits You!!
Luxury Lucky Draw*
• Luxurious prizes including: 1. Wynn Macau Overnight getaway including Fountain
Suite accommodations and breakfast for two
2. Family Portrait Session or Portrait Headshot Session with
Lisa Rayman Goldfarb Photography
3. Your choice of a women's or men's Ingersoll watch
4. Feel Good Package featuring Iso Fit, Feel Good Factor,
and products from Soulever
5. Dinner In or Out featuring a pasta set with handcarved
spoon and dinner for two at The Optimist
• All prizes worth minimum HK$2,500
• Limited number of tickets -- 1 in 10 chance to win
• HK$1,000 per ticket
* The UJC will NOT host a Gala in the Spring 2018. Instead
we are incorporating giving opportunities into our program
cycle. Please consider donating by purchasing a ticket or
a direct contribution to the UJC.
All proceeds from the Cocktail Party and Luxury Lucky
Draw benefit The UJC.
here to RSVP for Cocktails, purchase Lucky Draw tickets,
or make a donation.
500 GUESTS SHABBAT
CELEBRATION IS BACK!
Friday, 12th January 2018
There are approximately 500 souls in
our UJC family. That's a pretty big mishpacha. Without
some effort it isn't possible to know one another as well
as we should. So...
On Friday night January 12, 2018, we hope that every single
UJC member will either host a Shabbat dinner for other
UJC members in their home or attend one of these dinners.
The aim is for us all to spend a joyous, haimish Shabbat
evening meeting new people and turning acquaintances into
here to download the "UJC500GuestsFAQ"
for more details.)
here to Volunteer
to host a 500 Guests Shabbat dinner.
Be part of this major effort to strengthen the person-to-person
connections between us and so strengthen our precious
kahal as a whole.
ASIA PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM
25 - 27 JANUARY
AT THE UJC HONG KONG
Join your fellow lay and professional congregational
and community leaders as we gather to celebrate and to foster
the growth of Progressive Judaism in Asia.
- Share your views of the challenges and opportunities for
living an engaged Jewish life in Asia
- Be part of a discussion on Asian Jewish identity
- Learn about emerging Jewish communities in the region
- Learn with clergy serving Asian Progressive congregations
- Welcome Shabbat with dedicated Progressive Jews from the
entire breadth of the continent
- Make connections with Jews across Asia
- And much more
The Progressive Movement is doing wonderful
things in Asia. It is time to meet and dream of what more
we can do together.
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
Shorashim meets as usual this Sunday, 10th December at 9:30am
in the UJC Sanctuary.
Looking ahead, Shorashim will be on Winter Break on 17th, 24th,
and 31st December. Classes willresume on 8th January 2018.
If you haven't yet send your completed registration forms to
The UJC office yet, please do so now.
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]