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Peter Cole and Adina Hoffman
UJC Scholars-in-Residence
October 27-29, 2017

Co-Authors of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

Friday, 27th October 2017
8:00am - "Coffee Talk” with Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole

An informal opportunity to meet our scholars and learn about their work and background
Venue: Starbucks Coffee (Shop M2, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central)
Cost: HK$120 per person for Continental breakfast

7:00pm - " Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza – Part 1"
Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole will speak at services and the discussion will continue at Shabbat Dinner. The beginning of our exploration of the cultural riches of the Cairo Geniza.Venue: UJC Sanctuary
Shabbat Dinner Cost: HK$200 (Adult), HK$70 (Children up to 12)

Saturday, 28th October 2017
9:30am - "The World to Come Is the Word to Come: The Place of Poetry in Jewish Life"

An engaging study session with Peter Cole on the role of Hebrew poetry in shaping Jewish identity.
Bagel breakfast provided.
Venue: Rabbi's apartment (Apt. 3C, One Robinson Place)

7:30pm - "Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City"
A presentation by Adina Hoffman on three architects who shaped modern Jerusalem – a fascinating new iew of a city we thought we knew.
Venue: Rabbi's apartment (Apt. 3C, One Robinson Place)

Sunday, 29th October 2017
10:30am - "Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza – Part 2"

Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole deepen our understanding of the vibrant Jewish world revealed by the Cairo Geniza manuscripts.
Venue: UJC Sanctuary

For all events, please RSVP to the UJC office by Wednesday, 25th October.

(This program is made possible by the generous support of the Salata Family)





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 classes meet as usual this Sunday, 15th October at 9:30am in the UJC Sanctuary.

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

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


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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]

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Jewish Beer Drinking Association (JBDA)

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Havdalah Pajama Party
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