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

Click on this link to read the UJC Mission Statement



UJC HANUKKAH COCKTAILS
(Adults only)


Cocktails & Canapes
Hanuakkah fun for adults


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 person

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.

Click here to RSVP for Cocktails, purchase Lucky Draw tickets, or make a donation.

RSVP to the UJC office by Friday, 8th December. Questions? Please email us at ujc@ujc.og.hk.

 




 

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 friends.

(Click here to download the
"UJC500GuestsFAQ" for more details.)

This is a huge undertaking. We need HELP!

Click here to
Volunteer to help plan 500 Guests.

Click 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 SUMMIT 2018
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.

Join us in Hong Kong in January. Register today. (Registration deadline: 13 January 2018). Click here to download the registration form. Please return your completed registration form via email to APJsummit@ujc.org.hk or by fax to (852) 2523-3961.

A detailed program will soon be available.

Questions? Please email us at: APJsummit@ujc.org.hk.




 

 

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, 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.


Click here to download our 2017/2018 registration packet.

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






 



This is the UJC of Hong Kong's Tree of Life
Click here or on the image to learn how to purchase a leaf.
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
Want to know WHAT'S HAPPENING at the UJC and When? Click here and stay up to date with all of the latest scheduling!...


Jewish Beer Drinking Association (JBDA)


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


Havdalah Pajama Party
Our next meeting is scheduled on Saturday, 9th December. Click here for more details.







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

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