Thursday, 13th December 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
at The China Club
(14/F The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street,
Cost: HK$350 per person
A Chance to WIN Awaits You!!
Luxury Lucky Draw*
• Luxurious prizes worth minimum HK$2,500
• Limited number of tickets -- 1 in 10 chance to
• 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 friends.
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.
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
Shorashim classes meet as usual this Sunday, 19th November
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.
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]