High Holy Days - Sukkot Services - Simchat Torah - JBDA - Bookhers - Havdalah PJ Party - OOMF - Shabbat B'yachad - Young Professionals Events - Empty Nesters - APJ Teen Leadership Retreat - Scholar-in-Residence

For a listing of current functions, classes and services, please bookmark this page, our Weekly Schedule page or our Calendar.


Click here for the complete High Holy Day schedule 2017

You must have your tickets to be admitted to High Holy Day services. Tickets will be sent soon, but only to those who have paid their membership dues for the year. Dues invoices were sent in July via email. If you have not already paid your dues, please make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. If you have not received your dues invoice or have misplaced it, please contact the UJC office.

Welcome visitors and non-members

As in previous years, the UJC welcomes visitors to its High Holy Day services. At the same time, we ask for a contribution to help meet the many expenses involved. The suggested donation is HK$2,000 per person to attend our services. High Holy Day tickets may be obtained in advanced by contacting the UJC office.

If you have any financial constraints, please contact our President, Joshua Lavin or Rabbi Stanton Zamek.

Download the schedule of the services for the High Holy Days 2017 here


Join us on the 1st Day of Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, 21st September, 3:30pm- 4:15pm at Central Pier. Please meet us at Central Pier No. 9.

Please RSVP to the UJC office by Wednesday, 20th September.

Rosh Chodesh is monthly meeting where UJC women and their friends gather to discuss a specific topic or to listen to an informal talk. It's an opportunity to be together, have a nosh, learn about an interesting issue, and get to know each other in a friendly, stimulating environment.

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Join your UJC family in celebrating Sukkot. Come celebrate with wonderful music & delicious food. There will be lots of fun, plenty of singing, and beautiful Sukkot services.

Tuesday, 3rd October
Sukkah Decorating Party
3:00pm-5:00pm - UJC Sukkah

For All UJC Families
* All ages welcome
* Helpers are welcome to bring kids
* Snacks provided

Please RSVP to the UJC office by Wednesday, 27th September

Wednesday, 4th October
Sukkot Dinner
6:45pm - UJC Sukkah
Cost: HK$220 for adult, HK$110 for children. Please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 3rd October

Thursday, 5th October

Sukkot Day 1 Morning Service
10:00am - UJC Sanctuary

Friday, 6th October
Sukkot Day 2 Morning Service
8:00am - UJC Sanctuary

Tuesday, 10th October
6:30pm - UJC Sukkah

A JBDA gathering (Adults only).
Have a beer and feast on sausage, kraut, and other delectables. Good beer (and wine). Good food. Great company.

Cost: HK$250 per person (includes two beers/drinks).
Please RSVP to the UJC office by Monday, 9th October.


Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah at the UJC!

Thursday, 12th October
Shemini Atzeret Service & Yizkor
8:00am - UJC Sanctuary
Please come as we celebrate the end of Sukkot and remember our loved ones.

Simchat Torah Children's activity
5:00pm - UJC Sanctuary
Craft Activities and getting ready for the party

Community Simchat Torah Celebration
6:00pm - UJC Sanctuary
* Consecration of our new Shorashim students
* Siddur presentation for our B'nai Mitzvah students
* Reading the Torah - The story ends & begins again!! Everyone gets an aliyah, including the kids!!
* Hakafot - Dancing with the Torah. Each circuit with its own theme and colour
* "Pot luck" dairy/vegetarian buffet dinner
We need your help to make this a great event. Please contact the UJC office to let us know what you are going to bring to this delicious Pot luck dinner.

Friday, 13th October
Atzeret/Simchat Torah Morning Service
8:00am - UJC Sanctuary



Usually meets one Thursday night a month... very causal ...a nice way to visit all the new and "in" places in Hong Kong and to meet and greet old friends and make new ones... wine drinkers more than welcome!

The Jewish Beer Drinking Association convenes! (And it's NOT for Beer Drinkers only).

Meet up with us on:

When: 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Where: The Globe Bar and Café (Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central)

The Globe has a wonderful selection of imported beer and also offers ciders, wine and cocktails for those who prefer other forms of refreshment.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

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The UJC’s Book Group, The Bookhers is for anyone who likes to read and discuss Jewish books — fiction, memoir, biography — it will be up to the group to select. And of course, we’ll have a nosh too.

The next meeting of the Bookhers will be on Wednesday, 27th September at 7:30pm at the Rabbi’s flat. We’ll be discussing A Horse walks Into a Bar by David Grossman.

Winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize

The award-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the To the End of the Land now gives us a searing short novel about the life of a stand-up comic, as revealed in the course of one evening's performance. In the dance between comic and audience, with barbs flying back and forth, a deeper story begins to take shape-one that will alter the lives of many of those in attendance.

To help us plan, please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 26th September.


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Havdalah Pajama Party is coming up!

This program is for our "older twos" and 3 or 4 year old members and their parents.

Come in your PJ's to sing and dance, make a craft, and say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week.

When: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: UJC Sanctuary

Please RSVP to the UJC office.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

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OOMF is the UJC affinity group for lovers of nerd culture in all its myriad forms.

Come prepared to share what you are reading, watching, or are otherwise obsessed with for “The Transference” — the pooling of geek knowledge that will occur at every gathering of OOMF.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

Signed and Sealed on this day


(OOMF is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Zamek/Bergadine Family)

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at 6:15pm in the UJC Sanctuary

Everyone is welcome! Join us for Shabbat B’yachad (Shabbat Together), the UJC’s Early Family Friendly Shabbat service.

We will get in a Shabbat mood with a ruach song session with Cantor Melissa and then welcome Shabbat with a service from the new Mishkan T'filah for Youth.

Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, laughter, and good friends!

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

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Our UJC YoPros brings together UJC young professional members and friends for social gatherings, Shabbat celebrations and social justice activities. Recent events include: a bowling night, a junk boat cruise, Shabbat dinner, a Hanukkah cocktail party, and a trip to Yangon with the UHC Singapore. For more information, contact Cantor Melissa.




We Welcome

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

Mark your calendars now and join us for an exploration of the rich history of the Jewish medieval world, the architecture of Jerusalem, the role of poetry in shaping Jewish life, and much more.

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






Kick off the New Year with the Empty Nesters

Have your children all left the “nest”? Then join The UJC Empty Nesters as we get together for good food, schmoozing, and catching up with friends as the new year begins.

What: A potluck dinner, all foods are welcome but please let us know what you will be bringing. Plan a dish that will feed 8 people or so.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 23rd from 6:30pm onwards

Hosts: Elisa and Joe Chan at their Mid-Levels home

RSVP: Please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 19th September for the address and to tell us what you’ll bring.


Join us for our:

Asia Progressive Judaism Teen Leadership Retreat in Tokyo
17th-19th November

This Shabbaton is designed specifically for high school students (grades 9-12) who are active in congregational life. We will be discussing identity - the unique feelings associated with growing up as a Jewish teen in Asia. Your teen will be able to forge relationships with teens from all across Asia and will have the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat and tour the bustling metropolis of Tokyo.

Please save the date and have your teen join us for this exciting opportunity. Details have been emailed to parents but if you did not receive them or have any questions, please contact Rabbi Martha. Please confirm your teen's participation by Thursday, 28th September.










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