ACTIVITIES - PROGRAMS - EVENTS

Special APJ Shabbat - An Evening with Rabbi/Stand-up Comic Bob Alper - APJ Summit 2018 - Tu B'Shevat Congregational Outing - Tu B'Shevat Seder - Jazz Night - JBDA - Bookhers - Havdalah PJ Party - OOMF - Shabbat B'yachad - Young Professionals Events - Empty Nesters

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






SPECIAL SHABBAT


Join us for a
SPECIAL SHABBAT

Asia Progressive Judaism Summit 2018
January 26-27, 2018

Come and celebrate Shabbat with Progressive Jews from across Asia.

Friday, January 26
7:00pm – Shabbat Evening Services in The UJC Sanctuary
Shabbat dinner following at the JCC
Shabbat Dinner Cost: HK$200 (Adult), HK$70 (Children up to 12)

Saturday, January 27
9:00am
– Breakfast and Torah Study led by Rabbi David Kunin, Jewish Community of Japan, Tokyo
Venue: At the JCC
Breakfast Cost: HK$120 per person

10:30am– Shabbat Morning Services
Rabbi Daniel Freelander, President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, will give the sermon
Venue: The UJC Sanctuary

12:00pm– Shabbat Lunch
Venue: At the JCC
Cost: HK$150 per person


2:00pm– Talmud Torah Study Session led by Rabbi Fred Morgan, Union of Progressive Judaism
Venue: The UJC Sanctuary

8:30pm– Havdalah and An Evening with Rabbi/Stand-up Comic Bob Alper (Really)
Venue: The UJC Sanctuary
Click here for more information on Rabbi Alper
Tickets: HK$150 in advance/ HK$200 at the door


Everyone is welcome!

Please click here for a sign up form.

For all events, please RSVP to The UJC office by Wednesday, 24th January.

 




AN EVENING WITH RABBI/STAND-UP COMIC BOB ALPER (REALLY)




Please RSVP to The UJC office by Thursday, 25th January.








ASIA PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM SUMMIT 2018 AT THE UJC




 

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.

Register today. 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.

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







UJC CONGREGATIONAL TU B'SHEVAT OUTING


 

UJC Congregational Tu B'Shevat Outing
to New Life Organic Farm

Sunday, 28th January 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm

Everyone is welcome!

New Life Organic Farm is a wonderful social enterprise that provides education on organic farming and environmental protection while providing training and employment opportunities for people in recovery from mental illness.

We will
• tour the farm
• learn about paper making and make some from recycled materials
• make organic soap

Cost: HK$170/person includes bus transportation, touring/workshops, and materials
Optional bag lunch: HK$100/person OR bring your own

Click here for full details and a sign up form. Please return your completed sign up for to The UJC office by Saturday, 20th January.

 

 

TU B'SHEVAT SEDER





Originally the first day of the "tax year" for fruit-bearing trees, the 16th century mystics of Tzfat transformed Tu B'Shevat into a mystical celebration of God's continual renewal of the life-giving power of the earth.

Join the UJC for a 21st century interpretation of the original kabbalistic Tu B'Shevat Seder, led by Rabbi Zamek. There will be lots of fruit from the Land of Israel, wine, mystical insights, and songs. A light supper will also be served.

When: Tuesday, 30th January at 7:00pm
Where: Rabbi's apartment
Cost: HK$200 per person

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL. Please RSVP to The UJC office by Friday, 26th January.





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AN EVENING OFJAZZ FOR THE UJC


Please RSVP to The UJC office by Friday, 2nd February.





JEWISH BEER DRINKING ASSOCIATION (JBDA)

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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UJC BOOK GROUP - THE BOOKHERS


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 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, 17th January at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat.

We'll be discussing Warrior by Ariel Sharon and David Chanoff.

Arguably one of Israel's most colorful and controversial public figures, Sharon is known for his brilliant generalship in several wars, as well as his accomplishments as Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Agriculture. In this engrossing autobiography written with David Chanoff, he reveals his private self. But more than a self-portrait of an Israeli pioneer and a general, this is a serious glimpse into the real political world of the Israeli government and a deeply believed statement on the Jewish state's credo.

To help us plan, please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 16th January.



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HAVDALAH PAJAMA PARTY

 

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.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.



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OOMF - THE OVERLORDS OF MANIACAL FANDOM

HAPPY OOMF YEAR 2018

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.

Take your rightful place as an Overlord on Thursday, 18th January at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat. Please RSVP by emailing us at rabbizamek@ujc.org.hk.

Signed and Sealed on this day

THE GRAND MAGISTERIUM OF OOMF

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




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SHABBAT B'YACHAD


at 6:15pm in the UJC Sanctuary
followed by a Potluck Shabbat Dinner

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

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.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

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UJC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENTS

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.

 

 


UJC 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.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.


 





 



 

 



 

 


 









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