UJC Hanukkah Cocktails - 500 Guests Shabbat Celebrations - JBDA - Bookhers - Havdalah PJ Party - OOMF - Shabbat B'yachad - Young Professionals Events - Empty Nesters - Holy Land Wine Tasting at The UJC - UJC Make A Miracle Mitzvah Day

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


(Adults only)

Cocktails & Canapes
Hanukkah 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 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



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.

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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 Thursday, 7th December, at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat.

We'll be discussing A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell.

"Multi-layered," "rich," and "compelling," this sprawling novel traces the lives of a handful of fascinating characters, and through them tells the little-known but true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews during the World War II's final phase.

To help us plan, please RSVP to the UJC office by Wednesday, 6th December.

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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

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.

Take your rightful place as an Overlord on Thursday, 16th November at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat. Please RSVP by emailing us at the UJC office.

Signed and Sealed on this day


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

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Friday, 3rd November 2017
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.

Children with birthdays in October, November, and December will receive a special blessing and a sweet treat. And of course, we'll have our chocolate chip challah. Then immediately after the service, we'll share a relaxed Shabbat potluck dinner together.

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

To help us plan, please RSVP to the UJC office by Wednesday, 1st November and tell us what you'll bring to the Potluck Dinner! (Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish that serves 8-10 people. The UJC will supply soft drinks and paper goods.)

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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.

UJC Young Professionals Trip to Laos in December 2017

Join us for a very special Shabbat in Vientiane, Laos on Friday, 8th December!

The local community is hosting the UJC and UHC Singapore for this unforgettable experience. Joining us will be Souksavat Soukhaseum from New York City.

Register your interest at




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, 18th November from 6:30pm onwards

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

RSVP: Please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 14th November for the address and to tell us what you’ll bring.



Please join us as we give thanks for all our blessings at Shabbat services on Friday, 25th November and at the UJC Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner immediately following.

We'll have herb roasted turkey with all the trimmings - thyme and sage stuffing, sweet potato souffle, cranberry relish, and apple pie!

Dinner Cost: HK$240 (Adult), HK$120 (Children 12 & under).

Please RSVP with the UJC office by Thursday, 24th November.



Taste and Enjoy a collection of celebrated wines brought to you by Holy Land Wine Company.

Come and taste a vibrant selection from Israel's boutiques wineries

Thursday, 30th November at 7:00pm
in The Rabbi's Flat (Apt 3C, One Robinson Place)

Cost: HK$125 per person. All proceeds benefit The UJC.

Please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 28th November.



7th Annual UJC Make a Miracle Mitzvah Day

Sunday, 3rd December 2017

For ALL UJC Members

Plan on joining us to create small miracles
throughout Hong Kong!

Click here for full details, volunteer opportunities and to sign up.

Questions? Please email us at


Diaper Drive for Path Finders

Since its founding in 2008, PathFinders has helped over 4,800 of Hong Kong's most vulnerable babies, children, and migrant women.

Did you know
• PathFinders helps pregnant, migrant women (principally foreign domestic workers) in distress and their Hong Kong-born children.
• Despite legal protections, too many of these women are unlawfully fired once their pregnancy is announced or discovered.
• Once their employment is terminated, these pregnant women immediately become homeless. Within two weeks they lose access to all public welfare support.

You can support these vulnerable women and babies and the work PathFinders is doing. Please donate:

New, unopened packages of disposable diapers.
Newborn and small sizes are especially needed.

Want to help even more? Please donate a few packages of sanitary napkins for new mothers who cannot afford to purchase them.

Please drop off your donations in the bin outside The UJC Sanctuary or at The UJC office from 4th November - 3rd December 2017.

Questions? Please email us at:






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