ACTIVITIES - PROGRAMS - EVENTS

Shavuot Artist-in-Residence - The Sinai Experience - Junior Youth Group Event - Shabbat Noar - JBDA - Bookhers - Havdalah PJ Party - OOMF - Shabbat B'yachad - Young Professionals Events - Empty Nesters

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SHAVUOT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

RABBI MINNA BROMBERG
May 18-21, 2018



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Minna Bromberg is a "voicefinder" -- a rabbi, songwriter, and singer who uses the tools of singing and songwriting to help people to bring more of their inherent wholeness to the world. She believes that every voice deserves to be heard and that every one of us has songs that need to be sung. Minna was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Boston and received her certification as a teacher of Jewish Meditation by Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley. She earned a PhD in sociology from Northwestern University and is an accomplished singer and songwriter. She currently lives in Jerusalem where she teaches voice to emerging leaders and coordinates the Year-in-Israel Program for Hebrew College rabbinical students.

Friday, 18th May 2018 at 7:00pm
A Special Contemplative Shabbat with Rabbi Bromberg
Through chant and meditation we will leave the work week behind and deepen our appreciation for the Shabbat liturgy.
Shabbat Dinner Cost: HK$200 (Adult), HK$70 (Children up to 12).

Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 8:30pm
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Rabbi Bromberg joins us for our annual celebration of the giving of Torah at Sinai. Rabbi Bromberg's topics will be "All of Creation Sings: Perek Shirah and Adding Our Voices to the Chorus" and "Rousing Ourselves to Receive Torah: A Wakeful Learning and Meditation Session." Rabbi Zamek will present "Barnacle Goose Chase: When Zoology, Mythology, and Kashrut Collide." Join us for a night of learning and song (and noshing).

Sunday, 20th May 2018 at 10:30am - Shavuot Day I
The Sinai Experience: Shavuot Family Program
Rabbi Bromberg will help us create a joyous and haimish celebration of this important festival for all ages. Join us for Sinai in Sense-o-Round, songs, crafts, and a dairy/veg potluck (please let us know what you are bringing by Wednesday, 16th May).

Monday, 21st May 2018 at 8:00am
Shavuot Day II Service
Rabbi Zamek and Rabbi Bromberg will lead festival services including Yizkor.

Monday, 21st May 2018 at 8:00pm
Rabbi Minna Bromberg in Concert
Join us for an evening of heart-opening original songs and classics of the Folk Revival, all sung with a voice that made Pete Seeger write, "Minna was our best singer up and down the Hudson. . . Sing on Minna, bind this world together." Come listen and let your soul's voice be heard and your heart sing.

All Sessions Take Place in The UJC Sanctuary.

For all events, please RSVP to The UJC office NOW!!!

(This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Salata Family)



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THE SINAI EXPERIENCE: SHAVUOT FAMILY PROGRAM



Please RSVP to The UJC office NOWand tell us what you'll bring to the potluck.

 

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP MOVIE NIGHT



Please RSVP to The UJC office by Wednesday, 23rd May.

 

SHABBAT NOAR


A Celebration of Learning and Youth Engagement

Please RSVP to The UJC office by Wednesday, 23rd May.


 


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 UJC Bookhers will meet on Wednesday, 13th June at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat. We'll be discussing The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David E. Fishman.

The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable true story of Vilna ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts-first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets-by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion-including the readiness to risk one's life-to literature and art.

To help us plan, please RSVP to the UJC office by Tuesday, 12th June.



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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


OOMF SEASON FINALE

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, 17th May 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 the UJC office.

APJ Young Professional Weekend in Seoul 15-18 June 2018


Come and join a wonderful Jewish weekend in Seoul and meet young Jews from Korea and across Asia!

More info: message Rabbi Nathan at rabbi@uhcsingapore.org or Anna at info@hakehillahkorea.org

 

 


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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