UJC Community 1st Night Passover Seder
Friday, 19th April 2019 at
The Jewish Community Centre
The Garden Room, L3
70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels Led by
Rabbi Stanton M. Zamek & Cantorial Soloist Ayal Ben Or
SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!
Seder will start promptly at 6:30pm!!
HK$640 - UJC Members, HK$800 - Non-UJC Members, HK$310 - Children
For those who wish to attend Shabbat services, a brief service
will be held at 6:00pm prompt in The UJC Sanctuary (enter
off of Castle Steps).
The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong
welcomes you, your family and friends to join in our community
Passover Seder. in addition to reading from the Haggadah,
a variety of readings and songs will offer everyone the opportunity
to participate in this johyous celebration.
Schedule of Passover Morning Services:
Saturday, 20th April at 10:00am - Passover Day 1
Morning Service Sunday, 21st April at 10:00am - Passover
Day 2 Morning Service Friday, 26th April at 8:00am - Passover Day
7 Morning Service Saturday, 27th April at 10:00am - Passover
Day 8 Morning Service & Yizkor
All Festival services will be held in The UJC Sanctuary. Please
come and help us make the minyan.
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 meets as usual this Sunday, 7th April at 9:30am in
The UJC Sanctuary. Since Pesach is coming up soon, we will have
a Chocolate Seder. Please be prompt so we can begin the seder
Shorashim will be on Passover break April 14, 21, and 28. Classes
will resume on May 5.
We always love to welcome new students to Shorashim. If you
know of a family that is new to Hong Kong or that you think
might be interested in Shorashim, please pass on their contact
details to Rabbi
Martha and we'll will be happy to get in touch with them.
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]