Special Shabbat - Scholar-in-Residence - Bookhers - Havdalah PJ Party - OOMF - Shabbat B'yachad - Young Professionals Events - Empty Nesters - JBDA

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




Friday, 24th May at 7:00pm
in The UCJ sanctuary

Join us at a Special Shabbat Service honoring

Graduating Seniors
Eytan Cohen
Rachel Effron
Hannah Gordon
Tiarnan Neville



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UJC Shavuot Scholar-in-Residence
June 7th – 10th, 2019


Classic Hasidic Thought And The Modern Jew:
Insights For Today’s Spiritual Searchers

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

Friday, 7th June 2019
9:00am – “Coffee Talk” with Rabbi Rose

An informal opportunity to meet our scholar and learn about his work and background.
Venue: Rabbi's apartment

7:00pm – Spiritual Revival: An Introduction to Hasidic Thought Rabbi Rose will frame our weekend of learning with a presentation on the key personalities and spiritual innovations of the Hasidic movement.
Rabbi Rose will speak at services and the discussion will continue at Shabbat Dinner.
Venue: UJC Sanctuary
Shabbat Dinner Cost: HK$200 (Adult), HK$70 (Children up to 12).

Saturday, 8th June 2019
9:30am – The Holiness of the Everyday: The Power of Hasidic Hanhagot (Spiritual Practices)

Bagel breakfast provided
Venue: Rabbi's apartment

8:30pm – Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Rabbi Rose joins us for our annual celebration of the giving of Torah at Sinai.
Session I: Sinai in the Hasidic Imagination: Teachings from the Great Maggid
Session II: Story Telling as Revelation: The Tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav

Venue: UJC Sanctuary

Sunday, 9th June 2019—Shavuot Day 1
10:00am – Shavuot Learning and Celebration with Rabbi Rose
Join us for an informal festival service followed by a dairy/veg potluck kiddush. We’ll supply the delicious “Blintz Bar”. Please let us know what dish you will be bringing.
Rabbi Rose will give the final talk of his series, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Interreligious Quest, at the kiddush.
(Please also join us on Monday, 10th June at 8:00am for Shavuot Services and Yizkor)
Venue: UJC Sanctuary

For all events, please RSVP to The UJC office by Wednesday, 5th June.

About Rabbi Rose:

Rabbi Or Rose is the founding director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College. He has served Hebrew College for over a decade, including as a founding faculty member and associate dean of the Rabbinical School. A prolific writer and editor, his writings have appeared in Beliefnet, the Forward, The Huffington Post, The Times of Israel, Tikkun, and Sh'ma, as well as scholarly publications. Rabbi Rose is also the co-editor of Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from Around the Maggid’s Table and the award-winning anthology, My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation.

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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 UJC Bookhers will meet on Tuesday, 28th May at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's Flat. We'll be discussing Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes) by Boris Fishman.

The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told, recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, Savage Feast explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. Savage Feast is Boris' tribute to food, that secret passage to an intimate conversation about identity, belonging, family, displacement, and love. One of Booklist's Must Read Nonfiction picks of 2019.

To help us plan, please RSVP to The UJC office by Monday, 27th May.


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Havdalah Pajama Party is coming up!

We'll be learning about Havdalah.

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.

Date: Saturday, 18th May
When: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: UJC Sanctuary

Please RSVP to The UJC office by Friday, 17th May.

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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, 28th March at 7:30pm in the Rabbi's flat. Please RSVP by emailing us at

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
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 Cantorial Ayal Ben Or 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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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.




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.




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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