ACTIVITIES - PROGRAMS - EVENTS

Selichot - High Holy Days - 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.






SELICHOT SERVICE

 

Please join us for SELICHOT - The contemplative opening of the Season of Repentance.

Date: Saturday, 1st September
Time: 8:30pm - Program & dessert reception followed by Selichot Service
Where: UJC Sanctuary

Please RSVP to The UJC office by Friday, 31st August.



HIGH HOLY DAYS AT THE UJC 2018 - 5779

Click here for the complete High Holy Day schedule 2018

You must have your tickets to be admitted to High Holy Day services. Tickets will be sent soon, but only to those who have paid their membership dues for the year. Dues invoices were sent in July via email. If you have not already paid your dues, please make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. If you have not received your dues invoice or have misplaced it, please contact The UJC office.


Welcome visitors and non-members

As in previous years, The UJC welcomes visitors to its High Holy Day services. At the same time, we ask for a contribution to help meet the many expenses involved. The suggested donation is HK$2,000 per person to attend our services. High Holy Day tickets may be obtained in advanced by contacting The UJC office.

If you have any financial constraints, please contact our President, Joshua Lavin or Rabbi Stanton Zamek.

Download the schedule of the services for the High Holy Days 2018 here






ROSH HASHANAH DINNER 2018

Join The UJC Rosh Hashanah Dinner on Sunday, 9th September at 8:30pm at the JCC Coffee Shop after Rosh Hashanah Evening services.

If you are interested in joining us, YOU MUST RSVP to The UJC office before Monday, 3rd September.

Price: Adult (HK$425), Children (12 & under, HK$225), Children's Meal (HK$120).

Click here for the booking form.





TASHLICH SERVICE

Join us on the 1st Day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, 10th September, 3:30pm- 4:15pm at Central Pier. Please meet us at Central Pier No. 9.

Please RSVP to The UJC office by Friday, 7th September.



 



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.

Looking for something good to read this summer? Here’s what the Bookhers are reading

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.

AND

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award

“Kadish positions two women born centuries apart yet united by a thirst for knowledge at the core of a richly textured, addictive novel stretching back and forth through time, from contemporary London to the late seventeenth century....Kadish has fashioned a suspenseful literary tale that serves as a compelling tribute to women across the centuries committed to living, breathing, and celebrating the life of the mind."
—Booklist

Join us to discuss The Book Smuggler and The Weight of Ink in the fall. Exact date TBD.



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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.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

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 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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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.

 

 


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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