Our congregational seder will be on Zoom this year (see details below). The Covid-19 regulations currently in place make it impossible for the JCC to accommodate us, so we will push all our dining room tables together digitally once again as we mark Z’man Cheiruteinu, the Season of our Liberation.
We are planning to hold festival services on Zoom as well, as we do not know if government regulations will allow in-person religious services in time for Pesach. We will advise you if the situation changes.
Here is everything you need to know to celebrate Pesach with your UJC family.
1. Members of The UJC will be able to check out haggadot from the office for the seder. Please contact Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve copies of the haggadah and arrange for pick up between Thursday, March 18th and Thursday, March 25th. Those with young children may want to use an abbreviated version of the haggadah available as a downloadable PDF (click here to download).
2. On the first night of Passover (March 27th), Rabbi Zamek and Hazzan Ayal will be conducting a Zoom seder that you will be able to join from your homes. The seder will be divided into two separate Zoom events, one before the meal and one after. The segment before the meal will begin at 6:30 PM. The post-meal segment will begin at 8:45 PM. Here are the links:
UJC Seder Part 1 Before the Meal: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
UJC Seder Part 2 After the Meal: 8:45 PM
3. Festival morning services will be conducted via Zoom. Please plan to join us and help make the minyan. The schedule is as follows:
Pesach I, March 28th at 10:00 AM
Pesach II, March 29th at 8:00 AM
Pesach VII, April 3rd at 10:00 AM (Public Holiday)
Pesach VIII (Yizkor), April 4th at 10:00 AM
4. Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz). If you are interested in selling your chametz, please complete the chametz sale form and return it to The UJC office by Thursday, 25th March. The chametz sale form is also available online (www.ujc.org.hk).
Our kahal has been amazingly resilient, engaged, and supportive throughout this difficult period. We have much to celebrate this Pesach. We look forward to seeing you all at seder and at festival services.
Rachel Fleishman, President
Rabbi Stanton M. Zamek