THIS WEEK AT THE UJC

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THE UNITED JEWISH CONGREGATION OF HONG KONG
WELCOMING ALL WHO SEEK
A PROGRESSIVE VISION OF JEWISH LIFE

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HIGH HOLY DAYS AT THE UJC 2016 - 5777



We are very excited that, from this year forward, High Holy Day services will be held in the UJC Sanctuary. There will be no services at Olympic House.

We made this significant change to our High Holy Day arrangements because we believe that the spirituality and beauty of the Days of Awe will be greatly enhanced by the familiar and holy environment of our Synagogue home. Twice in the last few years, circumstances forced us to shift our services from Olympic House to the UJC Sanctuary. Despite the difficulty of making such abrupt changes to our plans, these services turned out to be among the most moving and haimish that any of us can remember. These experiences made it clear that we should be home for the High Holy Days.

The ExCo, the Ritual Committee, our security volunteers, our clergy, and our able administrators have put a great deal of thought and effort into our plans for this change. Still, as with any new endeavor, there are bound to be a few snags. We ask for your patience and help in making this year's High Holy Days a memorable and deeply spiritual experience for us all.

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Mishkan Hanefesh, Machzor for the Days of Awe


Commemorate a simcha or honor the memory of a loved one by sponsoring a set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Progressive High Holy Day prayerbook.

It was exciting and inspiring to use our new Mishkan HaNefesh machzorim at last year's High Holy Day Services. Even though the machzorim are now in use, sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Please consider sponsoring a set or multiple sets of Mishkan HaNefesh. A special bookplate has been designed that allows sponsors to make a personal dedication in honor or in memory of a loved one. In addition, your sponsorship will support the programs of The UJC and helps establish a fitting tribute to our friend and devoted member Evan Blanco.

Please click here for the Mishkan HaNefesh Sponsorship Form.

If you have any questions, please contact the UJC office.



 

GOOD NEWS FOR THE UJC

The UJC is proud to announce that it is one of the recipients of a matching grant from the Jewish Funders Network called "Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families," in Honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas.

We are so pleased to be able to continue this vital engagement work here in Hong Kong.
Todah rabbah to Josephine Pichanick Mogelof who led the grant application process, to all our generous matching grant donors, and to everyone who has contributed to making The UJC worthy of this recognition.

Please click on the infographic for more information.







THE UJC NEEDS YOU!
VOLUNTEER TO BE A UJC GREETER


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 for details.

Welcoming the stranger is greater than receiving the Divine Presence.
Talmud, Shabbat 127a



 


Shorashim


There will be NO Shorashim this Sunday, 2nd October as it is Erev Rosh Hashanah.



Have you registered for the new school year yet?

Please send in your 2016/2017 Registration forms.

Click here to download our 2016/2017 registration packet.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Martha or the UJC office.






 



This is the UJC of Hong Kong's Tree of Life
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UJC HK - Tree of Life


THE UJC

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.

CONGREGATIONAL PROFILE

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.

HISTORY

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]


UJC HK Entry


CURRENT EVENTS

MONTHLY CALENDAR
Want to know WHAT'S HAPPENING at the UJC and When? Click here and stay up to date with all of the latest scheduling!...


Jewish Beer Drinking Association (JBDA)


Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting. Click here for more details.


Rosh Chodesh Group Returns!!
Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting.

Each month, a group of (mainly) women gather together to celebrate the beginning of the new moon - Rosh Chodesh. Click here for more details.


Havdalah Pajama Party
The next meeting is scheduled on Saturday, 17th September.
Click here for more details.



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