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 2014 - 5775


Click here for the complete High Holy Days schedule 2014

You must have your tickets to be admitted to High Holy Days 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. 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 Days services. At the same time, we ask for a contribution to help meet the many expenses involved. The suggested donation is HK$1,800 per person to attend our services. High Holy Days tickets may be obtained in advanced by contacting the UJC office.

If you have not received your dues invoice or have misplaced it, please contact the UJC office. If you have any financial constraints, please contact our President, Clayton Carol or Rabbi Stanton Zamek.

Download the schedule of the services for the High Holy Days 2014 here


UJC Rosh HaShanah Dinner
We are again organising a UJC Rosh HaShanah dinner after the service on Wednesday, 24th September, to be held at JCC Coffee Shop. If you are interested in joining us, YOU MUST send/fax (2523-3961) the
Rosh Hashanah Dinner Booking Form to the UJC office before Wednesday, 17th September.

 

 

SEEK MY FACE - NEW SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMS AT THE UJC

L'AYEIN: EXPLOYING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF PRAYER


Our liturgy is a language of awe, yet we often feel alienated from it. Prayer can seem like the problem rather than the solution. Through this program we will work to connect the heart with the words we recite. At various times during the programmatic year, we will pause during Shabbat evening services to delve into (l’ayein) a particular aspect of the liturgy. Through the advice of our teachers and by sifting our own experience we will learn how the liturgy can work for us as a means of transcendence, as a vehicle for awe.

Next L'ayein Shabbat to be announced. Watch the calendar.







CHAVRAYA: THE UJC SPIRITUALITY CIRCLE

An association dedicated to deepening the life of the spirit. Participants in this chavraya, this gathering of spiritual colleagues, will provide support and guidance for one another in the critical work of caring for the soul. Our aim will be to create a quiet space in this noisy world for prayer, contemplation, and the cultivation of essential middot. Our work will be informed by the program of spiritual development outlined by Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira in his book B’nai Machshava Tova, available in a translation entitled Conscious Community. (See details below)

This is a group for those willing to make an extra investment in their spiritual life and who are looking for the companionship of fellow seekers.

Stay tuned for the details of our next meeting. If you are interested in Chavraya, please register with the UJC office.

You will also need to obtain a copy of Conscious Community (Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, trans. Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Kindle or print edition). Or try this downloadable translation by Yaacov Dovid Shulman.






ONE CONGREGATION, ONE BOOK

The United Jewish Congregation's "One Congregation, One Book" Project will return after the High Holy Days

Once again, our goal is to get as many UJC members as possible to read the same significant Jewish book during the programmatic year.

Please join us as we read Abraham Joshua Heschel's spiritual masterpiece: God in Search of Man.



The book is available in print and as an ebook (iBooks and Kindle).
Click here to order the book through Amazon.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!






SHORASHIM





Shorashim registration packets for 2014/2015 have been emailed to parents. If you did not receive the forms, if you would like a hard copy, or if you have any questions, please contact the UJC office. Please try to return the completed forms to the office NOW. Receiving your registration materials helps us organize classes, teachers and materials, and hlps us better prepare for this coming year. Forms received after 18th August will incur a late charge.

Also, if you know any families who might be interested in Shorashim, please have them contact The UJC office or pass their name along to me and I will reach out to them. We would love to welcome even more families to the Shorashim community.

The first day of Shorashim will be 14th September.





Have you registered for the new school year yet?

Please send in your 2014/2015 Registration forms before 18th August.

Click here to download our 2014/2015 registration packet.

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














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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]


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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)


The next meeting is scheduled on Thursday, 4th September at 6:30pm. 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, 13th September at 5:30pm.

Click here for more details.



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