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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PASSOVER AT THE UJC


UJC Community Passover Seder
Friday, 3rd April 2015
at
the Aberdeen Marina Club

Led by
Rabbi Stanton M. Zamek and Hazzan Diego Edelberg

Seder will start promptly at 6:30pm!!
HK$650 - UJC Members,
HK$800 - Non-UJC Members,
HK$350 - Children

For those who wish to attend Shabbat services, a brief service will be held at 6:00pm prompt in the "Chidren's Room."

The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong welcomes you, your family and friends to join in our community Passover Seder. In addition to reading from the Haggadah, a variety of readings and songs will offer everyone the opportunity to participate in this joyous celebration.

Please CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION regarding the meal, seating and the booking. Please return the SEDER BOOKING FORM to the UJC office NOW!!




Schedule of Passover Morning Services:

Saturday, 4th April at 10:00am

- Passover Day 1 Morning Service
Sunday, 5th April at 10:00am
- Passover Day 2 Morning Service
Friday, 10th April at 8:00am
- Passover Day 7 Morning Service
Saturday, 11th April at 10:00am
- Passover Day 8 Morning Service & Yizkor

All services will be held in the UJC Sanctuary.




Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz)

If you are interested in selling your chametz, please complete the CHAMETZ SALE FORM and return to the UJC office by Thursday, 2nd April.





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.








ONE CONGREGATION, ONE BOOK

GOD IN SEARCH OF MAN

You are invited to join the UJC's community reading of Abraham Joshua Heschel's theological masterpiece, God In Search of Man. Heschel called this work "A Philosophy of Judaism," but reading it is not merely an intellectual exercise. Heschel offers us a glimpse of the inner life of the pious modern Jew. He shows us that one need not be a fundamentalist in order to feel the presence of the Living God. Be part of the community of learners who will spend this coming year in the presence of one of our greatest modern teachers.

Becoming part of this important project is simple. All you need to do is:

1. Register with the UJC office as a participant in One Congregation/One Book.
2. Get yourself a copy of 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.
3. Begin your reading on or before 2nd November. Read a short section every day. Our aim will be to conclude our reading on Shavuot.
4. Over the course of the programmatic year, come to check-in sessions to ask questions and delve deeper into the text.
5. At any time during the year, set up a time to come and talk with Rabbi Z about God In Search of Man.

Please click here for the complete Reading and Check-In schedules.

This is not a book we simply read. This is a book that we study and savor. This is not a book about Jewish Theology. Reading it is, in itself, a spiritual experience.

Register with the UJC office as a participant in One Congregation/One Book NOW! More detials here.






SHORASHIM



Shorashim meets this Sunday, 29th March, as usual at 9:30am in The UJC Sanctuary. We will be exploring some Passover foods at kinnus.




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.














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, 18th April.

Click here for more details.



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