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.
Commemorate a simcha or honor the memory of a loved one by sponsoring
a set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Progressive High Holy
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
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.
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
Welcoming the stranger is greater than receiving the Divine
Presence. Talmud, Shabbat 127a
packets for next year have been sent via email to all returning
students’ parents. If you have not yet received your registration
forms please contact the
We would love to welcome new students to Shorashim! Children age
four and up are eligible to attend Shorashim. Please be in touch
if you have not yet been contacted and would like to enroll your
child. Also, if you know of anyone who might be interested in Shorashim
for their children (they do not have to be UJC members), please
have them contact me, or pass on their name to me and I will reach
I hope everyone has safe travels and a terrific summer!
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.
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.
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]