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Mishkan Hanefesh, Machzor for the Days of Awe

Six years ago, The UJC joined Progressive congregations from around the world in adopting Mishkan T'filah as our weekday, Shabbat, and festival prayer book. We are excited once again to be part of the world-wide renewal of Progressive worship as we celebrate the publication of Mishkan HaNefesh, the High Holiday companion to the beautiful and inspiring Mishkan T'filah. Further, the introduction of Mishkan HaNefesh will mark the establishment of the Evan Blanco Memorial Machzor Fund, a fitting tribute to honor our friend and devoted member.

We are pleased to offer The UJC family the opportunity to be part of this once in a generation transition to a new machzor and to help us establish a lasting tribute to Evan Blanco. Please consider sponsoring a set or multiple sets of Mishkan HaNefesh. For more information on Mishkan HaNefesh and how you can sponsor a set in honor or in memory of a loved one click here.


Exciting new adult education opportunities are coming in October, but you don't have to wait that long. Start studying now. (That's what the cool kids are doing.)

One Congregation/One Book will returns! We will be reading Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words-100BC-1492AD. Get yourself a copy (available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book) and dive into this fascinating exploration of Jewish history. Click here to order the book through Amazon.

In a year-long series called Jewish Questions/Jewish Answers we will examine how our tradition can help us navigate the most difficult ethical issues of our time. Our texts for this class will mainly be responsa, answers to real-life questions posed to prominent Rabbinic authorities. You can't study ahead for this class, but have a look at this article by Rabbi Mark Washofsky, chair of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, for a taste of the kind of literature we will be working with next year. Click here to look at the article.

We will also have a Biblical Hebrew class in the coming year. Join us to learn some fundamentals of the grammar and vocabulary of the TaNaKH. This class will begin in the winter. Yes, that is a long time to wait. Why not get the textbook we will be using now? The book is called The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner's Path to Biblical Hebrew (Third Edition). It is available from Amazon and from the publisher.

Click here for details of our exciting adult education offerings for 5776.


Shorashim meets as usual this Sunday, 11th October at 9:30am in The UJC Sanctuary.

Have you registered for the new school year yet?

Please send in your registration form now.

Click here to download our 2015/2016 registration packet.

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


Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah at the UJC!

Monday, 5th October
Shemini Atzeret Service & Yizkor

8:00am - UJC Sanctuary
Please come as we celebrate the end of Sukkot and remember our loved ones.

Simchat Torah Children's activity
5:00pm - UJC Sanctuary
Craft Activities and getting ready for the party

Come celebrate the beginning of the reading of the Torah.

Community Simchat Torah Celebration
6:00pm - UJC Sanctuary

• Consecration of our new Shorashim students
• Siddur presentation for our B'nai Mitzvah students
• Reading the Torah - The story ends & begins again!! Everyone gets an aliyah, including the kids!!
• Hakafot - Dancing with the Torah. Each circuit with its own theme and colour
• "Pot luck" dairy/vegetarian buffet dinner

We need your help to make this a great event. Please contact the UJC office to let us know what you are going to bring to this delicious Pot luck dinner.

Please RSVP with the UJC office by Friday, 2nd October.

Tuesday, 6th October
Atzeret/Simchat Torah Morning Service

8:00am - UJC Sanctuary

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


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]

UJC HK Entry


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Jewish Beer Drinking Association (JBDA)

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Rosh Chodesh Group Returns!!
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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
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