ADULT EDUCATION

One Congregation One Book - The Bible That We Should Know-But Don't - Introduction to Judaism

The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong (UJC) was founded in 1988 "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

"Talmud Torah Ki Neged Kulam: The study of Torah is equal to all of the commandments for it leads to all of them!"

Please find below a listing of course offerings:





For a listing of all current UJC functions, classes and services, please bookmark our continuously updated Weekly Events page or our Shabbat Shalom page.

 


 

UJC ACADEMY OF ADULT LEARNING 5778


One Congregation/One Book

One Congregation/One Book will return in October. This time around we will actually cover two books over the course of the year. We will begin with Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole’s brilliant account of the discovery and significance of the most important collection of Jewish manuscripts ever found. In this engaging work, Hoffman and Cole take us into the rich world of medieval Mediterranean Jewry — a world that would be lost to us without the manuscripts of the Cairo Geniza and the scholars who preserve and study them. Once we complete Sacred Trash, we will move on to the second volume of Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews. In this continuation of his Jewish history series, Schama will take us from 1492 to 1900 — from the aftermath of the expulsion of the Jews of Spain to the beginning of modernity. Anyone who read the first volume of The Story of Jews with us two years ago can tell you that Schama has an extraordinary journey planned for us.

Get a copy of Sacred Trash now (available in print or as an e-book — click here) and get started now. You might also want to pre-order The Story of the Jews, Volume Two (Scheduled publication date is 24 October — click here to pre-order a print or e-book copy).



The Bible That We Should Know—But Don’t

In this year-long series we will take a deeper look at Biblical texts that are in front of our eyes all the time in synagogue life, but that we perhaps have not though deeply about. The course consists of two parts. Part 1 will examine selections from the Psalms that we encounter in prayer and ritual. Part 2 will focus on selected haftarot, the selections from the Prophets that are associated with particular Torah portions and festivals. Our aim will be to go beyond passive familiarity with the texts so as to see deeper meaning.

Texts will be provided, but you may want to have a copy of The Jewish Study Bible (click here to purchase) and Robert Alter’s translation of Psalms (click here to purchase). These books will be useful in our class sessions and will be valuable additions to your Jewish library.


A reading schedule for One Congregation/One Book, a schedule of check-in sessions, and the schedule of The Bible We Should Know classes will be published soon. Watch Shabbat Shalom for details of what is sure to be a very exciting year of learning together.

 


 







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INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM




















Introduction to Judaism Cycle I - The Jewish Year
A course for those new to Jewish life and a great refresher for those who want to study the basics at a sophisticated level.

Stay tuned for details of the next class.


**Participants should obtain the following books:
"The Jewish Holidays A Guide and Commentaryewish Living" by Michael Strassfeld,
"Jewish Living" by Mark Washofsky, and
"These Are The Words"
by Arthur Green

(The books are available at Amazon.com.)





















Introduction to Judaism Cycle II - The Jewish Life Cycle
This is the continuation of the Introduction to Judaism series. A course for those new to Jewish life and a great refresher for those who want to study the basics at a sophisticated level.

Stay tuned for details of the next class.


**Participants should obtain the following books:
"Jewish Living" by Mark Washofsky, and
"These Are The Words"
by Arthur Green

(The books are available at Amazon.com.)




   
Course Fee (for all classes) :
UJC Members - No Charge
Non-UJC Members - HK$150 per session

To Register or for more information, please contact Nancy or Charlene at The UJC office.





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For a listing of all current UJC functions, classes and services, please bookmark our continuously updated Shabbat Shalom page.





 









 



 


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