ADULT EDUCATION

One Congregation One Book - Questions of Belief - Introduction to Judaism - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

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.

 


 

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.

Dates:
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, January 3, 10, February 7
at 7:00PM, in the UJC Sanctuary


**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.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 14, 28, March 7, 14, May 9
at 7:00PM, in the UJC Sanctuary


**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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UJC ACADEMY OF ADULT LEARNING 5777


The UJC Academy of Adult Learning will resume after the Tishri holidays. Don't miss these exciting learning opportunities.

ONE CONGREGATION, ONE BOOK 5777


One Congregation/One Book returns! We will be reading The David Story, Robert Alter's beautiful translation and commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel. Join us as we dive deeply into the Bible's gripping chronicle of the rise and reign of King David. While our focus will be the Biblical narrative, we will also explore the image of David in later Jewish tradition and in popular culture. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and as an e-book. Click here to order the book through Amazon.

QUESTIONS OF BELIEF


In a year-long series called Questions of Belief, we will use the topical format of last year's successful Jewish Questions/Jewish Answers to delve into Jewish theology. Our focus will be on the big questions: What can we say about God? Why do the righteous suffer? Do we have free-will? What is the authority of Torah? - and many more. The course will include a multi-session exploration of Jewish beliefs about the afterlife. As we grapple with all these questions of belief, we will work through both traditional views and the insights of contemporary Jewish theology. Throughout the year, we will be guided by the work of Prof. Neil Gillman, one of our greatest modern theologians. We will be using Gillman's masterful Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew. (No e-book available, many used copies on the market. Click here to order the book through Amazon.) For the life after death portion of our studies, the essential book is Gillman's The Death of Death. This book remains one of the most important theological studies of our time. (Available in print and e-book editions. Click here to order the book through Amazon.) You might also find it useful to own a copy of Louis Jacob's A Jewish Theology. (Click here to order the book through Amazon.)

Watch Shabbat Shalom for class schedules. Order your books today.








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ADULT B'NAI MITZVAH CLASS




Did you not have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration?
Would you like to learn to lead parts of the service and chant Torah?
Then the UJC Adult B'nai Mitzvah class is for you!


In the Adult B'nai Mitzvah class you'll learn service leading skills and how to chant Torah and Haftarah. You will also gain a more in-depth understanding of Jewish liturgy and Biblical Hebrew. All your learning will culminate in a Shabbat morning service and celebration on 6th May 2017.

The class will meet on Wednesdays at 7:15am beginning 26th October and will be taught by Rabbi Zamek, Cantor Melissa, and Rabbi Martha.

Interested? Please contact the UJC office to sign up. Questions? Please contact Rabbi Martha.





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ADULT B'NAI MITZVAH CLASS


Did you not have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration?
Would you like to learn to lead parts of the service and chant Torah?
If so, an Adult B'nai Mitzvah class is for you!


The Rabbis and Cantor have received several requests for a class that would prepare participants to lead services and chant Torah, and that would culminate in the celebration of a group B'nai Mitzvah celebration in Spring, 2017.

To assess interest and determine the best approach for the class, we have scheduled an organizational meeting on Wednesday, 15th June at 6:30pm in The UJC Sanctuary. Please email the UJC office to let us know you are coming. If you can't attend the meeting but are interested in the class, please email rabbimartha@ujc.org.hk.

 

 






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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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