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
UJC ACADEMY OF ADULT LEARNING
Rabbi Zamek’s Classes
TO JUDAISM - 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
Dates: Tuesdays, October 8, 22,
November 5, 12, December 10, January 7, 14, 28, February
at 7:00PM, in the UJC Sanctuary
**Participants should obtain the following books:
by Mark Washofsky,
"These Are The Words"
by Arthur Green
(The books are available at Amazon.com.)
More details here
|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
- THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE
HaTaNaKH - The Year of the Bible
A program of the UJC Academy of Adult Learning
Here’s how to be part of this exciting year-long celebration
of the Hebrew Bible.
1. Get any one of the following
editions of the TaNaKH
* The Jewish Bible: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures -- The New
ISBN: 0-8276-0252-9 or 0-8276-0264-2 (available in hardcover,
paperback and Kindle format.)
* The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh
ISBN: 0-8276-0697-4 or 0-8276-0656-7 (available in hardcover
and paperback format.)
* The Jewish Study Bible: featuring The Jewish Publication
Society TANAKH Translation (Bible Hebrew)
ISBN: 0195297547 or 978-0195297546 (available in hardcover and
2. Get a copy of How to Read
the Bible by Marc Tziv Brettler --
the book we will be reading for the One Congregation, One Book
project this year
ISBN: 0-8276-0775x or 978-0-8276-0775-0 (available in hardcover
and Kindle format.)
Begin reading on or before 1st November 2012.
Note: There is a version of this book
entitled: How to Read the Jewish Bible. It is the same
text and can be used for One Congregation, One Book.
ISBN: 978-0-19-532522-5 (available in paperback and Kindle format.)
Register for Sh’nat HaTaNaKH classes.
here to download the chedule of the first set of
UJC office to register for either the evening or
Join us. Let’s make 5773 the Year of the Bible.
Be a part of Sh’nat HaTaNaKH.
PROGRAMS AT THE UJC
WALKING THE PATH OF THE JUST - ONE CONGREGATION/ONE
A community reading of Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto’s classic
ethical work Mesillat Yesharim (The Path of the Just)
Mussar works like Mesillat Yesharim
are the original Jewish “self-help” books. Luzzatto
aims to help us improve ourselves through the cultivation of middot,
the key character traits that lead to a good and holy life. We
will read this text slowly in order to absorb Luzzatto’s
profound message. We will meet frequently to discuss the questions
and insights that arise from our individual study.
Be part of One Congregation/One Book this year as we tackle a
primary religious text for the first time. 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
2. Get yourself a copy of Mesillat Yesharim (Click
here to see the information on the various editions).
3. Join any one of the following orientation
Sunday, 6th October at 10:15am in the UJC Sanctuary
Tuesday, 8th October at 8:15pm in the UJC Sanctuary
Wednesday, 16th October at 12:30pm in Charles Monat’s office
Tuesday, 22nd October at 8:15pm in the UJC Sanctuary
4. Begin your reading. Read a short section every day.
Our aim will be to conclude our reading on Shavuot of this year.
5. Over the course of the programmatic year, come to discussion
sessions to ask questions and delve deeper into the text. The
schedule of these sessions will be announced after the last orientation
6. At any time during the year, set up a time to come and talk
with me about Mesillat Yesharim.
This is not a book we simply read. This is a book that draws us
into its world and shapes us. Let’s walk this path together.
More details here.
The first Check-In session is scheduled on Tuesday, 10th
December at 8:15pm in the UJC Sanctuary. Please click
here to download the Reading Schedule and all the
CHAVRAYA: THE UJC SPIRITUALITY CIRCLE
An association dedicated to deepening
the life of the spirit.
Participants in this chavraya, this gathering of spiritual colleagues,
will provide support and guidance for one another in the critical
work of caring for the soul. Our aim will be to create a quiet
space in this noisy world for prayer, contemplation, and the cultivation
of essential middot. Our work will be informed by the program
of spiritual development outlined by Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
in his book B’nai Machshava Tova, available in a translation
entitled Conscious Community. (See details
This is a group for those willing to make an extra investment
in their spiritual life and who are looking for the companionship
of fellow seekers.
First meeting to be determined.
If you are interested in Chavraya, please register with the
UJC office. We will then set a first meeting date that
works for everyone.
You will also need to obtain a copy of Conscious Community
(Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, trans. Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Kindle
or print edition). Or try this
downloadable translation by Yaacov Dovid Shulman.
For a listing of all current UJC functions, classes
and services, please bookmark our continuously updated Shabbat
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