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 5778



One Congregation/One Book has begun!


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.

The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and as an e-book. Click here to order the book through Amazon.

See below for the schedule of check-ins and a suggested reading schedule. Please register with the UJC office as a participant in One Congregation, One Book.

Check-In Dates
November 26 - Sunday at 10:30 AM in the UJC Sanctuary
November 29 - Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman's office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)
January 14 - Sunday at 10:30 AM in the UJC Sanctuary
January 17 - Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman's office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)
February 4 - Sunday at 10:30 AM in the UJC Sanctuary
February 7 - Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman's office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)

Suggested Reading Schedule

Chapter(s) Finish by Check-in on
Chapters 2-3 November 26/29
Chapters 4-8* January 14/17
Chapters 9-10 February 4/7

* Relax-you have all of December and part of January to read these chapters.


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.


You might want to order The Story of the Jews, Volume Twoclick here to order a print or e-book copy).



 


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The Bible That We Should Know—But Don’t

In this 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.


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



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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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