Because many of The UJC’s members travel frequently, there was a need for a learning opportunity that allowed participants to learn independently but still provided time to come together to discuss and share with others. So One Congregation/One Book was created. Each year, a significant Jewish book is selected and is read independently during the program year. A reading schedule is provided to keep everyone on pace and “check in” sessions are scheduled throughout the year so that participants can come together for additional in-depth material and spirited discussion.
One Congregation/One Book 2019/2020:
This year we will be reading Deborah Lipstadt’s newest book, Antisemitism: Here and Now, a critically important and timely analysis of contemporary antisemitism in all its many forms. The New York Times praised Antisemitism: Here and Now as “a book that combines erudition, clarity, accessibility, and passion at a moment when they could not be needed more.” Get your copy today to be a part of One Congregation/One Book’s community of learners. Antisemitism: Here and Now is available in hardcover, paperback, and as an e-book (iBooks and Kindle). Click here to order the book from Amazon.
The schedule of check-ins and a suggested reading schedule can be found below. Please register with The UJC office as a participant in One Congregation, One Book.
|January 12||— Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary|
|January 22||— Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)|
|February 23||— Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary|
|February 26||— Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)|
|March 15||— Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary|
|March 18||— Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)|
|April 26||— Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary|
|April 29||— Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)|
Suggested Reading Schedule
|January 2020||pp 113-135|
|February 2020||pp 139-163|
|March 2020||pp 167-222|
|April 2020||pp 225-244|
|May 2020||Catch up|
(We have heard that Antisemitism: Here and Now can be ordered on Book Depository (https://www.bookdepository.com) for less than the cost on Amazon, and that Book Depository will provide free world-wide shipping. You may want to check it out when ordering your copy.)