One Congregation/One Book returns in October. 

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.

Check-in Dates

October 27 —  Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary
October 30 —  Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)
November 24 —  Sunday at 10:30 AM in The UJC Sanctuary
November 27 —  Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Alan Schiffman’s office (42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark)
January 19 —  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

October 2019 pp 1-21
November 2019 pp 22-80
December 2019 pp 83-110
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.)