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  • Locations: Chicago, United States; Milwaukee, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Advisor: Taylor Uselmann Program Type: Faculty-Led Programs
Total CCE Cost: 700 Deposit Amount: 250.00
Program Description:
Tradition and Diversity in Jewish American Culture
The course explores the rich traditions and diversity of the Upper Midwest’s Jewish communities. By participating in cultural events, religious celebrations, cross-generational discussions, and community events, students will learn how Jewish-Americans in Milwaukee and Greater Chicago retain unique cultural identities while also engaging broader social and political issues across the region. This is not primarily a service CCE.

This semester long course mixes classroom readings and discussion with visits to local congregations, visiting speakers, a weekend homestay with a celebration of Purim and/or Passover, and the opportunity to interview members of Jewish communities in Milwaukee or Chicago. Students in the course will travel to Skokie, Deerfield & Chicago to visit museums and Jewish temples.
Instructor:  Kimberly Redding, Professor of History
Locations:  Waukesha, Milwaukee and Chicago
Course meetings: On-campus classes will meet Friday afternoons, 2:40-5:45PM & frequently later into the evening (due to cross-cultural field trips). 
Travel dates:
Local field trip on Sept 24th or 25th
Parts of two Saturdays (including Dec 8th)
3 additional events from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation calendar (from 10-15 options).  
Fall Break (Friday afternoon through Monday evening) in the Chicago area.?
Cost:  $700.00

Course Credits: 2 

Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.

This program is currently not accepting applications.