American Jews: Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future (JST 521)

This course surveys major trends and developments in American Jewish history from the community's beginnings in the colonial period through the early twenty-first century. Students will become familiar with the leading personalities, events, movements and institutions that shaped Jewish life in the United States.  Special emphasis will be placed on the evolution of Jewish religious ideas, practices and approaches in the American environment.

Semester Information: 
Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18