Domestic Travel Classes

EMU Jewish Studies currently offers students two extraordinary and deeply powerful opportunities for students to receive class credit by studying at alternative locations:

Jewish Identity and American Theater: February 24-28, 2020. CTAR 179/379/595 or JSTS 179/379

“Jewish Identity and American Theater” explores key contributions of Jewish culture to the development of the American theatre in general and Broadway in particular. This experience is situated within the context of Jewish immigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Program highlights include two Broadway productions and visits to the Abrons Arts Center/Harry De Jur Playhouse/Henry Street Settlement; New York’s Lower East Side; Times Square, the Theatre District, Greenwich Village, and the East Village; Eldridge Street Synagogue; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Becoming Jewish in America: Not currently being offered.

"Becoming Jewish in America" asks students to consider what kinds of contributions Jews have made to American life—in particular the literary and political cultures of the US—and what kinds of struggles they have had to endure in order to make those contributions. Accompanied by EMU faculty, students travel to New York City, where they visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Tenement Museum, and the Lower East Side; to Philadelphia, where they go to the new National Museum of American Jewish History; and to Washington, DC where they go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.<

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