Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Why Do Non-Jewish Students Take Jewish Studies Classes?

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This session brings together two EMU faculty, Martin B. Shichtman (English) and Jesse Kauffman (History), along with several EMU undergraduates, to discuss why non-Jewish students are attracted to Jewish Studies classes.

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Martin B. Shichtman

Professor, Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies
Martin B. Shichtman is Professor of English Language and Literature and Director of the Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies.  His most recent book is Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film (Johns Hopkins University Press). Dr. Shichtman is a recipient... Read More →
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Jesse Kauffman

Associate Professor and Section Chair, EMU History and Philosophy; Program of Jewish Studies
Jesse Kauffman is Associate Professor of of History at Eastern Michigan University. His most recent book is Ellusive Alliance: The German Occupation of Poland in World War I (Harvard University Press). Dr. Kauffman is a recipient of EMU’s Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Award... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Eby

Student, Senior, Eastern Michigan University
Kaitlyn Eby is an Eastern Michigan University senior, double-majoring in communication and history with a minor in graphic communication. She is a member of the Honors College and several student organizations. Ms. Eby works at the Canton Public Library as a page and is the social... Read More →
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Andrew Leitner

Andrew Leitner holds an MA in history from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in history from the University of Michigan.  Over the past four years, he has studied abroad in Israel, Germany, Italy, and France. His interests include the American Civil War and World War II.
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Cole Nelson

Student, Sophomore, Eastern Michigan University
Cole Nelson is a sophomore at Eastern Michigan University majoring in political science and religious studies. He is a member of the Honors College and Presidential Scholar. He hopes to continue with a career in politics

Sunday March 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EDT