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Article posted: 1/9/2014 12:28 PM

Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class

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For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies (HIS 136 001) this spring at Oakton.

This 16-week course meets from 9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24 at the college's Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.


Instructor Ellen LeVee, Ph.D., specializes in the sociology of religion, Judaism and social theory, and women and Judaism. The former assistant dean of Jewish Studies at Spertus College also has taught women and Jewish law at DePaul University, Judaism and post-modernity at Spertus, sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and Jewish texts in adult education settings.

LeVee currently is a scholar-in-residence at DePaul's Jewish Law and Judaic Studies Center.

Introduction to Jewish Studies is the capstone course for Oakton's Jewish Studies 18-credit-hour concentration that incorporates an interdisciplinary study of Jews and Judaism. For more information, e-mail; or in the Spring 2014 Credit and Noncredit Class Schedule, available at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road, or Skokie campus. Spring classes start Jan. 21.

Register in person at either campus from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m.--5 p.m.;[URL].

For more information about classes, students are encouraged to contact Advising Services at (847) 635-1741 (Des Plaines) or (847) 635-1400 (Skokie).[/URL]

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