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Jewish Studies at University of Chicago Have Wide Appeal

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The courses in Jewish Education instituted by the University of Chicago, in co-operation with the College of Jewish Studies, whose budget is provided by the Jewish Charities of Chicago, are filling a real need in the community, according to Dr. Alexander M. Dushkin, Director of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education. Ninety-one students have registered to date, of whom forty-three are men and forty-eight women, a considerably larger number than was anticipated by the University authorities and by the College of Jewish Studies. These courses are open only to students who are doing senior college and graduate work. A large proportion of those enrolled are regular students at the University of Chicago, and are in this manner offered opportunities to prepare themselves for community service and for teaching in the Jewish religious schools.

The courses offered are in Modern Hebrew, Jewish History, Bible, Jewish Folkways and a special course in the Problems of American Jewish Education for graduate students.

The College of Jewish studies is conducting its main work at the Washington Boulevard Community House, and is offering a full program in Jewish studies for Hebrew and Sunday school teachers and club leaders. During the academic year of 1926-27 it has reached close to 150 students, who are taking between two to nine hours of work a week.

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