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Sunday, April 28 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Young, Jewish, and Confused: Ethnic Jewish Identity in a Non-Jewish World

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How does a culturally or ethnically identified Jew navigate her or his identity while living 'outside' Jewish and Gentile communities? This class explores the provocative and often very isolating experiences of Jews who identify culturally with Judaism but don't have the knowledge or motivation to feel comfortable participating in Jewish life. We will explore specifically the research I did at UVa on Jewish students who feel lost within both UVa's WASP-centric culture and its Jewish community.

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Anne Grant

Anne graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A., Highest Distinction, in Jewish Studies in 2012. As an undergraduate, she conducted a detailed ethnographic survey among Jewish students who experienced cultural isolation at UVA. She plans to continue this research as a PhD student.

Sunday April 28, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 229