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Experiential education is a key component of the Jewish Studies Program.

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    Dialogue of Civilizations: Northeastern regularly offers Dialogues of Civilization summer programs to Israel which include coursework in Israeli and Palestinian literature and in the politics, history, and culture of the region. Other Dialogues take students to Eastern Europe to explore the Holocaust and its aftermath, and to Israel to explore enterpreneurship in “start-up nation.”

    Dialogue of Civilizations
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    Coop and Study Abroad: Co-ops related to business, entrepreneurship, computers, environmentalism, politics, and much more, are available in Israel. Co-ops can also be obtained within Jewish communal organizations. Students may petition to spend a semester at an Israeli university or do course work at the Arava Institute in Israel.  

    Global opportunities
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    Experiential Learning in the Classroom: Jewish Studies courses include experiential components such as observation and experience of Jewish practice and liturgy, and visits to sites of Jewish interest in Boston.

    in the classroom
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    Co-Curricular Offerings: Annual Ruderman Lecture, annual Israel Studies Lecture, Jewish text study, films and music, author talks, Holocaust Awareness Week commemorations and survivor talks.  We have our own small library available to students, in addition to robust Jewish Studies holdings in the Northeastern University library.

    Co-curricular events