Modern Jewish History Class Through KU: Frances Glazer Sternberg, Ph.D.

Frances Glazer Sternberg, Ph.D., Lecturer, Jewish Studies at KU is teaching a class called Modern Jewish History on the Edwards Campus beginning January 18, 2017. It ends May 3, 2017.

About the Class

This course explores the complex encounter between Judaism and modernity by examining the challenges to Jewish life and thought, community and culture, self-understanding and survival, from the 17th century to the 20th century. It looks at religious, cultural, and intellectual expression, as well as political movements, in the context of social, economic, and demographic change in Jewish communities in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the United States, and Israel. It also considers the impact of antisemitism and the Holocaust.

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Time and Location

The class begins Wednesday, January 18, 2017. It ends Wednesday, May 3, 2017. It meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Edwards Campus address is 12600 S Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213. Map it now.

Note for Attendees

This course is free to non-degree seeking Kansas residents who are 60 or older. For more information, contact the KU Edwards Campus directly at or at 913-897-8539. Or visit the website: