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Please list any courses or community learning you have undertaken in cultural studies. If you have any experience with Jewish cultural studies in particular, share this information here too (history, culture, religion, literature, music, philosophy, etc.) * Languages Spoken or Studied (Check all that apply) *
If my Helix application is successful, I understand that I am responsible for familiarizing myself with both the Yiddish/Hebrew and Cyrillic alphabets before arriving in Los Angeles for the 2020 colloquium.
Helix faculty will provide ample resources to successful applicants for linguistic preparation.
3. We'd also like you to tell us a little more about why you're interested in participating in your own voice. Please upload a 1-minute video to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the URL link to the video below. * 4. Currently, more public and community discussion throughout the world focuses on the destruction of European Jewish culture than about the culture that was destroyed. What experience or interest do you have in expanding perspectives and approaches to Jewish culture? What do you wish to gain or learn from an intensive program on the cultural history of Jews and their neighbors in Central and Eastern Europe? *
(limit your response to
150 words) 5. What has been the most profound educational experience or interaction with a cultural product during your life? Please describe this experience, whether it was a class or course, travel adventure, painting, poem, movement or music piece, political campaign, or something else. Be sure to consider the many factors that made this experience so instructive or illuminating and the ways you were changed by it. *
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