The faculty in the Program in Jewish Culture and Society energetically contributes to undergraduate and community outreach. We offer a Yiddish and Hebrew film series that is open to the public; we screened Woman in Gold at the Krannert Art Museum to a full house; we showed the Holocaust film Inheritance at Hillel and were delighted that a large audience attended and took part in an active Q & A with Chris Benson. We offered the film based on Sayed Kashua’s novel Dancing Arabs in downtown Champaign at the Art Theatre followed by the inaugural reading of his collection Native. These programs reach students, faculty, and community members and offer rich spaces for dialogue about Jewish themes. In addition, Journalism Professor Chris Benson and I have given talks at Sinai Temple this year. In our Chicago-based outreach, we organized a dinner-talk with core faculty member Dov Weiss, who spoke about his forthcoming book, Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism, and a wonderful brunch at Gary and Fraeda Porton’s home that featured a discussion with Sayed Kashua. We held our first event at North Shore Congregation Israel, and we are very lucky that Wynne Korr, Dean of the School of Social Work, discussed Jewish Identity and Social Justice. Daniel Greene will give a talk entitled “Picturing Chicago’s Jewish Ghetto: Todros Geller and Louis Wirth on Maxwell Street” at Temple Sholom. We partnered with Hillel and the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation on a field trip to the Lincoln and the Jews exhibit in Springfield, IL. All of these efforts will continue to grow our relationship with community audience members so that the Program shares the liveliness of a number of Jewish communities.