This course uses a transnational lens to explore contemporary debates about Jewish people, places, and practices of identity and community. Drawing on history, sociology, international studies, and anthropology, we'll think about the places that Jewish people have called 'home,' and what has made, or continues to make those places 'Jewish.' We'll also explore diverse practices that express the extraordinary varieties of Jewishness (such as building synagogues, food markets, and coffeehouses, creating film festivals, going on heritage travel, Israeli-Jewish backpacking, the creation of online websites and blogs, and creating new urban kibbutzim). Restricted to students with minimum 57 units completed. JWST 3600 and IAFS 3600 are the same course. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior).