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Center for Jewish Studies at the State Fair

August 30, 2018

The Center for Jewish Studies partnered with Religious Studies and Islamic Studies to host an exhibit and learning opportunity in the U of M Building at the 2018 State Fair. At least 1500 fair-goers stopped by our exhibit, with over 600 of them playing a spin-the-wheel religious literacy quiz. Little kids with their parents, teenagers, seniors--hundreds spun the wheel and then answered a question about whichever religion the pointer landed on.  Correct responses garnered a coveted CLA poetry magnet set.  Those who did not know the answer were given a highlighter pen -- a prize for learning something new, with the message that at the University of Minnesota learning is always rewarded.