Center for Jewish Studies at the State Fair
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.