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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Food and Culture (SOC 200)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

January 2011 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine sources of the laws pertinent to Jewish food; demonstrate understanding of symbolism behind food eaten on Sabbath and holidays; discuss how the Jewish cuisine evolved, focusing on some of the most popular elements; describe the role of the Kashrut agencies in allowing for the varied menu; and analyze primary sources to discover key elements of modern Jewish food and the surrounding culture.


This course serves as a study of the laws and symbolism of Jewish food by examining food from an historical perspective and studying the evolution of Jewish cuisine and its unique cultural significance. Through in-depth readings, students gain insights into the evolution of Jewish food as an individual culture, researching Jewish food today via primary sources.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, History, or Culture (3/11).