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Our Mission

Our Mission

Jewish Studies at Oakton provides students and the wider community with a forum about Jews and Judaism that encourages dialogue across different academic disciplines through:

  • Academic research
  • An 18-credit-hour academic concentration
  • Civic and community outreach
  • Coordination with Jewish organizations
  • Public lectures and symposia that educate and challenge all members of our community of learners to be informed, responsible, and capable global citizens.

For more information, contact Wendy Maier Sarti, professor of history, and Jewish Studies coordinator, at or 847.635.1458.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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