Many Americans subscribe to a belief in “American exceptionalism,” a unique role that America plays in the world. Are American Jews exceptional as well? What are the similarities and differences between European and American Jews? We will ask these questions as we explore topics in American Jewish history such as the early settlement and communities of the 17th and 18th centuries, the process of political emancipation and involvement, expressions of Judaism, and the stories we tell ourselves about our history as American Jews. Four Thursday evenings: March 14, 21, April 4, 11 -- 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuition: $36 for members, $60 for non-members. To register, call the TJC office at 609-921-0100, Ext. 200.