Jewish Heritage Month 2006
Our Heritage Lives in Us

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Jewish Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
Nosh on blue and white—symbolic Jewish colors—cotton candy, enjoy modern and traditional Israeli and Jewish music mixed by DJ JJ, and hear about the cultural events planned for January to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month at Foothill College. Co-sponsored by Jews, Israelis & Friends of Foothill (JIFF).
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 12
Jewish Heritage Month Lecture Series Part I: Jews in Civil Rights
A speech and discussion with Jewish civil rights activist and author of Lishma: For His Name's Sake-The Life & Times of Rabbi Sidney Akselrad. Rabbi Akselrad marched shoulder to shoulder with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. He will speak about his experience and involvement in the movement. A book signing follows the presentation. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Bookstore.
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Gift of Life: Bone Marrow Registry
Become part of the worldwide registry for bone marrow. It doesn’t hurt and it’s a mitzvah or good deed. All it takes is a swab of your cheek. Co-sponsored by Foothill Health Services Office and the Foothill College Volunteer Center.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 18
12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Event: March & Luncheon
Join Foothill’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon & March. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a great leader of the Civil Rights movement. Dr. King’s hopes and dreams for his people, and for this country, are still honored, and each generation is given the honor of working to fulfill his vision. The keynote speaker is Gail Ortega, director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Menlo College. Co-sponsored by the Associated Students of Foothill College Activities Board and the African American Network. First 100 students with OwlCard who sign up to march get free lunch tickets.
Time: March from 11:50 a.m. to Noon; Luncheon from Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Tickets: $12, student with OwlCard; $15, faculty and staff

Thursday, Jan. 19
Ritual & Origami: Make Your Own
Ritual is present in every part of our lives. Ellen Bob, owner of bob & bob fine jewish gifts and books, will speak on the objects and rituals that are a major part of Jewish life and tradition. Then stay to make your own ritual origami.
Time: 9 to 10 a.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Jewish Heritage Month Lecture Series Part II: Survival & Theater during the Holocaust & Beyond
Chayale Ash is a star of the Yiddish theater and a Holocaust survivor. She has continued to perform, travel and meet with her fans. Hear the amazing story of her life and how she used humor to survive.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3307
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Focus: Persecution & Prejudice Film Screening
In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. The sudden victims of religious and racial persecution, the couple aligns with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival. A revealing look at prejudice in America, Focus stars William H. Macy.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 3203
Free Admission

Fiddler: Sing-A-Long & Film Screening
If you love Gwen Stefani’s Rich Girl , you might be surprised to learn that it samples the signature sound of the popular musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Sing out with Fiddler fans and watch the film version of this classic tale. Expect rousing choruses of favorites like Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise, Sunset, and many others.
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1401
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 25
Hip, Hip Hora! Folk Dance: Lessons & Club Day

Hip, hip Hora! Dancers of all ability levels can learn traditional folk dances as taught by Foothill Dance Instructor Donna Frankel. Audience members can also compete in a Hora dance contest for prizes. This event is during Club Day where you can visit recruiting tables, meet club representatives and learn how to join or start a campus club.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 26
Jewish Heritage Month Lecture Series Part III: What Does It Mean to Be a Jewish State?

Captain Avner Even-Zohar, of the Monterey Defense Language Institute, will speak on relevant cultural and political issues in Israel and America today. A knowledgeable and respected speaker on Israeli life, he has conducted extensive work at the Israel Center in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Gay Straight Alliance.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3307
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 30
JIMENA: Speaker & Film

JIMENA—Jews Indigenous to the Middle East & North Africa—speakers will share the stories of their lives as Jews before and after expulsion from their home countries.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 5950
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 31
The Real Kabbalah: History & Here
What is Kabbalah? You’ve likely heard it has something to do with Madonna, Britney, Ashton and Demi, and others in Hollywood. Rabbi Steve Fisdel will discuss Kabbalah and the teachings of this mystic tradition which answers who are we, where are we from, and why are we here.
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Falafel Fair: Cultural Cuisine & Closing Ceremony
Enjoy the yummiest of Israeli foods: The falafel! Although falafel is made from chickpeas in the U.S., in Lebanon it is usually made from dried fava beans, with a handful of dried chickpeas sometimes added in. Favas have a wonderful flavor that you don’t want to miss.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission




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