Jewish Heritage Month 2008
Jews in the Arts

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Opening Ceremony with Games Galore
Foothill’s Jewish Heritage Month celebrates its third birthday with delicious cake and the kick off of the college’s third Jewish Heritage Month, which runs through January. Listen to the musical group Kugelplex play sophisticated Jewish klezmer (music), play a variety of Israeli and Middle Eastern games and enjoy a taste of food from different holidays. Co-sponsored by the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) Activities Board.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 10
Comedy Hour
Jewish comedians have always had audiences rolling in the aisles. Get a good chuckle by attending this comedy hour with local comedian Jeff Applebaum. Stay for the end, when Jeff will answer your questions about being and becoming a comedian. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 14
The Ethiopian Experience
Experience a unique Jewish viewpoint as Maritu Kadabu tells her story of growing up in Ethiopia. In 1984, she left Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel during Operation Moses. She now lives in the United States working as an Israeli shlicha (emissary) for the Jewish community in Santa Cruz. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Krav Maga
Learn the art of Krav Maga—the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces—from visiting representatives of the Academy of Self-Defense of Santa Clara. Watch a short demonstration then learn some basic techniques. Co-sponsored by Women’s History Month. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Jewphoric
Nancy Ackerman started her own company, Jewphoric, which brings Judaica, or religious Jewish items, into the home through informal learning, interactive media and functional art. Discover the rich traditions of the Jewish people through unique Judaica from all over the world. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission


Wednesday, Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Event: March & Luncheon
Join Foothill’s 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon & March. Dr. King is celebrated as a great leader of the Civil Rights movement. His hopes and dreams for his people, and this country, are still honored, and each generation has the opportunity of working to fulfill his vision. Co-sponsored by the ASFC Activities Board and the college’s African American Network.
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Tickets Sold at the Door: $12, student with OwlCard; $15, faculty and staff.

Thursday, Jan. 17
Film Screening & Discussion Series I: West Bank Story
West Bank Story is an Academy Award-winning musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with the beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families’ dueling restaurants. Will love conquer all? Co-sponsored by ASFC Activities Board. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Genetic Conditions Among Ashkenazi Jews
Gary Frohlich will speak about common genetic disorders that affect all of us, especially Jews of Ashkenazi descent, including people from Germany and northern Europe. He has been a genetic counselor for 30 years and works as the patient care liaison with Genzyme Therapeutics. He will introduce you to the diagnosis, management and treatment of these genetic conditions. Complimentary refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Health Services Office.
Time: Noon–1:20 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission


Film Screening & Discussion Series II: Brother’s Shadow Screening (Part 1)
Jake, a man whose freedom hangs by a thread, has returned to his Brooklyn home only to discover that his beloved brother has died. Jake embarks on a provocative journey as he attempts to fill his brother’s shoes. Brother’s Shadow is indie filmmaker Todd S. Yellin’s must-see story about a lost man trying to find his own way, falling into despair and emerging with a new vision for the future. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Location: (Room 8338)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 23
A Life of Theater & Survival
Chayale Ash is a retired star of the Yiddish theater and a Holocaust survivor. Her unrelenting spirit enabled her to survive Russian labor camps and unimaginable hard times. Hear the amazing story of her life and how she used humor to survive against the odds. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11 a.m. and 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 24
Film Screening & Discussion Series II: Discussion with Todd S. Yellin, Director of Brother’s Shadow (Part 2)
Now that you’ve seen the acclaimed independent film, Brother’s Shadow, meet its writer and director, Todd S. Yellin. A veteran writer and filmmaker for television and film, Yellin is enjoying the critical acclaim that Brother’s Shadow has garnered at film festivals across the country. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 8338)
Free Admission

Friday, Jan. 25
Learning Shabbat
Experience the celebration of Shabbat, the Jewish holy day of rest and spiritual renewal with a ceremony complete with candle lighting and a Shabbat feast. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 28
Film Screening & Discussion Series III: Deputy Consul Ismail Khaldi
Prior to his appointment as deputy consul, Ismail Khaldi worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both the North American Division and the Arabic Media Department. Khaldi, an Israeli Bedouin, will discuss arts and culture in the Bedouin community in Israel. The short film, Threads of Progress, illustrating how art is used to build relationships between the Israelis and Bedouins, will be shown in conjunction with the discussion. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11:15 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Sing for Freedom
From the 1930s through the 1960s, an alliance grew between Blacks and Jews, which inspired many great anthems for change. Abel Meeropol, Shel Silverstein, Jan.is Ian, Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs are just a few of the Jewish-born songwriters whose powerful lyrics spirited along the Civil Rights movement. These songs epitomized the hopes and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and still resonate today. Hear this remarkable chapter of history from singer/songwriter Mark Levy. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 31
Jewish Falafel Feast & Closing Ceremony
Foothill’s Jewish Heritage Month wraps up its third year with falafel and music. Bring a friend and experience a lunch with the exotic flavors of the Middle East. Co-sponsored by the ASFC Activities Board.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission



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