Jewish Heritage Month 2009
From Generation to Generation

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, Jan. 7
College Hour: Opening Ceremony with Games Galore
Foothill’s Jewish Heritage Month celebrates its fourth birthday with delicious cake and the kick off of the college’s fourth Jewish Heritage Month, which runs through January. Enjoy lively Jewish music and traditional Jewish delicacies as you playing Middle Eastern games. Complimentary refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by ASFC Activities Board.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 8
Comedy Hour with Comedian Jeff Applebaum
Laugh and chuckle in this hilarious display of classic Jewish humor featuring comedian Jeff Applebaum and other local comedians. Questions-and-answer session follows performance. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 12
Women of Valor
Learn about the exploration of 18 Jewish American women who challenged conventional expectations and helped change our world. Rabbi Lisa Levenberg will envelop you in these incredible stories of strength, success and survival. Based on the Jewish Women’s Archive Women of Valour poster exhibit, you’ll be introduced to a diverse group, including politician Bella Abzug, poet Emma Lazarus, and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Gertrude Elion. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 1: 30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 13
Deputy Consul of Israel Ismail Khaldi
Israeli Bedouin Ismail Khaldi is the deputy counsul of Israel. He’ll discuss ethnic and race relations in the Middle East, especially concentrating on the communication techniques and diplomacy he used while in office, and while he worked for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 14
College Hour: 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., March & Luncheon
Dr. King is celebrated as a great leader of the civil rights movement, enabling equal rights to exist. Heard in his famous and earth-altering I Have a Dream Speech, his hopes and dreams for his people and this country are still honored, and each generation has the opportunity of working to fulfill this vision. To celebrate keeping Dr. King’s dream alive, Oakland’s Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., California Community College Board of Governor’s member, will be the empowering keynote speaker. The march is a re-enactment of the famous March on Washington at which Dr. King’s speech was delivered. Enjoy a delicious, athentic soul food lunch and moving entertainment program. Co-sponsored by the ASFC Activities Board and Foothill College African American Network.
March Re-Enactment: 11:50 a.m.–Noon, Library Quad
Lunch: Noon–1 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Tickets: Free lunch tickets will be awarded to the first 120 students with OwlCards who sign up for the march. Tickets, sold in advance and at the door, are $15, general; $12, student with OwlCard.

Thursday, Jan. 15
The Psychology of HIV
Scott Fried, an author and national public speaker, will detail his personal experience of being infected with the HIV virus, how he has flourished through this experience, and how he relates it to such important issues like suicide. He is a biannual speaker at the office of former U.S. President Bill Clinton in New York City.
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 20
SuperJew
Think that comic books and Jews aren’t related? Think again. Rabbi Harry Manhoff will explain that not only are there countless Jewish writers and producers in comic books, but Jewish folklore and mythology run rampant through some of the most famous comic book stories. Learn the secret Jewishness of our favorite comic book books and superheroes. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 21
College Hour: Club Day
Join, start or restart a campus club, and earn units for getting involved with a club. Attend this student information fair and enjoy an exciting blend of Jewish music and delicious Jewish cuisine. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 21 The Portrayal of Jews on Television
Watch episodes of popular television shows The Family Guy, The Simpsons and Friends to discover how Jews are depicted in prime time. Enjoy some Jewish humor and discuss why Jewish stereotypes are so prevalent in popular culture. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, Jan. 22
Film Series I: Adam Sander’s Don't Mess With The Zohan
Experience this archetypal Adam Sandler movie and watch true love triumph over many conflicts. Zohan, an infamous Israeli soldier, moves to America to become a hairdresser, and meets his soulmate, a Palestinian immigrant. The two fall in love and overcome their cultural differences, all with plenty of classic Sandler humor, and some quirky Israeli jokes.
Time: Noon– 2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 26
War Orphan in San Francisco Featuring Holocaust Refugee Phyllis Mattson
This is the story of Phyllis Mattson, a refugee of the Holocaust, who escaped from Vienna to America. Hear her harrowing yet heroic story of cruelty and survival, told from the perspective of someone who had a first-hand view of one of the most wide-scale, brutal genocides of all time. Her parents sent her away at age 10 to save her from the tragedies befalling other Jews in Vienna. She continued to live a life of courage and success, not allowing the tragedies of her life to defeat her spirit.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, Jan. 26
Jews & Poetry Featuring Author & Foothill College Instructor Doren Robbins
Throughout history, Jews have influenced literature immensely, especially the poetry genre. Foothill College Creative Writing Instructor Doren Robbins will introduce you to the works of some of the most famous Jewish poets in America. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Sing for Freedom with Singer/Songwriter Mark Levy
From the 1930’s through the 1960’s, an alliance grew between Blacks and Jews, which inspired many great anthems for change. Abel Meeropol, Shel Silverstein, Janis Ian, Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs are just a few of the Jewish-born songwriters whose powerful lyrics spirited from the struggling civil rights movement. The powerful lyrics penned by these songwriters resemble Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and still resonate today. You’ll hear a remarkable chapter of history from singer/songwriter Mark Levy. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 9–10 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Film Feature II: When Do We Eat?
When Do We Eat? is an outrageously funny indie flick about a dysfunctional Jewish family sitting down to Passover dinner. The parents are traditional, conservative Jews, while the kids are more liberal–which doesn’t sit well with Mom and Dad. During this attempt at a wholesome Passover seder, the family fights, screams and laughs. Watch how this family deals with a series of hilarious antics, and what becomes of this chaotic Passover dinner.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Film Discussion with Writer & Director of When Do We Eat?
The writer and the director of When Do We Eat? will discuss his film and answer audience questions. He will talk about the film’s religious and social meaning, and how it relates to Judaism and Jewish families.
Time: 2:15–3:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 28
Genetic Conditions Among Ashkenazi Jews
Genetic Counselor Gary Frohlich will discuss common genetic disorders that can affect anyone, but that especially affect Ashkenazi Jews. A genetic counselor for 30 years, Frohlich works as a patient-care liaison with Genzyme Therapeutics. He will explain the diagnosis, management and treatment of these genetic conditions. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Room 8403
Free Admission

Wednesday, Jan. 28
College Hour: Traditional Jewish Feast & Closing Ceremony
Celebrate the conclusion of Foothill’s fourth Jewish Heritage Month with music, food and friends. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission



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