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Jewish Heritage Month in Foothill College

Posted by kneidalach on January 15, 2008

Jewish Heritage Month in Foothill

All events are open to the community!

Foothill College is located on 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
(Close to the intersection of 280 and El Monte)

Please take a look at the schedule of events:

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 and 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? 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.
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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