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Jewish Heritage Month: Events 2019

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Wednesday, JAN. 9

College Hour: Week of Welcome (WOW!)

Campus Center Dining Room (2201); 12 noon-1 p.m.
Join us for the Jewish Heritage Month opening even. Share what you are grateful for on the “Gratitude Wall,” and enjoy an Israeli DJ, kosher falafel, borekas, bagels, cream cheese, pita, and hummus!

Thursday, JAN. 17

Tu Bishvat Tree Planting

Administration Building (1900); South Wing Garden Noon-1 p.m.
Tu Bishvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. Join us for a giving back to the earth ceremony. We will be visiting the oak tree that was planted last year.

Thursday, JAN. 23

Lecture: History of American Jewish History

Hearthside Lounge (2313);  9-10 a.m.
Foothill College English Instructor Bryan Hoffer will speak about growing up with comedian Mel Brooks and how our backgrounds and identities shape our perception of comedy.


JAN. 24

Lecture: History of Antisemitism in American Literature

Hearthside Lounge (2313); 1-3 :30 p.m

Foothill College English Instructor Dr. Scott Lankford will speak about the long and daunting history of Antisemitism in American literature — including such beloved classics as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Great Gatsby. 

Wednesday, JAN. 29

Krav Maga: Self-Defense Demonstration

Hearthside Lounge (2313); 1-3 p.m.
Instructor Omer Katz will be teaching a class on how to defend yourself using the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga. 

Wednesday, JAN. 30

Closing Ceremony

Campus Center Dining Room (2201); Noon-1 p.m.
Join us in our closing ceremony with Rabbi Mock Shabbat. Enjoy food and music.

All events are free admission and sponsored by the ASFC OwlCard Student ID
and are part of the Heritage & Health Series Service Leadership Program.

Co-sponsored by Foothill Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Silicon Valley.