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Jewish Heritage Month: Events 2018

A guide highlighting books, websites, and articles on Jewish history and heritage.

Historical Exhibit:  People.Land.Book
January 9 - 12, Teaching & Learning Center (3600)
M-TH: 7:45 a.m. – 7p.m. // F: 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The historical exhibit, “People, Book,. Land” tells the story of the 3500-year relationship between the Jewish people and the Holy Land.

College Hour: Week of Welcome (WOW!)
“Gratitude Wall” & Kosher Falafel
Wednesday January 10, 12 noon – 1p.m.

Campus Center Dining Room (2201);
Share what you are grateful for on the “Gratitude Wall” and enjoy an Israeli DJ, kosher falafel, borekas bagels, cream cheese, pita, and hummus!

Lecture Series 1 & Film Festival 1
Holocaust Survivor Ben Stern
Thursday January 18, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313); 

This Holocaust documentary Near Normal Man followed by a conversation and Q&A wih the survivor of nine concentration camps and two death marches Ben Stern

Krav Maga: Self Defense Training
Wednesday January 24, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313); 

Instructor David Kadosh will be teaching a class on how to defend yourself using the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga. 

History of Antisemitism in American Literature
Thursday January 25, Lecture Series 2:
Hearthside Lounge (2313); 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Foothill College English Instructor Dr. Scot 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.

Lecture Series: History of American Jewish Humor
Friday January 26, 2018 –  9-9:50 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Foothill College English Instructor Bryan Hoffer will speak about growing up with comedian Mel Broks and how our backgrounds and identities shape our perception of comedy.

Film Festival
Tuesday January 30
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco
10 – 11:50 a.m.
This documentary is about the Jews of San Francisco, and the central role the played in transforming San Francisco from sleepy village to thriving metropolis

An American Tail
12 noon to 1:50 p.m.
This movie tells the story of Fievel Mousekewitz and his family as they emigrate from the Imperial Russian territory of Ukraine to the United States for freedom.

Closing Ceremony: Tu Bishvat Tree Planting
Wednesday January 31; 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Administration Building (1900) S.Wing Garden

Tu Bishvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. Join for an oak tree planting ceremony to bring the Jewish Heritage Month to a close. We will be providing a wide range of dried fruits and nuts to enjoy.





Jewish Heritage Month at Foothill College

January is Jewish Heritage Month at Foothill College! Foothill Library has prepared this LibGuide to highlight books, websites, and articles on Jewish history and heritage.