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Heritage & Health Series Program

Jewish Heritage Month Star of David Banner

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!

Wednesday, JAN. 16

Lecture: The Jewish Stereotype in American Satire Cartoons

Classroom (1401); 2-3 p.m.
Daniel Plaskowski will discuss the representation of Jews in American pop culture cartoons from then to now.

Thursday, JAN. 17

Tu Bishvat Celebration

Campus Center Dining Room (2201); 12-1 p.m.
Tu Bishvat is the jewish New Year for trees. Join us for a giving back to the eart ceremony. We will be visiting the oak tree that was planted last year.

JAN. 22

Lecture: Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigmann

Classroom (3106); 12-1 p.m

A lecture with Sami Steigmann, finding happiness after tragedy. Followed by Q&A

Wednesday, JAN. 23

Lecture: History of American Jewish Humor

Hearthside Lounge (2313); 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Foothill College English Instructor Bryan Hoffer will speak about profiling modern Jewish comedians of the 20th and 21st century from Lenny Bruce to Sarah Silverman.

Thursday, JAN. 24

Lecture: History of Antisemitism in American Literature

Classroom (5702) across from Veterans Center; 1:30-2:30 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.


Tuesday, 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 Mock Shabbat

Campus Center Dining Hall (2201); 12-1 p.m.
Join us for the conclusion of Jewish Heritage Month as we present a mock Shabbat.



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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.