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Jewish Heritage Events 2018

Jewish Heritage Events 2018

Jewish Heritage Events 2018


DATE: February 26, 2018
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
845 -574-4244

Jewish Heritage Events at RCC

most events are free and open to the public

Ramapo- All are welcome to events celebrating Jewish Heritage at Rockland Community College. For questions and additional information please contact our campus Hillel Director, Rabbi Dov Oliver:

Thursday, March 1
12:30-1:30 pm
Faculty/Staff Dining Room
Celebrate this joyous and boisterous Jewish holiday with a Megillah reading, costume contest, traditional holiday treats and music.

SILKSCREEN WORKSHOP for RCC Students and Staff only
Tuesday, March 6
12:30-1:30 pm
Atrium, Cultural Arts Center (outside Cafeteria)
A hands-on activity led by renowned pop artist Yitzchok Moully, whose work presents familiar Jewish images in a vibrant contemporary style. He will discuss the role of creativity in Judaism and help participants create their own piece of artwork using the silkscreen printing method.

Thursday, March 8
12:30-1:30 pm
Atrium, Cultural Arts Center (outside Cafeteria)
In this version of Cupcake Wars contestants vie for the title of “Challah & Dip Maven,” with local celebrity judges casting their votes. Tastings for all of challah - the rich, typically braided bread, prepared for the Jewish Sabbath and holidays - along with a variety of creative dips. Find out the significance of the word challah!

BOOK TALK, If All the Seas Were Ink
Tuesday, March 13
12:30-1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Author Ilana Kurshan studied the entire Talmud through the daily study cycle of daf yomi, not typically undertaken by women. She began the study as a 27-year old newly divorced American living alone in Jerusalem and seven years later when she completed the Talmud, she was remarried and a mother of four. If All the Seas Were Ink describes how the study impacted her personal, professional and spiritual life. Kurshan earned a BA from Harvard University and master’s in English literature from Cambridge University. Co-sponsored by Women’s History Month. Book available in the RCC Library.

FILM: Body & Soul, An American Bridge (2016, 58min.)
Thursday, March 15
12:30-1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
This film follows the early jazz classic, “Body and Soul,” written by Jewish composer Johnny Green in 1929, focusing on the relationship between African Americans and Jews during the height of the Jazz Age. Benny Goodman broke historical color barriers when he recorded the song with an integrated trio including legendary black pianist Teddy Wilson. Co-sponsored by the African American History Month Committee. Courtesy of the JCC Film Festival.

Thursday, March 22
12:30-1:30 pm
Student Union, Rm. 3214
Presentation and discussion with Lawrence Hajioff, the London born author with a degree in political science from Manchester University who recently won a national competition for best Jewish Stand-Up Comedian of the Year. Hajioff is the author of several books including: Jew You Love Me?; Jew Got Questions?; and Will Jew Marry Me? Free copies of his books will be available at the lecture.

ISRAEL FAIR:Tuesday, April 17 (rain date Thursday, April 19)
Noon-2:00 pm
Academic Quad
Experience Israel in 90 minutes! Take a whirlwind tour of the food, geography, culture, music, art and spirit of Israel! Featuring camel rides!

Partially funded by RCC Student Activities Fees and Hillel of Rockland, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County