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Jewish Heritage Month

Jewish Heritage Month 2016


The Center for Jewish Life at Rockland Community College presents an exciting series of events to celebrate Jewish heritage. The events, held between the Jewish holidays of Purim and Passover, include presentations on the Jewish community of Denmark and on the clandestine operation to bring Holocaust survivors to Israel; a paint party, a yoga workshop, a lecture on sexuality, a theater workshop, drum circle, culinary contest and more.

All events are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise indicated. Kosher refreshments served. For information, contact Rabbi Dov Oliver at 845-574-4422.

Downloadable Events Flyer
College Committee
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Atrium, Cultural Arts Center (outside Cafeteria)

Art & Soul Paint Party
Unleash your creativity in a guided painting workshop under the professional direction of Wendy Sommers of Artytime. Take home your original masterpiece!
$5 for RCC students, staff or faculty. $10 non-RCC. Limited space. Pay in advance to ensure your spot.

Thursday, March 31, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Atrium, Cultural Arts Center (outside Cafeteria)

In the Jewish version of Cupcake Wars, contestants compete for the title of Kugel King or Queen, with local celebrity judges casting their votes. Tastings for all.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016  •  12:15 - 1:30 pm
Academic II, Room 2115

Talk: “The Jewish Perspective on Love & Sexuality”
Deborah Raice, MD, endocrinologist and noted Torah educator, will conduct an interactive discussion on intimate relationships.

Thursday, April 7, 2016  •  12:15 - 1:30 pm
Student Union 3114

Drum Circle with Marlon Sobol, percussionist, Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Experience the spontaneous creation of music and the healing, spiritual effects of drumming while bonding with your fellow drum circle participants.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Fieldhouse Rm. 5202 (dance studio)

Yoga with a Kabbalistic Twist
Stretch your body, mind and spirit in a movement and meditation session based on Kabbalastic teachings with Bracha M. of Tiferet Movement ( Wear comfortable clothing.

Thursday, April 14, 2016  •  12:15 - 1:30 pm
Ellipse, Technology Center

Lecture and film, “A Hero’s Story of Aliyah Bet”
Paul Kaye, American WWII naval veteran, returned to Europe in 1947 to volunteer for Aliyah Bet, the clandestine immigration of thousands of Holocaust refugees on ships through the British blockage to safe haven in Israel. Hear firsthand his dramatic story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •  12:15 - 1:30 pm
Ellipse, Technology Center

Theater Games, Jewish Style
An interactive workshop led by Jon Adam Ross, an actor and Jewish experiential educator who has performed original one-man shows in 90 cities around the world. Learn how the tools of theater and storytelling can give us greater access to ancient Jewish narratives.

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