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Jewish Heritage Month

Jewish Heritage Month 2017


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 or

Downloadable Events Flyer (PDF) College Committee Photo Gallery


Tuesday, February 28, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Cultural Arts Atrium (outside Cafeteria)

Opening Celebration featuring HEBRO
A proud Jewish African American, presenting his unique musical message: conscious hip-hop with a soulful blend of R&B and reggae. Hebro’s music carries a message of unity, truth, celebration and progress.


Thursday, March 2, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Cultural Arts Atrium (outside Cafeteria)

Hamantashen Wars!
In the Jewish version of Cupcake Wars, contestants compete for the title of Hamantash Hero, with local celebrity judges casting their votes. Tastings of this unique triangular Purim pastry for all.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Academic II, Rm 1106

“The Problem with Being Jew-ISH in the 21st Century”
by Dr. Zohar Raviv, internationally acclaimed Jewish thinker and educator. Christians are Christian. Muslims are Muslim. Why are Jews Jew-ISH? As the International Vice President of Education for Birthright Israel, Dr. Raviv has educated more than half a million young adults.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Poetry Reading
by Yehoshua November, award-winning author, whose latest collection, Two Worlds
Exist, was a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Poetry. His previous
poetry collection, God’s Optimism, won the MSR Poetry Award and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. He teaches writing at Touro College and Rutgers University.

Thursday, March 16, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Student Union, Rm 3214

Joy Breaks Barriers: a Laughter & Comedy Improv Workshop
with Leslie Russell. Laugh, de-stress, renew your creativity and let your imagination fly in this innovative workshop.
Co-sponsored by Women’s History Month.

Thursday, March 23, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Photography Show & Talk, “Adventures into Empathy”
with photojournalist Ahron Moeller. Using a 35 millimeter vintage lens from a 1980 Nikon, Moeller created a narrative through a string of portraits that explores an unfiltered window into the daily lives of Hudson Valley personalities.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm
Cultural Arts Atrium (outside Cafeteria)

Passover Craft
Let your creative juices flow and create a Judaica object to bring home or give as a gift for the holiday. Materials and instructions provided.

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

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