Film critic Michael Medved opens Jewish events at Stanford

Medved will also discuss "Mixed Jewish Messages from Hollywood: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Stanford University's Cubberly Auditorium.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, the Jewish Campus Relations Council will sponsor "Reaching Consensus on Jewish Communal Issues: The Role of the Jewish Campus Relations Council." Call Hillel for site.

At the JCRC forum, Jewish student leaders will discuss the impact of welfare and immigration reform on the Jewish communal agenda, the affirmative action debate, and the process/authority of speaking for Jews on campus.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 international comedy star Hanoch Rosenn will perform in "Breaking the Sound Barrier," at Kresge Auditorium. Tickets at Stanford Ticket Office and BASS outlets.

Rosenn's act is a blend of exceptional physical control and video clips, musical effects and lighting. Sponsors are the Israeli Consulate of the Pacific Northwest and Stanford's Israeli Student Organization.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, the Jewish Student As-sociation will sponsor Cafe Night with nationally ac-claimed singer-songwriter Marsha Attie, in the Cypress Room, Tresidder Student Union.

A noon discussion series, "Accelerated First-Year Jud-aism," aims to foster relations between Jewish students, faculty, staff and community members. Topics include Jewish ritual, the development and role of Israeli folk dance, the Talmud, the Torah and the Kabbalah. Events are in the Hillel Library, Old Union Clubhouse.

At 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, Alina Ever will lead a workshop on "Jewish Women and Spirituality" in the Cypress Room at Tresidder Student Union. A program of Jewish comedy in film, "Lox and Lots of Laughter," is set for 6 p.m. Monday in Bishop Auditorium.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, Rabbi Yoel Kahn of San Francisco Congregation Sha'ar Zahav will discuss "Ritual Liturgy and Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexuality" in the Hillel Library.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, students and faculty come together for a kosher wine and cheese tasting with a presentation by Gan Eden Kosher Winery in Sonoma in the Cypress Room, Tresidder Student Union.

At noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, students will perform a tzedakah in Stanford's White Plaza by making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a local charity.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, local artists David and Michelle Plachte Zuieback will lead a workshop on exploring Jewish identity through the arts, at Hillel Library.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, the Jewish graduate students share a Shabbat service followed by a 7:30 p.m. potluck dinner. Call Hillel for place and reservations.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, Alpha Epsilon Pi will host a barbecue. At 8:30 p.m., the Jewish Student Association will meet at Hillel for an ice-skating trip, "Jews on Ice."

Jewish Culture Week is sponsored by AEPi, B'nai Biz, Chaverot, Grads Plus, Hillel, Israeli Student Or-ganization, Jewish Student Association, Jewish Law Stu-dent Association, Jewish Campus Relations Council, Kennedy Kosher Co-op, Members of the Tribes, Stanford Student Jewish Ap-peal, the Synagogue Board, and the Stanford Israel Al-liance.