Monroe County Community College is celebrating Jewish American Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a full slate of programming, including presentationS by MCCC faculty and staff, rabbis from area congregations and other experts from across the country.

All of these presentations and discussions can be accessed via Zoom and are free and open to anyone in the community. For Zoom connection and participation information in any of these, or any MCCC sponsored event, please visit and select the appropriate event. Most of these events are scheduled to last one hour.

Writing and Literacy in American Jewish Culture, presented by Michele Toll, MCCC assistant professor of English, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 

The Jewish Community, presented by Rabbi Marla Hornsten, Temple Israel and Rabbi Robert Gamer, Congregation Beth Shalom, on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Diversity in South Asia, presented by Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, MCCC director of respiratory therapy, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada).

CREED’s Honest Conversation About Racism – Voter Legislation Update, discussion on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 5:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). CREED is the Coalition for Racial Equality, Equity and Diversity. 

Brief Introduction to Judaism and Some Differences with Christianity, presented by Steve Fried, MCCC adjunct instructor of business, economics, and history; and Sarah P. Mills, compliance coordinator at Southern Company Gas on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 

Sikhi 101 and the Sikh Community, presented by Harleen Kaur, Ph.D. candidate, UCLA Sociology, Bonderman Fellow and University of Michigan Alumna with Japjyot Singh on Tuesday, on May 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Learning Shoah: Studying the Holocaust in Israel, presented by Dr. Terri Kovach, MCCC professor emeritus and sociology adjunct faculty member on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Politics and History (AANHPI), presented by Heejin Hahn, APAICS program associate with Anthony Maglaqui, APAICS communications associate on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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