Amanda Botfeld

Alumni Profile: Amanda Botfeld

2015 UCSC Jewish Studies alumna and author of A Girl’s Guide to Poker. Amanda Botfeld recalls how her undergraduate experiences impacted her professional career. She has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Los Angeles Times. 

February 12, 2020 // “Free Men” Film Screening

Free Men (French: Les hommes libres) is a 2011 French film written and directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, which recounts the largely untold story about the role that Algerian and other North African Muslims in Paris played in the French resistance and as rescuers of Jews during the German occupation (1940–1944).

Alumni Profile: Avery Weinman

Spring 2019 History Major and Jewish Studies Minor, Avery Weinman, reflects on her time at UC Santa Cruz, as well as studying abroad in Israel.