Daniel programs are free

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the film "Mendel" will be shown with an introduction by staff from the Jewish Film Festival. The 1997 production tells of a 9-year-old German boy and his family who resettle in Norway after the war.

The lecture "Shattered Dreams: Child of the Holocaust" is set for Sunday, March 15 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. It focuses on the life of Paul Schwarzbart, who was just 5 years old when he was sent to hide in a Belgian Catholic boys' school during the war.

"Surviving the Holocaust — Three Generations of Women Speak" is a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Polish-born Rachela Gelbart and her daughters Rae Gelbart and Ruth Gelbart Mainzer, along with Ruth's teenage daughters Shelly and Andrea, will talk about what it is like to be a Holocaust-survivor family.

A workshop on "Talking to Children about Sensitive Subjects," led by Lee Ann Slayton of Parents Place in San Francisco, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Students from Vintage High School in Napa pose the questions "Where is America?" and "In which America does one live?" in their dramatic performance "Lives on the Line," scheduled for Thursday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The piece, largely drawn from the teenagers' personal experiences, looks at human rights from a global perspective.

For information about these and future programs, call (415) 561-5065.