Lectures & workshops

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friday | 22

“Cleansing the Garments of Soul” Speaker: Author Rami Shapiro. At 2100 Atlas Peak Road., Napa. 6 p.m. $20. (707) 254-8383.

saturday | 23

“Cleansing the Garments of Soul, Part 2.” Rami Shapiro. At 1114 Clark St., Napa. 3:30 p.m. $20. (707) 254-8383.

sunday | 24

Evening with Omer Caspi. Deputy Consul of Israel discusses disengagement. Sponsor: S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation’s Russian division. At private home. 7 p.m. RSVP to (415) 512-6292 for location.

“Relationships: A Torah Perspective.” Rami Shapiro. At 1470 Sproul Ave., Napa. 4 p.m. $20. (707) 254-8383.

monday | 25

“To Listen and to Love.” Rami Shapiro. At 151 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. 4 p.m. Free. (650) 329-9050.

tuesday | 26

“Introduction to Kaballah.” Tuesdays through July 26. At the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 7 p.m. $45-50. (650) 212-PJCC.

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“The Jews in Silent Films: The Rose and the Shamrock.” At Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $14-$18 (925) 938-7800.

Krav Maga/Israeli Self Defense. Weekly through Aug. 30. At Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Times vary. $150-$195. (650) 212-PJCC.

wednesday | 27

“A Sense of Place.” Great travel writers talk about their craft, lives and inspiration. At Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1 p.m. $4-$6. (650) 212-PJCC.

“Why We Can’t Allow Gaza to Fail.” Brit Tzedek summer update with Marcia Freedman. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7p.m. (510) 848-0237.

“Ethical Wills.” Finance workshop with Rabbi Natan Fenner. At Lesley Gardens Community Center, 701 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay. 7 p.m. $18. (415) 656-1401.

thursday | 28

“Ambivalent Judaica: Apparently Jewish Iconography in General Numismatics.” With Dr. Ira Rezak. At Moscone Convention Center, Room 3002. 747 Howard St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (818) 225-1348.

sunday | 31

Book discussion with Rabbi Alan Lew. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 10 a.m. (650) 948-7498.

Latin American Jewish tales. At 151 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. 3 p.m. Free. (650) 329-9050