Lectures & workshops

friday | 10

“A Taste of Shabbat.” Discussion with Rabbi Marvin Goodman of Peninsula Sinai Congregation. At 1730 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 123, San Mateo. Free for members of Peninsula JCC; $3 for non-members. 1 p.m.

(650) 212-7522.

“Jewish Identity in a Hostile Climate.” Trudi Alexy, author. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. 8 p.m. (650) 366-8481.

“Social Change Efforts in Israel.” Peter Edelman, president of New Israel Fund. At Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. 8 p.m. (925) 283-8575.

saturday | 11

“Everyone Has a Story, Talking to Kids about Their Origins: Adoption and Modern Donor Technologies in Our Jewish Families.” Panel discussion facilitated by Jonathan Pannor and Rabbi Camille Shira Angel. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. (415) 861-6932.

sunday | 12

“The ‘Other’ Refugees: The 900,000 Jews Expelled from Arab Countries from 1948 to 1970.” Regina Waldman, co-founder and president, JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa. Sponsor: Congregation Rodef Sholom. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:30 a.m. $10. (415) 479-3441.

“Hebrew in One Day.” Anat Wolins, director, Lehrhaus Judaica’s Hebrew in One Day program. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 1 p.m. $25-$45. (510) 845-6420.

monday | 13

“Psychology of Money.” At BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $8-$10.

(510) 848-0237, ext. 112.

tuesday | 14

“Jews ‘n’ Jazz.” First of three Tuesday sessions. Sponsor: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. At Peninsula Temple Beth El library, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. 10:30 a.m. $20-$25. RSVP: (650) 638-3750.

“Exploring the Heart in Judaism.” At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 1808 Wedemeyer St. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14.

(415) 292-1237.

“Hoshana Rabbah and Shemini Atzeret: Obscure and Glorious.” At BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $5.

(510) 848-0237, ext. 112.

wednesday | 15

“Raising a Spiritual Child.” Parent educator Sherrie Friedman and Parents Place education coordinator Karen Friedland-Brown. At private home. 9:30 a.m. (650) 494-8444.

“Conspiracy of Decency: Rescue of the Danish Jews During World War II.” Emmy Werner, author. At BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. (510) 848-0237, ext. 112.

“Kabbalah: Reflections on the Mystical Tradition.” At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 1808 Wedemeyer St. 7:30 p.m. $6-$12. (415) 292-1237.

“Judaism in the Age of Counterculture.” Mark Oppenheimer, author. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 8 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327.

thursday | 16

“Baby Signs: Look Who is Signing Now.” First of two Thursday sessions on communicating through sign language. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 9 a.m. $30-$35. (415) 346-1720, ext. 32.

“Election Year 2004: A View on California Politics.” Darry Sragow, Democratic campaign consultant. Multi-Interest Day Adventures in Jewish Learning series. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $5. (510) 839-2900, ext. 233.

Program planning. For Café by the Bay, for Holocaust survivors. At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post St., S.F. 2 p.m. RSVP: (415) 449-3843.

“Siblings Without Rivalry.” First of two Thursday sessions. At Parents Place Marin, 600 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 7 p.m. $50. RSVP: (415) 491-7959.

“Moses to Solomon.” Part of Crash Course in Jewish History with David Meir Levi. At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 1808 Wedemeyer St. 7 p.m. $10-$12. (415) 292-1237.

saturday | 18

“The ADL, Anti-Semitism, Zionism and Israel.” Lenni Brener, author. Sponsor: Middle East Radio Project. At 522 Valencia St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. (510) 287-5869.

sunday | 19

“Using the University of California Libraries for Jewish Genealogy.” At BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 12:30 p.m. Free. www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.