Lectures & workshops

saturday | 3

Learner’s minyan. Study session. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 10 a.m. (415) 664-7373.

sunday | 4

“Family History Clinic.” Judy Baston, longtime Jewish Community Library staffer, and other Jewish geneaologists provide guidance on using Internet resources and the library’s collection. At Bureau of Jewish Education’s Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. (415) 751-6983.

tuesday | 6

“Boogie to the Beat.” Music and movement class for children ages 18 to 36 months and parents. First of eight Tuesday sessions. 10 a.m. At Parents Place S.F., 1710 Scott St. $15 a session. (415) 359-2454.

“Boogie to the Bitty Beat.” Music and movement class for children and parents. First of eight Tuesday sessions. 11:30 a.m. for ages 12 to 18 months; 12 p.m. for ages 6 to 12 months. At Parents Place S.F., 1710 Scott St. $15 a session. (415) 359-2454.

“Queer Torah Study Project.” At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 7 p.m. $5. (415) 861-6932.

Adult Midrasha. Winter semester meets at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6 through March 9. Sessions led by Rabbi Steven Kaplan, Martha Bunch and Natanel Silverman. At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. (510) 656-7141.

wednesday | 7

“Weaving a Jewish Spiritual Tapestry in Your Life.” Patty Moskovitch, Jewish educator and author. Sponsors: Congregation Beth David and Sharone Hadassah. At Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. $5. (408) 366-9117.

thursday | 8

“Playful Connections.” Child and parent interaction. For children ages 20 months to 3½ years. First of eight Thursday sessions. At Parents Place Sonoma, 1360 N. Dutton Ave., suite C, Santa Rosa. 10 a.m. $170. (707) 571-2048.

“An Obsession with Conspiracy: Anti-Semitism in Ancient and Contemporary History.” Riva Gambert, director of community programs, East Bay federation’s Center for Jewish Living and Learning. Multi-Interest Day Lecture Series. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $5. (510) 839-2900, ext. 233.

Lesbian partner loss support group. First of eight Thursday sessions. At Jewish Family and Children’s Services S.F., 2150 Post St. 6 p.m. Reservations: (415) 449-3865.

friday | 9

“Parent and Me.” Toddler play group. Fridays through May 28. 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 12 to 22 months; 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 18 to 36 months. At Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $190-$323. (408) 358-3636.

“Look! I Can Cook!” Basic food preparation for children ages 2 to 4. First of eight Friday sessions. At Parents Place S.F., 1710 Scott St. 12 p.m. $18.75 a session. (415) 359-2454.

“Fairy Tale Theater Workshop.” New stories each week with performance by the children in the final class. For ages 3 to 5. Fridays through April 2. At Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 12:30 p.m. $180-$216. (408) 358-3636.

“The Recent Rise in Anti-Semitism.” Nancy Appel and Rose Gabaeff of the Anti-Defamation League. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. 8 p.m. (650) 366-8481.

sunday | 11

“Jewish Humor Through the Ages: What’s So Funny and Why?” Michael Krasny, host, KQED Radio’s “Forum.” 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.

“Spa for the Soul.” Spiritual retreat with study, discussion, music and more. Includes lunch. Sponsor: Peninsula Jewish Women’s Circle and North Peninsula Chabad. At San Mateo Marriott, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. 1 p.m. $36. Reservations: (650) 341-4510.

“Morasha: Oakland Learns Together.” Oakland’s Beth Jacob Congregation, Temple Beth Abraham and Temple Sinai join for text study. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7 p.m. Reservations: (510) 451-0313, then dial *212.

“A Land Twice Promised.” Storyteller Noa Baum’s testimony focusing on emotions of Israelis and Palestinians. Sponsor: Israel Center of S.F.-based federation. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $7-$10. (510) 848-0237.