Lectures & workshops

tuesday | 1

“Baby Signs.” Communication with babies before they can talk. At Parents Place San Francisco, 1710 Scott St. 5 p.m. $25. (415) 359-2454.

“Introduction to Judaism.” Twelve-week course. Sponsor: Union for Reform Judaism. San Mateo and Burlingame locations. 7 p.m. Reservations: www.urj.org/pcwc.

“Learned Optimism.” At Parents Place Marin, 600 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 7 p.m. $25. Reservations: (415) 491-7959.

“Circumcision: The Covenant of Brit Milah.” Rabbis Chanan Feld and Yehuda Ferris. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $5. (510) 848-0237.

wednesday | 2

Book group. Discussion of “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” by David Kertzer. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 10 a.m. (707) 538-9731.

“Introduction to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.” Andrew Ramer. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18. Reservations: (415) 861-6932, ext. 305.

“Breaking the Ice: The First Ever Israeli-Palestinian Antarctic Expedition.” Three members of an expedition team of four Israelis and four Palestinians that scaled a remote summit and named it “The Mountain of Israeli and Palestinian Friendship” share their story. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $5. (415) 444-8000.

thursday | 3

“Charitable Giving, Private Foundations and Endowment.” Money Matters lecture series. Sponsor: Jewish Community Endowment Fund. At San Francisco federation building, 121 Steuart St., Koret board room. 9 a.m. $10. (415) 512-6273.”Jews and Christians in Dialogue.” The Rev. Bruce R. Bramlett facilitates a discussion between members of Congregation Beth El and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. At Beth El, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. (510) 848-3988.

“Crime, Prevention and Safety.” Presented by Sonoma County Sheriffs Department. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 8:30 p.m. (707) 545-4334.

friday | 4

“Out in Our Faith: Beyond Tolerance to Full Inclusion.” Educational weekend forum celebrating and promoting LGBT inclusion in the life of churches and synagogues. Special guests Caryn Aviv and David Shneer, authors of “Queer Jews,” and Assemblyman John Laird. Continues through June 6. At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. $15-$25. (831) 479-3444.

“Creating Family Sustainability and Health Through Conflict Resolution.” At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 8:30 p.m. (707) 545-4334.

saturday | 5

“One Brave Girl’s Fight Against Anti-Semitism and Racial Hatred.” Hans Dolezalek discusses Anna Rosmus of Passau, Germany, who has dedicated her life to uncovering anti-Semitism and the Nazi past of her hometown. At Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. 11 a.m. (650) 330-2512.

sunday | 6

“One on One Help with Your Family Tree.” At Bureau of Jewish Education’s Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. (415) 567-3327.

“Forum on Homelessness.” Bill Schechner of CBS Eyewitness News moderates a discussion with Josh Bamberger, medical director of Housing and Public Health for San Francisco; Douglass Merritt, director of “Chaplaincy to the Homeless”; Jane Micallef, homeless policy coordinator for the city of Berkeley; and J.C. Orton, coordinator for “Night on the Streets.” At Congregation Beth El, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. (510) 848-3988.