Israeli Reform leader to speak in Bay Area

Leading Israeli Reform Rabbi Gilad Kariv is visiting the Bay Area for several speaking engagements this week.

Kariv, the director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) Department of Public Policy and Social Action, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Congregation Beth El, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. For information, call (510) 848-3988.

He will also speak at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, in Los Altos Hills. For information, call (650) 493-4661.