Lectures & workshops

sunday | 25

“Hebrew Intensive ‘Ulpan’.” At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. 12-4:30 p.m. $45-$55. (415) 292-1209.

“San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting.” At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. (415) 929-8350.

“Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial Celebration.” At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. 2-4:30 p.m. (408) 808-2046.

monday | 26

“Wine, Cheese and an Author.” Sponsor: Jewish Community Center. Jennifer Bannan will read from “Inventing Victor.” At A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness St., S.F. 6 p.m. (415) 292-1219.

“Fathers and Daughters.” With Robert Scott. At Parents Place San Francisco, 1710 Scott St. 6:30 p.m. (415) 359-2454.

wednesday | 28

“Exploring Jewish Identities: Midrash as Our Communal Diary — Serach bat Asher: The Woman Who Reappears Over Many Generations.” At Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30-9 p.m. (415) 567-3327.

thursday | 29

“Lunch ‘n’ Learn.” Francesco Spagnolo will talk about Italian Jews. At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post St., S.F. 2-4 p.m. (415) 449-3843.

“Family Ties (and Knots) in the Book of Genesis: Sister to Sister: Leah and Rachel, Competitors or Allies?” At Bureau of Jewish Education Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30-9 p.m. (415) 567-3327.