Shorts: Bay Area

Israeli emissaries to perform concert at Hebrew Academy

Seven Israeli shlichim, or emissaries, who are teaching at San Francisco’s Hebrew Academy this year have joined together to form a band called The Messengers. They will perform a concert of Israeli and klezmer songs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

They all come from religious movements in Israel and are at Hebrew Academy for the academic year. The concert is dedicated to Hebrew Academy alumna Lisa Kampner, who passed away at a young age.

The Messengers will perform at Hebrew Academy, 645 14th Ave., S.F. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for students. Information: (415) 752-7333.

Racism discussion after S.F. play

Following a play centered around the subject of racism, a panel discussion will pick up the topic and keep running with it.

After the closing curtain of Charles Grodin’s “The Right Kind of People” on Sunday, Dec. 5, at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, a panel will discuss the fine line between racism and bias.

Participants include Nina Grotch, the associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey.

The discussion, which is slated to begin at 4 p.m., is free of charge and does not require a ticket to the play.

The Magic Theatre is located in Fort Mason Center at Buchanan and Marina, on the third floor of Building D.

AIPAC plans four Bay Area events

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has scheduled four major Bay Area events in December.

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will be the keynote speaker at the events, to be held in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara and Sacramento.

The Sacramento event will take place 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane.

The South Bay event will take place at 6 p.m. later that day at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway.

The San Francisco event will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Moscone Center South, 747 Howard St.

And the Oakland event will take place at 6 p.m. later that day at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway.

Information: (415) 989-4140.