Lectures & workshops

friday | 10

“Kindle the Light Within.” Chanukah meditation retreat. With Rabbi Ethan Franzel. At Camp Newman, Santa Rosa. Through Dec. 12. $288. (707) 849-5944.

“Journeys in Judaism.” With Rabbi Yosef Leibowitz, scholar-in-residence. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. Through Dec. 12. Free. (650) 366-8481.

sunday | 12

Chanukah at Sea. Sponsor: High Seas Deep Torah. At Marina Bay, 1900 Esplanade Drive, Richmond. 12:30 p.m. $30-$40. (415) 820-3200, ext. 613.

monday | 13

“Bringing Light to Dark Times.” Chanukah dinner and lecture with Sylvia Boorstein, author of “That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist.” At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. 7 p.m. $10-$22. (415) 292-1200.

“Living with Terror: A Personal and Legal Perspective.” With attorney Jonathan Livny. Dinner. Sponsor: South Peninsula region of the S.F.-based Jewish federation. At Fenwick & West Silicon Valley Center, 801 California St., Mountain View. 6 p.m. (650) 919-2110.

thursday | 16

“Crossing Border Street: Working for Civil Rights in the 1960s.” With Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. (510) 839-2900.

sunday | 19

“Deep Linking and Deeper Thinking.” How to get the most out of existing search applications. With Stephen Morse. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.