Lectures & workshops

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friday | 13

Speaker Rabbi Francis Nataf. Also May 14. At Congregation Emek Beracha, 4102 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. (718) 593-4162.

sunday | 15

Poetry of Yehuda Amichai with Igor Yevelev. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 10:15 a.m. (408) 257-3333.

Artist talk with Beth Grossman. At The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco. 12:30 p.m. $4-$5. (415) 344-8800.

monday | 16

“Talking with the Enemy.” With terror expert Yoram Schweitzer. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de la Pulgas, Redwood City. 7 p.m. $5. (650) 961-1922. And May 17 at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., San Francisco. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 751-2535.

tuesday | 17

“Second Generation Panel.” At Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University. 4 p.m. (707) 664-4296.

“Stem Cell Biology and Bioengineering: A New Generation of Therapies.” At Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$7. (925) 938-7800.

wednesday | 18

Reading with Amitav Ghosh, author of “The Hungry Tide.” At A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 7 p.m. (415) 441-6670.

thursday | 19

“Illuminations and Explorations: Reinventing Jewish Art.” With David Moss. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., San Francisco. 7:30 p.m. (415) 751-2541.

“An Evening with David Blumberg.” Sponsor: Russian division of the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation. At private home, San Francisco. 7:30 p.m. (415) 512-6292.

sunday | 22

Children’s health symposium. At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 8:30 a.m. (510) 656-7141.

monday | 23

“Adoption in the Interfaith Jewish Family.” At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. (510) 839-2900.

tuesday | 24

“Seduced into Eden: The Beginning of Desire.” With Dr. Aviva Zornberg. At Stanford University, Tresidder Student Union, Oak West. 7 p.m. $20-$25. (650) 493-9400.