Lectures & workshops

sunday | 27

“Famous Biblical Women.” With Professor Nitzhia Shaked. At Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8.

(925) 938-7800.

wednesday | 30

“We Mobilized for Hurricane Relief.” Speak with members of the relief effort. At S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St. 7 p.m. $10-$12.

(415) 512-6280.

“What’s Jewish in the Music of North Africa?” At Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. (415) 567-3327.

“Kabbala and the Art of Jewish Education.” At Chabad of San Francisco, 834 28th Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $15.

(415) 668-6178.

thursday | 1

“Changing Attitudes Among Israelis and Palestinians Over Issues and Conflicts.” With Noel Kaplowitz of U.C. Davis. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $7.

(510) 839-2900 ext. 233.

“Aftermath of the Disengagement.” With Yitzhak Santis, director of Middle Eastern affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. (408) 257-3333.

Josh Kornbluth, author of “Red Diaper Baby.” In conversation with Robert Hurwitt of the S.F. Chronicle. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $10.50 – $27. (415) 444-8000.

sunday | 4

Chanukah Fair. Hosted by the Women of Temple Beth Torah. At 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, 11 p.m. (510) 656-7141.

“One-on-One Help with Your Family Tree.” At Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. (415) 567-3327 ext. 704.

“Israel and the Bible: Then and Now.” With Richard Elliot Friedman, U.C. San Diego professor. At the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 1 p.m. $12-$20. (415) 292-1233.

“In God’s Hands.” Rabbi Lawrence Kushner reading. At Dayenu Judaica, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 1:30 p.m. (415) 563-6563.

“Amazing Hanukkah Program and More.” For children with storyteller Joel ben Izzy. At Napa Club House, 1 Valley Club Circle, Napa. 4 p.m. $5-$10. (707) 251-9092.

“Chanukah, Hellenism and Americanism.” With Rabbi Daniel Pressman. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. (408) 257-3333.