Lectures & workshops

friday | 24

“Jews in the Modern World.” Weekend seminar with Rabbi Sherwin Wine, founder of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. $40-$100. (415) 543-4595.

“On the Road to Freedom Part 1: Ways of Uniting Community” and “On the Road to Freedom Part 2:Expressing/Expelling Vengeance from Purim to the Seder.” Weekend Shabbaton with Rabbi David Seidenberg. At 15071 Caspar Road, Caspar. 7 p.m. (707) 964-6146.

saturday | 25

State Sen. Joe Simitian speaks on recent trip to Israel. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. 10 a.m. Free. (650) 366-8481.

“Comix 101.” Lecture with Art Spiegelman, creator of “Maus.” At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 p.m. $31-$36. (415) 444-8000.

sunday | 26

“Nosh and Knowledge.” With Rabbi Michael Lezak. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael. 9:20 a.m. $10. (415) 479-3441.

“The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel in the Far East.” With professor Machiko Malkah Conway of San Mateo Community College. At Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 9:45 a.m. Free. (415) 586-8833 ext. 6.

“Beyond the Hype: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch.” With professor Ken Blady of the University of Judaism. At Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. 10 a.m. Free. (650) 697-2266.

“The Lure and Lore of Jews in Sports in Northern California.” Featuring Frank D. Winston, commissioner of the Northern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. At Levitch & Associates, 1029 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. 10:30 a.m. $5. (510) 845-6941.

“Comix 101.” Lecture with Art Spiegelman, creator of “Maus.” At Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Ave., San Mateo. 7 p.m. (650) 579-5568 ext. 202.

monday | 27

“Spirituality and Materialism.” With Rabbi Chaim Trakhtenberg, At Chabad of Greater South Bay, 3070 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $25. (650) 424-9800.

tuesday | 28

“Doomsday on the Black Sea — The Striking of the Struma.” With author Solly Border. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

“To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico.” Talk and slides by Stanley Hordes. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

wednesday | 1

“Zelig and His Friends: The Giants of Jewish Assimilation.” With author Mark Cohen. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. (415) 567-3327.

“The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt.” With editor Ruth Ellenson. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 388-1818 ext. 18.

“Messiah, Reincarnation and the Afterlife.” With Rabbi Josh Strulowitz. At Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega St., S.F. 8 p.m. Free. (415) 564-5665.

“What Happened — Happened! On Rabbinic Readings of the Past.” At Lane History Building 200, Room 002, Stanford University. With Isaiah Gafni, professor of Jewish history, Hebrew University. 8 p.m. Free. (650) 723-7589.

thursday | 2

“Leveraging Global Markets at an Early Stage.” Panel discussion and breakfast hosted by California-Israel Chamber of Commerce. At 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. Free for members, $30 for non-members, $50 at the door. (408) 343-0917.

“Jewish Heroes: The History of the Partisans during World War II.” With Mitch Braff, founder, Jewish Partisan Education Foundation. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $7. (510) 839-2900 ext. 233.

“Raising Jewish Children.” With Ron Schilling and daughter Karen Schilling-Gould from the comedy “Shlepperellas: Mothers Gone Mad.” At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 7 p.m. $5. First in three-part series. March 9 and 16 to follow. (650) 212-PJCC.

Cindy Sheehan discusses new book, “Not One More Mother’s Child.” At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. (415) 444-8000.

sunday | 5

“Being Jewish in Christian America.” With David Hollinger, U.C. Berkeley professor. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 9:30 a.m. $55-$80. (415) 346-1720.

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