Lectures & workshops

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monday | 25

Living without your loved one through the High Holy Days. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. (408) 358-1751.

Tuning into the Text: Songs of Return. With Beit Knesset, Congregation Etz Chayim. At Albert L. Schultz JCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $18. www.paloaltojcc.org.

tuesday | 26

“Jews and the Slave Trade: Myths and Realities.” With Ken Blady. At the Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

World Affairs with Eric Gattman. At Albert L. Schultz JCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 1 p.m. $10-$25. www.paloaltojcc.org.

Mark Morris in conversation with Barbara Lane. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $15-$18. 7:30 p.m. (415) 292-1237.

wednesday | 27

Aquarian Minyan author series. With Naomi Rose, author of “The Portable Blessings Ledger: A Way to Keep Track of Your Finances and Bring Meaning and Heart to Your Dealings With Money.” At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. (510) 843-3131.

saturday | 30

Practice With a Master: Yoga Workshop to Awaken the Inner Body. With Donald Moyer. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 1 p.m. $60-$80. (415) 292-1299 ext. 1148.