Lectures & workshops

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saturday | 7

An LGBT conversation with Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv, Yael Dayan. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 7 p.m. (415) 861-6932.

sunday | 8

World Union for Progressive Judaism International Humanitarian Awards celebration. At San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. 5:30 p.m. (888) 834-8242 ext. 28.

monday | 9

“Jewish Time of Rejoicing! What Brings You Joy?” With Rabbi Bridget Wynne. Followed by Sukkot lunch. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 11:30 a.m. Up to $6. (510) 848-0237 ext. 110.

tuesday | 10

“History of the Jews of Amsterdam: Rembrandt’s 400th Birthday.” With Dr. Howard Maccabee. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

“The Essential Kabbalah: The Jewish Mystical Tradition.” With Rabbi Stacy Friedman. 12 p.m. Free. (415) 479-3441.

“Did God Have a Wife? Asherah, Biblical Israel’s Goddess.” Presented by Jehon Grist of Lehrhaus Judaica. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. Free. (510) 839-2900 ext. 347.

wednesday | 11

Coffee talk about raising Jewish children. Sponsor: Building Jewish Bridges. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 9:30 a.m. Free. (510) 839-2900 ext. 347.

“You’re Such a Complainer: The Socially Engaged Art of Beverly Naidus.” At Fromm Hall, USF campus, S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 422-5297.

Author Helen Caldicott in conversation with Michael Krasny. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $10.50-$21. (415) 444-8000.

“Wandering Jews.” With Rebecca Solnit. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

thursday | 12

“The History of Jewish Show Business Was Born: The Early Days of Yiddish Theatre.” With Donny Inbar of the Graduate Theological Union. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $7. (510) 839-2900 ext. 233.

“Long Forgotten Voices from Shanghai.” With professor Irene Iber. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

sunday | 15

“All of Jewish History in Two Hours.” With professor Marc Dollinger. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:20 a.m. Up to $10. (415) 479-3441.

“The Fusgeyers of Romania.” With speaker Stuart Tower. San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. At Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge

St., Berkeley. 1:30 p.m. Free.

www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.