Lectures & workshops

friday | 1

“Compassionate Listening: Healing our World From the Inside out.” Two-day workshop led by Rachel Eryn Kalish. At Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St., Berkeley. $150-$300. (360) 297-2280.

saturday | 2

“B’tzelem Elohim: Created in the Divine Image.” Spiritual direction workshop for LGBT people of faith. At Bade Museum, 1798 Scenic Ave. Berkeley, 10 a.m. Free. www.jewishmosaic.org.

sunday | 3

“Jewish Communities in Cochin and Mumbai: Caste and Racial Stratification Among God’s Chosen People.” Presentation by Ken Blady. At Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free. (925) 256-1317.

monday | 4

“Sudanese Refugees in Israel: What is Being Done?” With Shlomi Ravid. At Holocaust Center of Northern California, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 1 p.m. [email protected].

tuesday | 5

“The Middle East: What’s Next?” With KGO talk show host John Rothmann. At the Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $14-$18. (925) 938-7800 ext. 239.

sunday | 10

“A House of Prayer for All People.” Daylong forum on increasing congregations’ accessibility to people with special needs and their families. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 10 a.m. $45. www.urj.org/pcw.