Lectures & workshops

tuesday 24

“Middle East Update.” With John Rothmann. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Free. (415) 292-1260.

thursday | 26

“Taste Matters” with Benjamin Wurgaft. “Exotic, Nostalgic, Bizarre: Jewish Food in the Eyes of American European Food Writers.” At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. $6-$8. www.magnes.org.

sunday | 29

“Sharing the Truth: How the Land is Being Reclaimed, Developed and Redeemed in the Heart of Israel.” At Park Boulevard Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Oakland. 3:30 p.m. Free. (650) 992-0512.

monday | 30

“Defending Communities in the Heart of Israel From Terror.” At Chabad of San Francisco, 834 28th Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (650) 992-0512.