Lectures & Workshops

sunday   |   15

“Darwin Day.” With Steve Newton, National Center for Science Education. Bagel Brunch sponsored by Kol Hadash Humanistic Jewish congregation. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 10 a.m. $5. [email protected]

Cindy Gershen, owner of Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek. Jewish Chef Series. At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 10:30 a.m. $25. www.templeisraelalameda.org.

“Using Photographs to Trace Your Roots.” San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 1 p.m. www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs

tuesday    |   17

“Is it Possible to Make Peace With Militant Islam?” With Jack Drori. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.
“Mitzvot and Meaning: Approaches to Connecting with Jewish Practice Prayer.” At Beth Jacob Congregation, 3778 Park Blvd., Oakland. 8 p.m. (510) 482-1147

wednesday   |   18

“How Do You Jew?” UpStart Bay Area series about Jewish identity. At UpStart Bay Area, 88 First St., Suite 500, S.F. 6 p.m. RSVP to (415) 536-5918 ext. 302.

Ann Packer. Author of “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier” and “Songs Without Words.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. www.jccsf.org.

“An Evening of Film and Conversation With Tiffany Shlain.” Filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$18. www.jccsf.org/arts

thursday   |   19

Philip Speigel. Author of “Triumph Over Tyranny: The Heroic Campaigns that Saved 2,000,000 Soviet Jews.” At the Terraces, 800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. 12 p.m. www.triumphovertyranny.com.
Republican Jewish Coalition Northern California discussion and reception. Featuring Norm Coleman. At Palace Hotel, Presidio Room, 2 Montgomery St., S.F. 5:30-6:30 p.m. (310) 478-0752

friday   |   2

“Iran and Hezbollah.” With Ismail Agayev. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 12 p.m. $15. www.commonwealthclub.org

saturday   |   21

“Third Annual Community Night of Learning.” More than 20 presentations, discussions and lectures on the theme “Food for the Body, Food for the Soul.” At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7-10:30 p.m. (408) 357-7413

sunday   |   22

Michael Wild, chef at Bay Wolf in Oakland. Jewish Chef Series. At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 10:30 a.m. www.templeisraelalameda.org.

“Cultural Yet Jewish: Can Humanist Judaism Be Your Home?” With Rabbi Miriam Jerris. At Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. 2 p.m. Free. [email protected].
“Chodesh Gathering for Women.” Discussion and drum circle. At Richmond Torah Center Chabad, 423 10th Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. (415) 518-1931.