Lectures & workshops

friday   |   9

“Raw Shabbat.” Jewish food activist lectures and meal by Back to Earth Organic Catering. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $30-$35.  www.jccsf.org/sukkot.

“On the Other Hand.” Ralph Beren discussing Jewish humor. At Congregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. Following 7:30 p.m. services. (650) 366-8481.

sunday   |   11

“Bagels, Lox and Learning: Health Care Reform.” With Victor Fuchs. At Keddem Congregation, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 donation. (650) 494-6400.

“Nontheistic High Holidays.” S.F. Humanist Havurah potluck and discussion. At a private home, San Francisco. 11 a.m. (415) 452-6803.

“Women in Jewish Interfaith Relationships.” At a private homein Oakland. 12-1:30 p.m. $7. www.buildingjewishbridges.org.

tuesday   |   13

“Iran After Elections: On a Possibility of a Regime Change.” With Ismail Agayev. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $7-$10. (925) 938-7800.

“Introduction to Judaism.” Taught by Rabbi Avi Schulman on Tuesdays for 13 sessions. At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. (510) 656-7141.

“Jew Tube: TV Sitcoms’ Jewish Family Portraits.” Tuesdays through Nov. 10. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 7-8:45 p.m. $36-$48. www.sherithisrael.org.

Barry Gifford. Poet, novelist and filmmaker. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$18. www.jccsf.org.

thursday   |   15

“Jewish Mysticism: How Kabbalah Illumines and Enriches Our Spiritual Journey, Part 1.” With Rabbi Shelley Waldenberg. East Bay Jewish Forum lecture. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 10-11:30 a.m. $10. (510) 318-6453.

“A Wild Imagination.” Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler in conversation with Lisa Brown and Jonathan Keats, discussing writing for children. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. Museum admission is seperate. www.thecjm.org.

“G-dcast.” Talk and presentation by Sarah Lefton and Rabbi Katie Mizrahi. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bjesf.org.

sunday   |   18

“Business Mensch: Timeless Wisdom for Today’s Entrepreneur.” Books and Bagels event with Noah’s Bagels founder Noah Alpert. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. www.jcceastbay.org.

Avi Goldwasser. Filmmaker and activist storytelling, sponsored by Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa. At 121 Steuart St., S.F. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (415) 626-5062.

“Ukraine Scrapbook.” S.F. Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society meeting with guest speaker Allan Dolgow. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 1-3 p.m. www.sfbajgs.org.

“Baghdad to Bombay — In the Kitchens of My Cousins.” Author Pearl Sofaer, Middle Eastern wine and appetizers. At Napa Valley Yacht Club, 100 Riverside Drive, Napa. 2-4 p.m. $10. RSVP to [email protected].

“Caregivers and Receivers.” Panel discussion presented by the Women Of Temple Sinai. At Temple Sinai’s campus at Merritt College, 12500 Campus View Drive, Oakland. 2-4 p.m. Free. (510) 865-9173.