Lectures & workshops

sunday   |   18

“The Gaza Dilemma.” With educator and Kibbutz Alumim member Jeremy Maissel. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free or small donation. www.rodefsholom.org/ewj.

“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.

“Jewish Tales of the Moon.” With storyteller Erica Lann-Clark. At Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. 2-3:30 p.m. www.sjlibrary.org/nasa.htm.

“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.

monday   |   19

Gregory Maguire. Author of “Wicked.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$18. www.jccsf.org.

tuesday   |   20

“Designated Heroes Remember: WWII Survivors Tell Their Stories.” With Leo Bach, Susan Hochschild and Otto Schnespp. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $7. (925) 938-7800.

“Jews and Money.” With Saul Friedman. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 7-9 p.m. $10-$12. www.jccsf.org.

“Pictures at an Exhibition.” Reading and presentation by Sara Houghteling. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bjesf.org.

wednesday   |   21

“Exploring LGBTQ Interfaith Relationships.” Building Jewish Bridges class on shared values and traditions. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 7:30 p.m. (510) 845-6420 ext. 11.

“Investment Market Dialogue.” S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation’s Business Leadership Council presents a panel of Jewish senior executives. At Charles Schwab, 215 Fremont St., S.F. 6-8:30 p.m. $35-$60. www.sfjcf.org/calendar.

Michael Bishop. Author of “The Future of Cancer.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$18. www.jccsf.org.

thursday   |   22

“Jewish Mysticism Part II.” East Bay Jewish Forum lecture with Rabbi Shelley Waldenberg. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 10 a.m. $10. (510) 318-6453.

“Holiday Gifts Go Green.” Lecture by Elisheva Salamo, with lunch. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 11:30 a.m. www.paloaltojcc.org.

“Unearthing the Jewish Body.” Lecture and movement workshop with Rebecca Pappas. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 2-4 p.m. Free. www.jcceastbay.org.

“Challenges of the Middle East and the Israel-Palestinian Peace Process With Ehud Olmert.” World Affairs Council event with the former Israeli prime minister. At Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. (415) 293-4600. $20-$35.

“Poisoned Pawn.” Reading by writer-in-residence Dan Schifrin from his novel in progress. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 7 p.m. www.thecjm.org.

“Writers on Social Justice.” Panel with Marie Espinosa, Joan Gelfand and Elizabeth Rosner, moderated by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bjesf.org.

Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. “Conquering Fear.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$18. www.jccsf.org.

saturday   |   24

“Global Climate Heating.” With Lynne Alexander and Rabbi Elisheva Salamo discussing prevention and planet preservation. At Shoreline Park, San Antonio Road, Mountain View. 10 a.m. (650) 494-6400.

David Sax. Author of “Save the Deli.” At Saul’s Restaurant, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 4 p.m. Also 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Book Passage, Ferry Building, S.F. www.savethedeli.com.