Lectures & workshops

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sunday   |   26

Sara Yakira Heckleman. From Women of the Wall, gathering photographs of women holding a Torah to send to Israeli government officials. Light breakfast. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 9:30 a.m. $5. (415) 664-7373.

Mazel Tots. Temple Beth Hillel’s once-a-month Jewish educational program for toddlers. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 10-11 a.m. Free. (510) 223-2560.

Jewish Genealogical Research in South Africa. San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society meeting, with speaker Roy Ogus. At Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 1 p.m. www.sfbajgs.org.

Eoin Colfer. Author of the “Artemis Fowl” series. Onstage interview, live music and book signing. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m. $7-$27. www.marinjcc.org.

monday   |   27

Oakland mayoral candidates forum. Moderated by KQED radio news host Cy Musiker. Light refreshments. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7-9 p.m. Free. [email protected].

tuesday   |   28

“The Classics: From Rossi to Bernstein.” Musician Mark Levy traces Jewish classical composers. Also Oct. 5. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $7-$10. (925) 938-7800 ext. 239.

sunday   |   3

“Help With Your Family Tree: Brainstorming With the Mavens.” Genealogy clinic. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12-2 p.m. (415) 567-3327 ext. 704.

Lawrence Kushner. Author of “I’m God, You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion and Other Disguises of the Ego.” In conversation with Tricia Gibbs. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. 415-751-2535 ext. 132.