Lectures & workshops

wednesday   |   11

“Modern Day Prophets: Buber and MLK.” Inaugural Stanford University Charles Michael Lecture with Paul Mendes-Flohr, Amir Eshel and Steven Zipperstein. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 292-1233.

thursday   |   12

Jewlia Eisenberg. Discussing Jewish texts and behavior of Jews. Part of the “Not Restricted (To Purim) Spiels” Lehrhaus series. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. www.lehrhaus.org.

“Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah.” Jeremy Cowan, owner of Shmaltz Brewing, makers of He’Brew beer, discusses his new book. Beer for sale. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. Free. www.afikomen.com.

“Ko-opting Klezmer: A Talk With Musical Examples by Josh Horowitz.” Lecture on the history of klezmer. At BJE Jewish Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. [email protected].

sunday   |   15

“Facilitated Dialogue on Israel Through a Literary Lens.” Discussion of Amos Oz book “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. [email protected].

“Anti-Semitism: Historical Perspectives, Fresh Insights.” Conference with keynote by Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of the New Republic. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12:30-6 p.m. $15-$25. www.lehrhaus.org.

“My Aunt Edith Stein.” Author Susanne Batzdorff discusses writer and Holocaust victim Edith Stein.  At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 2-4 p.m. $10. [email protected].

“Portnoy’s Restraint: How Jewish-American Writers Have Learned to Stop Kvetching (and Love Being Jewish).” With writer and journalist Rebecca Spence. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 3 p.m. Free. www.afikomen.com.

“Israel in the Media: An Insider View.” With Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya, U.S. correspondent for Ha’aretz. At Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. 12 p.m. $10. Also at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 5 p.m. $7-$10. www.paloaltojcc.org.