Lectures & workshops

friday   |   13

Jeremy Cowan. Shmaltz Brewing Company proprietor and author of “Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah.” At Alexander’s, 50 2nd St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Also 7 p.m. May 15 at Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St., S.F. www.craftbeerbarmitzvah.com.

“The Demands of the Times: Holocaust Discourse in Dictatorship Argentina.” With Estelle Tarica. At Taube Center for Jewish Studies, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford University. 1 p.m. (650) 725-0577.

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, 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.

monday   |   16

“Foundations for Peace in the Middle East.” With Israeli Consul General Akiva Tor. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 12 p.m. Free to club members and students, $8-$20. www.commonwealthclub.org.

“Lunch and Learn Kabbalah Study.” Chevra Jewish Business Network meeting At 703 Market St., S.F. 12 p.m. Free. Register at www.sfshul.org.

“Leon Wieseltier on the Post Post-Holocaust Era in America.” Literary editor of the New Republic and author. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP to (415) 292-1233.

tuesday   |   17

“A Life in Broadcasting.” Michael Krasny, KQED Radio host and author. Part of the “Dialogues” lecture series. At Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. www.ccjcc.org/dialogues.

Rabbi Geshom Sizomu. Leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $6-$8. www.jcceastbay.org.

“Jewish Sources on Respectful, Compassionate Dialogue: Promoting Arguments for the Sake of Heaven.” Three-part text study series with Rabbi Sheldon Lewis. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 8:15-9:30 p.m. Free. [email protected].

wednesday   |   18

“Mazel Tov … You’re Having a Baby!” Customs, rituals and resources to have a Jewish beginning for babies. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Atlo. 7 p.m. $5-$8. [email protected].

thursday   |   19

“Improving Community Partnerships in San Francisco Public Schools.” Forum focusing on equality with Richard Carranza, deputy superintendent. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. (415) 346-1720 ext. 25.

“Deli Summit: The Renaissance.” Panel with deli owners Peter Levitt, Noah Bernamoff, Ken Gordon and Evan Bloom. Joan Nathan moderates. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10-$15. www.jcceastbay.org.

Avivah Zornberg. Torah scholar and author. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7:30 p.m. $5-$7. (408) 357-7492.

sunday   |   22

“Social Media and Revolutions: The News Behind the News.” With Alan Eisner of the Israel Project discussing social media advocacy for Israel. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 9:30-11:30 a.m. (415) 388-1818.

“Why Did a Good Jewish Boy Become a Cop?” Conversation with retired captain Morris Tabak. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Free. [email protected].

“The Pit and the Rope: Joseph and Judah.” Lecture by Torah scholar Avivah Zornberg. Free kosher reception preceding lecture. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 2:30 p.m. [email protected].

“Israel — Everything You Need to Know Before Going to College.” Two-part Israel advocacy mini-course for high school juniors and seniors. Part II is June 5. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7-9 p.m. $40-$48. [email protected].

“Women, Jews, Venetians Conference.” With keynote speakers Professor Don Harran, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Shaul Bassi, University of Venice. At Museo ItaloAmericano, Fort Mason Center, S.F. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (415) 673-2200. Also 7 p.m. at U.C. Santa Cruz, Humanities Building. Conference continues through May 24.