Lectures & workshops

saturday   |   21

“Diaspora Dinner XXI: The Jews of the American South.” Multimedia history presentation and five-course Southern meal. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 6 p.m. $49. (408) 292-0939.

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].

Aryae Coopersmith. Book launch for “Holy Beggars: A Journey from Haight Street to Jerusalem.” Wine and cheese reception follows. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 2 p.m. [email protected].

“The Pit and the Rope: Joseph and Judah.” Lecture by 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 2 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.

monday   |   23

“Visioning for Social Change-makers and Creative Entrepreneurs.” Birthright Next  program. At Ashkenaz Café, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 7:30-10:30 p.m. www.birthrightisrael.com.

tuesday   |   24

“An Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World.” Jewish Learning Institute course. Tuesdays through June 21. At Chabad of Marin, 1150 Idylberry Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. (415) 492-1666.

“Is the Globe Still Warming?” Jewish Community Federation Leadership Council panel discussion. At Cooley law office, 3175 Hanover St., Palo Alto. 6-8:30 p.m. $25-$60. [email protected].

“Jewish Sources on Respectful, Compassionate Dialogue: Promoting Arguments for the Sake of Heaven.” Part of a 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].

thursday   |   26

“In Search of (Most) Ancient Israel.” With Gary A. Rendsburg. At Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center, Hillel at Stanford. 5:15 p.m. (650) 725-0577.

“Wagner Through a Jewish Lens.” Panel discussion on the enigma of composer Josef Wagner and anti-Semitism. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $17-$25. www.jccsf.org.

“Navigating the Middle East Political Environment.” With Akiva Tor, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest Region. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Rd., Saratoga. 7:30-9 p.m. www.beth-david.org.

friday   |   27

Deborah Lipstadt. Brown bag lunch lecture with author of “The Eichmann Trial” in conversation with Ron Feldman. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 12 p.m. Free. jcceastbay.org.