Lectures & workshops

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. www.jcceastbay.org.

saturday   |   28

“Laugh and Learn with Doug Brook.” Discussion of the lighter side of Judaism, based on Brook’s humor column in Southern Jewish Life. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 1:30 p.m. Free. www.beth-david.org.

tuesday   |   31

Fifth Tuesday Jewish Book Club. Discussing “You or Someone Like You” by Chandler Burr. At the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 1-3 p.m. $8-$14. (650) 223-8618.

wednesday   |   1

“It’s Complicated: Muslims and Jews in America.” Commonwealth Club panel with Reza Aslan, Aaron Hahn Tapper, Aysha Hidayatullah and Rabbi Sydney Mintz. At Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. 7 p.m. $7-$22. www.commonwealthclub.org.

thursday   |   2

“Ancient Prophecy and Modern Reality: How the Prophecies of Exile and Redemption are Unfolding Before Our Eyes.” With Henry Falkenberg. At Beit Midrash Ohr HaChaim, 1380 Hopkins St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $12. [email protected].

“Israel Through a Literary Lens: How to Talk Thoughtfully About Israel.” Discussion of “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Amos Oz. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free. www.marinjcc.org.

sunday   |   5

“The (Christian) Karen ‘Longnecks’ of Burma and Thailand: A Lost Tribe of Israel?” With writer Ken Blady. At Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free. (415) 668-1559.