Lectures & workshops

friday   |   8

“Urban Campout.” Shabbaton retreat with songs, games, eco-education. Through July 10. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $36. www.urbanadamah.org.

“Shabbat Under the Stars.” Congregation Beth Emek music service lead by cantorial soloist Mike Regal, and oneg. At Harvest Park, 1401 Harvest Road, Pleasanton. 6:30 p.m. www.shabbatunderthestars.com.

saturday   |   9

“Tea and Torah.” Cantor Meeka Simerly discusses Torah from a female perspective over tea and noshes. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 10:30 a.m. www.templesanjose.org.

sunday   |   10

“Following Reform: the New Conservative Response.” Jewish Intellectual History series lecture. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 1 p.m. www.kolhadash.org.

“The Art of Love.” Rabbi Avi Stewart discusses love in the Torah. Summer Hot Topics series. At Jewish Study Network, 3626 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $15, includes dinner. www.jsn.info.

tuesday   |   12

“Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Annual Meeting.” Guest speaker Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney. 6 p.m. $10. [email protected].

wednesday   |   13

“Lunch and Learn.” At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 12 p.m. www.templesanjose.org.

“Focus on Work and Community.” Using Judaism’s classic texts to lead a balanced life. Part of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Free. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. (408) 357-7411.

thursday   |   14

Maj. David Eigner. Discussing his recent journey to Afghanistan serving as a doctor with the 10th Mountain Division. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. www.bethelberkeley.org.

friday   |   15

“The Jewish American Book Club.” New book club discusses “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick. At Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 7-8:30 p.m. www.marinlibrary.org.

sunday   |   17

“Tracing Family Treasure to Reclaim Lost Family Heritage.” San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society lecture with author Linda Frank and general meeting. At Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. 1 p.m. Free. www.sfbajgs.org.