Lectures & workshops

sunday   |   31

“How to Talk About Controversial Films Without Fighting.” Bagel breakfast and workshop. Part of S.F. Jewish Film Festival. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. Bagels at 9 a.m., workshop 9:30-11 a.m. Workshop repeats at Roda Theatre, Berkeley Rep, 2071 Addison St. Berkeley. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. [email protected].

sunday   |   31

“The Kabbalah Industry.” Summer Hot Topics Series. Jewish Study Network. At 3626 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $15 includes dinner. [email protected].

monday   |   1

“Cooking Around the World Camp.” One-week cooking camp for kids 7-11. Focused on five world cuisines. At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Aug 1-5. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. Childcare is extra. www.cookingroundtheworld.com.

thursday   |   4

“Mining for Solomon’s Gold.” King Solomon explained by Stanford professor Steven Weitzman, author of “Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom.” At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. [email protected].