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Greening of the Promised Land

Trailblazing Israeli environmentalist and chairman of Israel’s Green Party Alon Tal will be in the Bay Area next week to share his thoughts on Israeli environmentalism and the future at two events. Tal is the founder of Adam Teva V’Din, Israel’s first environmental watchdog, and is the author of several books, including “Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel.”

7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City. Free. (650) 349-2816
Also 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley $5. www. urbanadamah.org



“Nu Wurks.” Festival of plays written and performed by students at Jewish Community High School of the Bay. At JCHS, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. $5-$10. www.jchsofthebay.org.


“The Kugelmass Episode.” Staging of Woody Allen’s short story about a dissatisfied man who travels into a Flaubert novel. Performed by Word for Word. At Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. 8 p.m. $22-$27. www.cityarts.net.