Lectures & workshops


“Settling the Land of Israel — Contemporary Perspectives.” Talk by Eran Kaplan, professor of Israel and Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. At Stanford University, Building 360, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. 12 p.m. Free. www.stanford.edu/dept/jewishstudies.


Book talk with Marty Brounstein. Author discusses “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” At Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 303 W. 36th Ave., San Mateo. 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9:30 a.m. presentation. Free. RSVP for breakfast to (650) 345-8514. Also May 30 at Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. 7 p.m. (650) 428-1234.


“Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah.” Author Rabbi Mark Glickman discusses his book about the 1896 discovery of medieval manuscripts in a Cairo attic. At BJE Jewish Community Library,1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.

“Perspectives on Israel.” Talk by Orli Bein, New Israel Fund co-director, S.F. region. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bethel-berkeley.org.

“Investing in Our Families and Public School Teachers.” Incoming San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza and other education officials speak. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. www.emanuelsf.org/register.


Genealogy clinic. San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society offers a brainstorming and problem-solving roundtable. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. Free. www.bjesf.org.