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“Our Religious Brains.” Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger discusses his book about the intersection of cognitive science and religion. 8 p.m. Also Jan. 12 talk “How Do We Know Right from Wrong?” 5 p.m. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. Free.


Hebrew storytelling. For children 5 and younger. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free.

“The Voice of Thunder.” Mirka M. G. Breen discusses her book for young adults’ book about two 10-year-old friends during the Six-Day War. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 3 p.m. Free.

“Jews of the Chocolate Trail.” Rabbi Deborah Prinz discusses her book about connecting Judaism’s historical and contemporary connections to chocolate. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 9:30 a.m. Free.


“Among the Enemy.” Steve Genirberg discusses his memoir about escaping World War II Ukraine by joining non-Jewish forced labor groups in Germany. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 10:15 a.m. $5 suggested.