Talks & workshops


Hannah Arendt post-film discussion. Talk with Hannah Arendt expert Ron H. Feldman about the film and her life. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. www.jcceastbay.org.


“Making Sense of Justice in the Machzor.” Talk by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin. Part of American Jewish World Service’s “Bites of Jewish Justice” lunchtime learning program. At AJWS, 131 Steuart St., Suite 200, S.F. 12:30 p.m. Free, bring your own lunch. RSVP to [email protected]


“A guilt-free dinner” Come experience a modern twist on the practice of High Holy Days self-reflection. The JCC in San Francisco is hosting the Reboot 10Q Shabbat dinner party to help participants look beyond guilt and mistakes as they look forward to the new year. Evan Wolkenstein, director of experiential education at Jewish Community High School of the Bay, will lead the discussion; dinner is catered by Bi-Rite Market, with wine and cocktails on hand. 6 p.m. at JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. $35-$40. www.jccsf.org


“Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights.” The late South African politician’s nephew speaks about her anti-apartheid activism. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. Free. RSVP recommended. www.jccsf.org.

“The Politics of Fiddler on the Roof.” Discussion of the  story’s background and its meaning in modern literature by Stanford professor Ari Y. Kelman. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 10 a.m. Free. www.kolemeth.org.