Talks & workshops


“Sukkot 101.” Learn about the holiday with other young adults. At Hillel of Silicon Valley, 44 S. 11th St., San Jose. 12:30 p.m. Free.


Futurist Ray Kurzweil. The son of Jewish parents who escaped Austria prior to World War II, today a director of engineering at Google, Kurzweil speaks about artificial intelligence’s impact on humanity. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$40.

“Taste of Judaism.” Introduction to Jewish perspectives and culture for people with limited or no Jewish background. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP suggested.


“Yiddishkeit 101.” An introduction to secular Jewish culture by the Workmen’s Circle of Northern California. At S.F. Public Library, Glen Park branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free.