Talks & workshops


“Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah.” Syzk expert Irvin Ungar leads a gallery tour. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 3 p.m. Included with museum admission.

“Sunday Skillshare and Swap Meet.” Share and learn different skills from community members. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 1 to 4 p.m. Donations accepted.


“How to Manage Finances for Aging Parents.” Free workshop on financial and legal planning sponsored by Hebrew Free Loan. At YMCA Embarcadero, 169 Steuart St., S.F. 7 p.m. RSVP at


“Torah and Jewish Identity.” Discussion of Torah translations during the Hellenistic period. At Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. 12 p.m. Free.


“Kabbalah in Art and Architecture.” Architect and design critic Alexander Gorlin discusses Jewish mysticism’s imagery in modern art and architecture. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $5.


“Hebron, Israel and the Jewish People.” David Wilder, spokesman for the Committee of the Jewish Community of Hebron, discusses the city’s relevance in the Middle East peace process. At Congregation Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega St., S.F. Free. RSVP at [email protected]

“Israel’s War of Independence and Its Legacy.” Michael Harris of StandWithUS discusses the founding of Israel and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 10 a.m. Free.

Torah lecture. Israeli scholar Avivah Zornberg discusses select stories from the Torah. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. Also May 19 at Graduate Theological Union, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley. 9 a.m. Free. (510) 649-2482.


“Is Peace Possible?” Discussion of the dilemma of Jerusalem. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.