Talks & workshops


J Street national summit and gala. Panel discussion on Mideast peace with former diplomats Daniel Kurtzer and Gabriela Shalev and former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. Also June 8. All-day summit. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $75 adults; $36 students. Followed by dinner and gala. At Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., S.F. 6 to 10 p.m. $250 and up. (See story, 10) 


“Shavuot: Goat Tending and Cheese Making.” Family farm event. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $8; $20 for families of three or more.


TED, meet ZANG What do parenting, music, sports nutrition, and business and technology have in common? They are all topics at the next ZANG Talk, a lecture series that  brings Israeli and Jewish Americans in Silicon Valley together. The upcoming talk will feature field experts Laura Myszne, Yonat Mayer, Yael Dror and Nir Eyal. 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $10-$18.


“Emerging Trends for Women in 21st-Century Middle East.” Discussion on how women are shaping the region’s workforce. Register by June 7. At Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 7 p.m. $10.


Human rights talk. Israeli journalist and social activist Anat Saragusti discusses gender equality and civil rights for minority groups in Israel. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.


“Jews, Food, and Family in 20th-Century San Francisco.” Erica J. Peters, director of Culinary Historians of Northern California, talks about historic Jewish food havens in San Francisco. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.

“The Kerry Inititative: What Went Wrong and Pathways Forward.” Dr. Stanley Wulf, past president of Congregation Beth Israel and member of J Street’s national advisory council, discusses peace in the Middle East. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Technology talk. Author and futurist Barry Minkin speaks. Sponsored by Silicon Valley Senior Singles. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 1 p.m. Free.