Film, radio & tv


“The Red Tent.” Two-part television miniseries based on the best-selling book by Anita Diamant chronicling the biblical story of Jacob’s family from the perspective of his only daughter, Dinah. Also Dec. 8. 9 p.m. on the Lifetime Channel. (See story, 32)

“American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco.” Documentary about pioneering Jews drawn to the area by the Gold Rush. Followed by discussion. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 4 p.m. Free.

“Girl Rising.” Documentary about girls who overcame adversity around the world. Followed by discussion with panelists including American Jewish World Service president Ruth Messinger. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested.


“Forgotten Refugees.” Documentary on the exile of Mizrachi Jews from Middle East and North African countries. Followed by Q&A with JIMENA co-founder Rachel Wahba. At Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. [email protected]


“The Betrayers.” Drop-in book club discusses David Bezmozgis’ novel about a Soviet Jewish dissident turned disgraced Israeli politician who flees to Crimea. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free.

“Mitz Petel (Raspberry Juice).” Hebrew-language puppet show based on the Israeli children’s book about friendship. Suitable for ages 2 to 8. At Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free.