“Voices in the Wilderness: Emerging Roles of Israeli Clergywomen.” Cantor Meeka Simerly discusses a book she edited, along with Rabbi Ilana Baird. Starts with Havdallah, followed by Q&A, reception and book signing. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 7 p.m. Free. (See story, 24)


“Two Among the Righteous Few.” Author Marty Brounstein reads from his book about a Catholic couple who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Book signing to follow. Part of exhibition “Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam.” At Goethe-Institut, 530 Bush St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 263-8760 or [email protected]