Talks & workshops


“Hanukkah FRYdays.” Weekly program in December presents fried piroshki from Cinderella Bakery & Café. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. Also Dec 30: DIY Hanukkah donuts with tasty toppings. 4 p.m. Free.


Mel Gordon on Superman’s Kandor. U.C. Berkeley professor discusses the fictional ancient city of Kandor from the Superman mythos and its allusions to Jewish history. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission, 18 and under free.


Israel’s economy. Lecture by economist and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya professor Tali Regev on the history of Israel’s economic progress. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 10 a.m. Free.

Jewish genealogy clinic. Bring questions for one-on-one guidance from experts. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. Free, but registration encouraged.

Marin Jewish Women’s “Chai Tea.” Author Allison Gilbert hosts a “memory bash” on how to preserve memories of loved ones and create a memory magnet keepsake. Ticket includes a copy of Gilbert’s book “Passed and Present.” At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 3 p.m. $20.