Commonwealth Club presents Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt talking about his new book, “It Could Happen Here: Why America is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable — And How We Can Stop It,” on how antisemitism, racism and other intolerances can turn from quiet prejudices into horrific acts of brutality that can destroy a society.
Design and create your own mezuzah case by using glass fusion technique, and learn about the mystical powers of the mezuzah. Includes beverages, refreshments. Presented by Chabad of Contra Costa Women’s Circle. RSVP by Jan. 2.
Talk exploring the connections between the drought and industrial agriculture, fossil fuels and climate change. Includes teachings from Rabbi Chai Levy and Rabbi Josh Weisman, plus action opportunities from Mark Schlosberg of Food and Water Watch. Presented by Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest (jewishclimatefest.org), Urban Adamah and Congregation Netivot Shalom. $36, sliding scale.