JCCSF presents a talk by former S.F. Opera scholar-in-residence Clifford Cranna about how filmmakers have turned to opera music to enhance the drama and underscore emotional impact. With video examples.
Israeli economist Oded Galor discusses his new book, subtitled “The Origins of Wealth and Inequality,” which explores human flourishing, economic inequality and the mysteries of human survival. Presented by the Commonwealth Club. $5; $30 includes book.
First in a three-part class on the central ideas of the highly influential rebbe known for his Torah scholarship, piety, storytelling and charisma. Also March 31, April 7. Livestream available. Register by March 24.
Nadine Epstein, editor-in-chief of Moment Magazine, discusses her new book, which is subtitled “33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone” and includes an introduction and selection by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In conversation with former radio show host Michael Krasny. Presented by Moment Magazine, Taube Philanthropies and all seven Bay Area JCCs. Registration required.