Osher Marin JCC says “laila tov” (good night) with this event for families with children up to 3 years old, and siblings. Make art, sing and read bedtime stories. Pajama-wearing encouraged; snacks and coffee provided. Registration required.
Muppets veterans Dave Goelz and Larry Mirkin discuss the magical chemistry of collaboration and creation. In conjunction with “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” at Contemporary Jewish Museum.
A Jewish Israeli, a Muslim Israeli and a Christian Israeli discuss life in Israel today. Introduction by Matan Zamir of S.F.-based Israeli consulate. Presented by Congregation Etz Chayim of Palo Alto.
Historian Barry Trachtenberg discusses his new book, which tells the saga of a 1930s-era Yiddish encyclopedia and the near extinction of Yiddish. Presented by Jewish Community Library, Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, the Jewish Folk Chorus of S.F. and KlezCalifornia.
Author and scholar Henry Abramson delivers the annual Guthaner Lecture via livestream. His topic: Ukraine and its Jews. Watch at home, or attend in-person followed by a reception; register by April 15.
A first-time Bay Area event of competition, fun, food and Jewish values for athletes aged 10 to 12. Sign-ups welcomed; kids can be placed on teams with their friends. Includes a T-shirt. Presented by Maccabi Sports Camp and Oshman Family JCC. Registration required.
Kehilla Community Synagogue’s Middle East Peace Committee presents a screening of 93-minute 2020 documentary in which director Ofra Bloch interviewed Germans who lived “in the shadow of Nazi crimes and Palestinians resisting the occupation of their lands.” Followed by Q&A with Bloch.
Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts the launch of an online exhibition of teen recordings that reflect on people, moments and memories that have shaped their identities. With live spoken-word performances and remarks by teens about the project. Registration required.
Discussion of issues around mass incarceration and its effects on families, with former prisoners, nonprofit workers and artists. Presented by Congregation Ner Shalom’s Social Justice Committee and Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring.
Part of S.F. congregation’s centennial celebration, an event for former and current preschool families over the past 25 years to reconnect, celebrate and watch a slideshow. Submit photos to [email protected]
Poets Dan Alter, Erika Meitner and Daniel Khalastchi in a panel discussion about “belonging and diaspora in an unsettled moment.” Moderated by Naomi Seidman. Includes poetry readings. Presented by UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies and others. Registration required.
Annual benefit for Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay. With Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F**k to Sleep,” in conversation with Manny Yekutiel, founder of Manny’s community space in S.F. With food and drink reception and to-go dessert box. Proof of vaccination required. Livestream option. $150, $75 for under 40, $36 livestream.