JCCSF is collecting food and household items to help support people experiencing food insecurity. Suggestions include soap, paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrushes, canned goods, boxed cereal, granola bars, individually packaged snacks and shelf-stable pantry items like rice and beans. Donations will benefit JFCS Food Bank. Through Oct. 13.
Luncheon with Inna Vdovichenko, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee representative in Odessa, who will discuss life in Ukraine today as humanitarian efforts remain in high demand over one year into the war. Registration required.
Gregg Drinkwater, program director for the Antisemitism Education Initiative, discusses origins of the Jewish healing movement in the late 1980s, including its roots in gay, lesbian and feminist activism. Presented by GTU and UC Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies. Registration required.
Social event for young professionals in their 20s-30s to hike and talk with Israel Policy Forum CEO David Halperin about the latest current events in Israel and the region. With snacks.
Opening reception of exhibit of renowned photographer Roman Vishniac’s previously unseen images of Berlin in 1947 after WWII and Jerusalem in 1967 after the Six-Day War.
Journalist Kim Kelly discusses her book on the history of the American labor movement, from freed Black women in the Reconstruction-era South to Jewish immigrant garment workers in the early 20th century to the Amazon warehouses workers and Starbucks baristas of today.
Social gathering and workshop for women and girls 12 and up to knead and braid round challah for Rosh Hashanah. Led by master challah baker and author Rochie Pinson. Desserts and wine 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 30.
Israeli political science professo Ziv Rubinovitz discusses current events in Israel from the perspective of Israeli political scientist. With light refreshments. Presented by the Israel Affairs Committe at Beth Ami.