Lectures & workshops

sunday | 22

“Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed — Medieval Encounter of Science and Faith.” With Rabbi Yoel Kahn. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:20 a.m. $10. (415) 479-3441.

“The Art of Making Books.” Family program. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“German-Jewish Relations Today and Tomorrow.” With S.F. Consul General of Germany Rolf Schutte. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free. (415) 664-7373.

tuesday | 24

“Torn Between Two Worlds: Images of Jewish Women in American Film.” With Riva Gambert. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

wednesday | 25

“The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt.” Jewish book discussion with Ruth Ellenson. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1 p.m. Up to $4. (650) 212-PJCC.

Jewish author series. With Roberta Maisel. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. (510) 465-3935.

“The Simpsons and Other Gentiles I Know.” With “Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.emanuelsf.org.

thursday | 26

“The Musical World of S. Ansky: Yiddish Protest Songs and Children’s Rhymes.” At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“A Night of Feasting on Jewish Humor: What Makes Jews Funny and Why.” With radio host Michael Krasny. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 444-8000.

“A Jewish View of Love.” With Rabbi Judah Dardik. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. Free. (925) 943-1484.

friday | 27

Shabbaton with scholar-in-residence Rivy Poupko Kletenik. Through April 28. At Kenesset Israel Torah Center, 1159 Morse Ave., Sacramento. (916) 324-3477.

sunday | 29

“How Israel Became a State — The British Mandate and the Decades Leading to Statehood.” With professor Fred Astren. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:20 a.m. $10. (415) 479-3441.

“Take a Taste of the Tree of Life: An Introduction to Kabbalah.” With author Ron Feldman. At Congregation Beth Jacob, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 10:15 a.m. Free. (408) 257-3333.

“Day of Learning.” For students, educators and adults. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. mblum@hcnc.org.

“Froyen un Meydlekh: Women and Girls in Yiddish Song.” Yiddish sing-a-long. At BJE Jewish Community library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“A Sephardic Journey through Song and Stories.” Lecture and performance with Rivka Amado. At Congregation Beth Sholom, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 4 p.m. $5-$10. (707) 253-7305.

“Cooking Club: Noshing Israeli Style.” At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. $45-$50. (415) 292-1241.

“War and Peace: Israel and the New Regional Paradigm.” With Eran Lerman of the Israel/Middle East Office of the American Jewish Committee. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10. (510) 525-3582.

monday | 30

An evening with poet Louise Gluck. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15-$18. (415) 292-1233.