Pleasanton synagogue has lecture series

A fall lecture series at Pleasanton’s Congregation Beth Emek will continue Oct. 24, Nov. 15 and Dec. 5.

The subjects will be Jewish resistance during World War II, with historian Fred Rosenbaum; the Middle East’s nonproliferation challenges over the next few years, with public policy professor Michael Nacht, formerly the assistant secretary of defense for Global Strategic Affairs; and the evolution of Tel Aviv over the course of the 20th century, with scholar Ken Cohen.

The series is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, in conjunction with its big 2013 trip to Israel. Admission to each lecture is $10, while admission is free for trip registrants. All lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. For more information, call (510) 318-6453 or visit