Lectures & workshops

sunday/9

“Jews in the French Revolution.” Talk by Sheila Delany, professor emerita of English at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., and author of “Chaucer and the Jews.” At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10. www.kolhadash.org.

Sunday preschool academy. With Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School teachers. Siblings welcome. At 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 10 a.m. Free. RSVP to admissions@wornickjds.org or (650) 378-2635.

“Iran’s Regime: Israel’s Greatest Challenge.” Talk by civil engineer Yousef Moradzadeh, a native of Iran. At Keddem Congregation, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 10 a.m. $5 suggested. www.keddem.org.

“The Spirit of Baseball.” Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff discusses the game’s place in American Jewish life. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 9:30 a.m. Free. www.shirhadash.org

“Children’s Concepts of God.” Discussion with Temple Sinai Rabbi Andrew Straus and other parents about how to talk about God with children. A Building Jewish Bridges event. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 10 a.m. Free. dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org.

wednesday/12

Discussion with director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action. Hadar Susskind discusses the elections and the role of the Jewish community in U.S. political life. Includes light lunch. Noon. Free. RSVP for address to lgoldensher@bendthearc.us.

“How to Get and Stay Financially Healthy.” Topics include the psychology of budgeting, how to save money and how to improve your credit score. With financial planner Ira Fateman. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP to cindy@hflasf.org or (415) 546-9902 ext. 107.