“The Watchmaker’s Daughter.” Author Sonia Taitz; part of Festival of Women Authors. At Berkeley YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $75. www.ywca-berkeley.org. Also Jan. 27 at Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1:30 p.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org.
“Wrapped in the Flag of Israel.” Talk by Smadar Lavie, scholar-in-residence for a research group at U.C. Berkeley, on her book on social movements in Israel. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. (415) 861-6932.
“The Real Name of God.” Rabbi Wayne Dosick discusses his book. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 7 p.m. Free. www.kolshofar.org.