Lectures & workshops

Warsaw, May 1943

A day to remember

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. For Holocaust Remembrance Day, the JCC of San Francisco will present “They Did Not Stand Idly By,” an all-day program with study sessions, a panel discussion and a reading of names. This year, Yom HaShoah starts at sundown April 7. For a listing of community commemorations, see the Yom HaShoah section of the calendar.

1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. www.jccsf.org


“A Cartoonist’s Look at Religion.” Phil Witte presents “God and His Friends,” a slide show of his cartoons with a religious theme, and offers humorous commentary. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.oaklandsinai.org.


“The Arab Spring: An Israeli Perspective.” Talk by Amichai Magen of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. At Hoover Institution, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. 4 p.m. Free. www.isgap.org.

“Israeli Nation or Jewish People?” Lecture on Zionism and the transformation of Jewish identity by scholar Noam Pianko. At U.C. Berkeley campus, CDSP, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley. 12:30 p.m. Free. www.gtu.edu.


“A Soldier in Art.” Presentation by Irvin Ungar about Arthur Szyk, a leading cartoonist during World War II. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 10 a.m. $5 suggested. www.tbhrichmond.org.

Genealogy clinic. With the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12 p.m. www.jewishlearningworks.org.


“Jews, Money and the Media.” Daphne Merkin of the New York Times, Slate’s Matthew Yglesias, Columbia scholar Todd Gitlin and the New Republic’s Marc Tracy discuss Jewish images and stereotypes in the media. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $15-$30. www.jccsf.org.