Talks & workshops


“Turbulence in the Middle East: Which Way Forward?” Panel at AJC’s annual meeting with consul generals from Israel, Italy and Norway. At Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 7 p.m.; reception at 6 p.m. $20. RSVP to

“The Myth of Biblical Homophobia, Part II.” Discussion explores what the biblical texts and narratives say about same-sex relations. With Rabbi Michael Rothbaum. 7:30 p.m. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. $20. RSVP to


“What Is Tikkun Olam?” Talk by Rabbi Daniel Isaacson. Part of American Jewish World Service’s “Bites of Jewish Justice” lunchtime learning program. At AJWS, 131 Steuart St., Suite 200, S.F. 12:30 p.m. Free, bring your own lunch. RSVP to


“American Jew or Jewish American?” Rabbi Shaye Guttenberg leads a discussion on the internal conflict of allegiances. At Jewish Study Network SF, 564 Market St., Suite 310, S.F. 6:30 p.m. $15, includes BBQ dinner.