“Did Hollywood Collaborate with Hitler?” Author Ben Urwand discusses “The Collaboration,” his book describing Hollywood’s Jewish studio executives as actively colluding with the Nazis. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$35. www.jccsf.org. (See story, 19a)
“Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman.” Author Mark Cohen discusses the Jewish song parodist at Shabbat services. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 8 p.m. Free. www.temple-isaiah.org.
“A Time to Remember.” Local author Edith Mautner Foyer discusses her memoir about her family’s escape from Nazi Germany to South America and later the United States. At Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.ptbe.org.
“The Golem and the Jinni.” Author Helen Wecker discusses her novel blending Jewish and Arabic mythology. At Village House of Books, 326 Village Lane, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. Free. www.villagehouseofbooks.com/events.html.