Talks & workshops


“Human Rights in the Developing World.” Gavriel Elkind of American Jewish World Service discusses human rights across the world. Bagel brunch. Hosted by Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10 suggested donation.

“Israel: Archaeology, Culture, Education.” Three speakers discuss different aspects of Israel. Part of Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay’s “FED Talks” series. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 10:30 a.m. $18.

“S.F. Gold Rush and High Tea.” San Francisco Museum and Historical Society founder Charles Fracchia discusses Jews during the Gold Rush. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 2 p.m. $5 members; $10 non-members. (415) 664-7373.


“A Monument Man in the Courtroom: Litigating the Holocaust.” Attorney and U.C. Berkeley professor Morris Ratner discusses how reparations and “justice” is determined in a court of law for victims of major atrocities. At U.C. Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. 7 p.m. Free; RSVP recommended.


“Gender and Genocide.” Professors Carol Rittner and Marsha Raticoff discuss the role of gender in genocides. At Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 4 p.m. Free.


“Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Expert panel discusses students with economic and social disadvantages. Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and Hastings Jewish Law Student Association. At U.C. Berkeley, 198 McAllister St., Berkeley. 3:30 p.m. Free. (415) 981-3500.