Yossi Klein Halevi

Israel’s future. Author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi comes to the Bay Area to discuss the future of Judaism in Israel and its implications for American Jews. Halevi, a former writer for the Jerusalem Report, is a contributing editor to the New Republic and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His 2013 book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation,” won the National Jewish Book Award. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at CJM, 736 Mission St., S.F. Included with museum admission.


“Falling Out of Time.” Israeli author David Grossman discusses his new novel about a man dealing with the death of his son. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$35. (See story, 20a)


“Kabbalah in Art and Architecture.” Architect and design critic Alexander Gorlin discusses Jewish mysticism’s imagery in modern art and architecture. At the CJM, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $5.