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. www.thecjm.org.
“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. www.jccsf.org. (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. www.thecjm.org.