“Making Mass Incarceration a Jewish Issue.” Jewish Currents editor Lawrence Bush discusses Jewish oppositional effort against high incarceration rates. Kol Hadash bagel brunch. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10 brunch donation. www.kolhadash.org.
“Hebraic Homebrewing.” Explore the science, art and history of brewing beer in the Jewish world and beyond with Casey Yurow, East Bay educator and fermenter. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18-$20. For ages 21 and older. www.tinyurl.com/jcc-hebraic-homebrewing.
War and everything after. Jenna Weissman Joselit, professor of Judaic studies and history at George Washington University and an expert in Jewish cultural arts, discusses the social, economic and cultural changes in the United States after World War II and the impact of these changes on the American Jewish community. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $5-$10. www.thecjm.org
Limmud Bay Area 2014. Two-day conference featuring lectures, workshops and discussions on an expansive range of topics. Also July 14. At Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sliding scale, prices vary. www.limmudbayarea.org. (See story, 4)