Talks & workshops


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.


“Drop-In Art Making: Textile Design.” Children and parents can create designs with fabric paint. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 1 to 3 p.m. Included with museum admission.


“Chassidism: The World of Jewish Fundamentalism.” Presentation by educator and Yiddish translator Ken Blady on the movement’s history, accompanied by a documentary film. At Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free.

“What Makes Music Sound Jewish?” Mezzo soprano Deborah Rosengaus leads a discussion about the origins of klezmer, Sephardic traditions and other cultural influences on Jewish music. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 10:30 a.m. Free.