talks & workshops
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“Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah.” Syzk expert Irvin Ungar leads a gallery tour. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 3 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org.
“Sunday Skillshare and Swap Meet.” Share and learn different skills from community members. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 1 to 4 p.m. Donations accepted. http://www.urbanadamah.org.
“How to Manage Finances for Aging Parents.” Free workshop on financial and legal planning sponsored by Hebrew Free Loan. At YMCA Embarcadero, 169 Steuart St., S.F. 7 p.m. RSVP at http://www.hflasf.org/financialfitness.
“Torah and Jewish Identity.” Discussion of Torah translations during the Hellenistic period. At Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. 12 p.m. Free. http://www.tinyurl.com/jewishstanford.
“Kabbalah in Art and Architecture.” Architect and design critic Alexander Gorlin discusses Jewish mysticism’s imagery in modern art and architecture. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $5. http://www.thecjm.org.
“Israel’s War of Independence and Its Legacy.” Michael Harris of StandWithUS discusses the founding of Israel and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 10 a.m. Free. http://www.templeisraelalameda.org.
Torah lecture. Israeli scholar Avivah Zornberg discusses select stories from the Torah. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jcceastbay.org. Also May 19 at Graduate Theological Union, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley. 9 a.m. Free. (510) 649-2482.
“Is Peace Possible?” Discussion of the dilemma of Jerusalem. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.bethelberkeley.org.
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