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“Creating a Havdallah Garden.” Parents and children can learn about traditional Jewish culinary and medicinal herbs and create and plant their own self-watering container garden to take home. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St. Berkeley. 2 p.m. $8; family discounts available. http://www.urbanadamah.org.
“Interfaith Jewish Relationships". Rabbi Mychal Copeland, director of InterfaithFamily Bay Area, leads a discussion about interfaith relationships. Dinner provided. At 309 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. 6 p.m. Free. http://www.tinyurl.com/interfaith-family-copeland.
Middle East discussion group. A member-led, informal roundtable discussion about current events in the Middle East. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.commonwealthclub.org.
“Essential Jewish Knowledge: The Making of the Jewish Family.” Rabbi David Kasher leads discussion on what constitutes “essential” Jewish knowledge and practices. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St. Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.urbanadamah.org/events.
All aboard. Learn about San Francisco’s Jewish history in a uniquely San Francisco way with Chabad Rabbi Moshe Langer on the Mitzvah Cable Car. Starting in Union Square, the 21⁄2-hour tour will wind through the city with visits to synagogues and Jewish heritage sites, such as the Haas-Lilienthal House and Concordia-Argonaut Club, ending at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Kosher box lunches from Epic Bites will be available for purchase during the tour. 10:55 a.m. Aug. 3. Meet at Union Square, corner of Geary and Powell streets, S.F. $22-$30. Group discounts available. http://www.mitzvahcablecar.org
Remembering a visionary. Kehilla Community Synagogue will host a 30-day shloshim memorial to commemorate the July 3 passing of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, rabbi, teacher and co-founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. The event will include sharing of
stories and remembrances, concluding with a potluck meal. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. Monetary donations and vegetarian/dairy potluck contributions are welcome. http://www.kehillasynagogue.org/calendar
“Talkin’ Baseball and Judaism.” Rabbi David White and KNBR broadcast host Marty Lurie talk about baseball and take questions. Kosher ballpark-style food and drinks available. At Congregation B’nai Israel, 1256 Nebraska St., Vallejo. 6 p.m. $24 suggested donation. For reservations, contact Sue Barush at (707) 312-1624.
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