Talks & workshops

friday/13

Avivah Zornberg lecture tour. Series of talks by Torah scholar on Jewish law, the life of Moses and the issues faced by exiled Egyptian Jews in the desert. At Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 9 a.m. Free. Also May 15 at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto. 10 a.m. $10-$20. Also May 15 at Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley. 7 p.m. $15-$20. www.avivahzornberg.com

sunday/15

“Jewish Radical Women.” Jewish studies professor Deborah Hertz on Manya Shochat, “mother of the kibbutz movement.” Kol Hadash Bagel Brunch. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10 donation for brunch. www.kolhadash.org

monday/16

“The Equality Index: Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel.” With Ron Gerlitz and Rawnak Natour, co-directors of Sikkuy, a nonpartisan NGO in Israel that develops projects to advance equality between Arab and Jewish citizens. Sponsored by New Israel Fund. At law offices of Farella, Braun + Martel, 235 Montgomery St., 17th floor, S.F. Lunch $15. 12 p.m. RSVP requested. www.tinyurl.com/sf-NIF

“Challenging Conversations About Israel.” Professor Eran Kaplan of SFSU, with Karen Schiller of JCRC, in second of three-part series. Continues May 23. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free. www.marinjcc.org (See story, 3)

thursday/19

David Greene. Host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and author of “Midnight in Siberia.” At APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7 p.m. $7 nonmembers. www.apjcc.org

sunday/22

“Growing Up Interfaith.” Conference on topics related to interfaith marriage and families, with workshops, panels and keynote address. Accompanied by photo exhibit “This Is Bay Area Jewry.” Presented by Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. www.lehrhaus.org

“The Future of the Zohar.” Celebration of Daniel Matt’s Zohar translation, with presentations by Rabbi Aubrey Glazer and Avishai Bar-Asher of Princeton University and a musical Zohar performance by Jeremiah Lockwood. At Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley. 3:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP required. http://jewishstudies.berkeley.edu

thursday/26

“Makes Me Wanna Challah!” Bread-baking workshop with recipes for challah-based Moroccan shakshouka and French toast. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $50-$55. www.jccsf.org