Commonwealth Club panel includes Israeli Palestinian Christian Niveen Rizkalla, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, presenting her research on Syrian refugees and aid workers in Lebanon. Free, advance registration required.
S.F.-based Israeli consulate presents a Q&A with Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, which launched the first private, robotic, Earth-to-moon mission. Free, with registration.
The celebrity Israeli chef and cookbook author gives a live lesson on how to put an Israeli twist on Hanukkah favorites. Presented by A Wider Bride, Israeli consulate, Contra Costa JCC and East Bay Jewish film festival. Free, with registration.
Urban Adamah fellowship director Rachel Binstock leads a workshop about the Israeli farm sabbatical shmita and the deep ecology in Judaism that involves text exploration and art-making. Sliding scale, with registration.
Editor-translator Miriam Udel talks about “Honey on the Page,” her anthology of nearly lost, early 20th-century Yiddish children’s literature she collected from around the world. Jewish LearningWorks event for ages 11 and up. Free, with registration.