Israeli author talks about her 2019 memoir “The Art of Leaving,” about her Yemeni upbringing in Israel, her army service and her world travels searching for belonging. Presented by several entities, including Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley. Free, with required registration.
To inaugurate this newly endowed position at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, new chair/professor Sam Shonkoff speaks on “Gender in Martin Buber’s Hasidic Tales,” with a response by scholar Judith Plaskow and opening remarks by Taube Philanthropies executive director Shana Penn. Free, with registration.
Filmmaker talks about her movies, her career, and telling LGBTQ and Jewish stories. Part of Rewind, a series on Jewish women filmmakers from Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Stream movies on your own; details on website. Free, with registration.
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center offers a service for Jews of color and their families and allies to mark collective loss and the disproportionate deaths of people of color due to Covid-19. Led by BAJHC Rabbi Elliot Kukla, Filipino American Rabbi Mira Rivera and others. Free, with registration.
SF Hillel fundraiser will feature National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz, Springboard Fellowship at Hillel International director Danielle Natelson and Manny’s founder Manny Yekutiel. $18 and up, with registration.
Chabad of Contra Costa presents an in-person family event for Lag Ba’Omer with barbecue foods, music, cotton candy and snow cones. $10 per person, $36 per family, with registration.
Chabad of the Tri-Valley presents an in-person event with live music, bonfire, kids’ entertainment and barbecue foods. $15 per person, $25 per family, with registration.
HaMaqom | The Place presents an introduction to the holiday and the festivity of counting the Omer. Free, with registration.
JCC Sonoma County fundraiser with four comedians is billed as “the best Jewish and Muslim stand-up comedy … No politics. Just laughs.” $20 and up, with registration.