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    Speakers and Performances

    Join us for up-close encounters with musical, cinematic and theatrical talent as well as fascinating talks by experts and thought leaders on myriad topics! Whether in our grand Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, around town, or online, we welcome the entire community to enjoy and be inspired by scintillating performances.  


    Cultural arts programs are made possible in part through the generosity of Meredith J. Goldsmith, Randee and Joe (z”l) Seiger and Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum.

    Masters of Madrid's Prado
    Tuesday, 10/26/2021 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Masters of Madrid's Prado

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    Exploring Opera: Witches, Ghosts, Demons and Devils
    Wednesday, 10/27/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Exploring Opera: Witches, Ghosts, Demons and Devils

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    Ohad Hemo: Israel between Iran and the Emirates
    Wednesday, 10/27/2021 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM • Register

    Ohad Hemo: Israel between Iran and the Emirates

    For Hebrew Speakers

    The ABCs of Jewish Belonging
    Thursday, 10/28/2021 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM • Register

    The ABCs of Jewish Belonging

    San Francisco Symphony 2021–22 Season Subscription
    Thursday, 10/28/2021 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    San Francisco Symphony 2021–22 Season Subscription

    Travel & Day Trips for Adults

    Exploring Broadway with James Sokol: "I Want" Songs
    Thursday, 10/28/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Exploring Broadway with James Sokol: "I Want" Songs

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    Dov Elbaum | Parashat Hashavu'a
    Thursday, 10/28/2021 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM • Register

    Dov Elbaum | Parashat Hashavu'a

    Chayei Sarah (for Hebrew speakers)

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Michael Bar-Zohar, "The Mossad Amazons"
    Tuesday, 11/2/2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Michael Bar-Zohar, "The Mossad Amazons"

    Live-Streamed on Zoom Author Talk + Q & A

    Lunchtime Talmud
    Wednesday, 11/3/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Register

    Lunchtime Talmud

    Online | with Rabbi Peretz Wolf Prusan

    'The New Jew' | Behind the Scenes with Series Creators (in Hebrew)
    Wednesday, 11/3/2021 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM • Register

    'The New Jew' | Behind the Scenes with Series Creators (in Hebrew)

    With Guri Alfi, Moshe Samuels and Asaf Nawi (for Hebrew speakers)

    'The New Jew' | Behind the Scenes with Series Creators
    Thursday, 11/4/2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Register

    'The New Jew' | Behind the Scenes with Series Creators

    With Guri Alfi, Moshe Samuels and Asaf Nawi (in English)

    "The Catherine Palace: Amber or Agate?"
    Thursday, 11/4/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Register

    "The Catherine Palace: Amber or Agate?"

    «Екатерининский дворец : янтарь или агат?» | For Russian Speakers

    Art Reception Featuring Dan Lythcott-Haims
    Saturday, 11/6/2021 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM • Register

    Art Reception Featuring Dan Lythcott-Haims

    Sculptor, Photographer, Assemblage Artist

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Lucy Adlington, "The Dressmakers of Auschwitz"
    Sunday, 11/7/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Lucy Adlington, "The Dressmakers of Auschwitz"

    ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Dorie Greenspan, "Baking with Dorie: A Cookbook"
    Tuesday, 11/9/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Dorie Greenspan, "Baking with Dorie: A Cookbook"

    In Conversation with Melissa Clark, New York Times Bestselling Cookbook Author and Columnist | ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

    Voices of Peace in the Middle East
    Tuesday, 11/9/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Register

    Voices of Peace in the Middle East

    Meeting with a delegation from the Sharaka, the Gulf-Israel Center for Social Entrepreneurship

    An Evening with LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
    Thursday, 11/11/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Register

    An Evening with LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

    Her Life on the Bench... What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It

    Palo Alto and Los Gatos Talmud Circle
    Sunday, 11/14/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Register

    Palo Alto and Los Gatos Talmud Circle

    Online | with Rabbi Peretz Wolf Prusan

    Marin Talmud Circle
    Sunday, 11/14/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Register

    Marin Talmud Circle

    Online | with Rabbi Dorothy Richman (2021) and Prof. Deena Aranoff (2022)

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Alice Hoffman, "The Book of Magic: A Novel"
    Monday, 11/15/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Alice Hoffman, "The Book of Magic: A Novel"

    Zoom Author Talk and Q & A

    Arielle Korman: Power of Song
    Thursday, 11/18/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Register

    Arielle Korman: Power of Song

    Amplifying Voices: Jews of Color

    San Francisco and Santa Rosa Talmud Circle
    Sunday, 11/21/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Register

    San Francisco and Santa Rosa Talmud Circle

    Online | with Rabbi Peretz Wolf Prusan

    Berkeley Talmud Circle
    Sunday, 11/21/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Register

    Berkeley Talmud Circle

    Online | with Rabbi Dorothy Richman

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents David Javerbaum, "The Book of Pslams"
    Thursday, 12/9/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents David Javerbaum, "The Book of Pslams"

    Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

    The Cult of We
    Thursday, 12/16/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Register

    The Cult of We

    WeWork, Adam Neumann and the Great Startup Delusion

    "Sweet Tea & the Southern Jew"
    Monday, 1/31/2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Register

    "Sweet Tea & the Southern Jew"

    The Braid Theater

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