Arts in Nomadic Grove. Artist Jen Ewing teaches a class on colored pencil drawings. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Free. www.thecjm.org.
Free First Tuesday. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.thecjm.org.
Memories from Syria. Gallery reception for Avraham Shemi-Shoham’s paintings on life of the Halab community, which fled to Israel. Exhibit through Nov. 7. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 6:30 p.m. Free. RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.paloaltojcc.org.
“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Through Oct. 16. “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought.” Exhibit explores the role of trees in design, art and Jewish thought. Through Sept. 9. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Through Oct. 16. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.
“Jews of Kaifeng.” Exhibit of maps, photos and documents. Part of Israel China Cultural Festival. Through Aug. 31. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. www.jccsf.org.
“La Habana.” Photos of Jewish life in Cuba today by Victoria Montoro Zamorano. Sept. 9 through Nov. 17. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org.
“Reborn: Posters from the European Jewish Cultural Renaissance, 1963-1994,” “Typo/Graphics: Studying Jewish Types in Print and Photography,” “The Inventory Project” and “Modern Jewish History 101: The Art Files.” Through Dec. 16. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.magnes.org.
“Six Dots.” Exhibit by 30 Israeli artists who draw inspiration from the Star of David. Through Sept. 27. “Language as Image.” Art by Joyce Savre. Closes Sept. 7. “Vanishing Birds.” Art by Rita Sklar. Through Oct. 26. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.paloaltojcc.org.