“Designing Sacred Architecture.” San Francisco Zen Center hosts “300 Page Street, A Place of Refuge,” tracing the history of the Zen Center building designed by Julia Morgan as a refuge for Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Opening at 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 31. At Zen Center, 300 Page St., S.F. Free. www.sfzc.org.
“The Radical Camera.” Photography exhibit on New York’s historic Photo League. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 31, 2013. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.
“The Art of Prophetic Justice.” Works of San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim. Through Feb. 3. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.
“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Ongoing. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Ongoing. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.
“Ethiopian Jews in Israel.” Exhibit by photographer and former Bay Area Rabbi Bernie Robinson. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. Through October. Free. www.kolshofar.org.
“Imaging Religions.” Visual and textual expressions of religious beliefs. Includes Jewish scrolls, Orthodox coins, Catholic paintings and more. Through Jan. 31. At Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free. www.gtu.edu.
“La Habana.” Photos of Jewish life in Cuba by Victoria Montoro Zamorano. Through Nov. 17. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org.
“Memories from Syria.” Avraham Shemi-Shoham’s paintings on life of the Halab community, which fled to Israel. Through Nov. 7. “Vanishing Birds.” Art by Rita Sklar. Through Oct. 26. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. www.paloaltojcc.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.
“A Retrospective: Then and Now.” Ceramic Judaica by Susan Duhan Felix. Through Jan. 27. At the Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.
“Wide-Angle Lens.” Jewish photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. Through Feb. 3. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.
“You Did WHAT To My Comics?” Illustrations of Torah stories by Brynjegard-Bialik using collages of comic books. Through Nov. 30. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free. www.marinjcc.org.