Craftswomen of the tribe

The work of more than 300 craftswomen, including several whose art focuses on Jewish themes, will fill the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco for two weekends. The 34th annual “Celebration of Craftswomen” will include art from Gila Sagy and Joyce Steinfeld, as well as Aimee Golant, a metalworker who fabricated the crown for the international Women’s Torah Project. Her work is pictured.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2, at Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F. $7-$9. www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org


“Traces of Memory.” Opening of exhibit on Poland’s Jewish history. With keynote talk by Jakub Nowakowski,  director of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP required by Nov. 30 to (415) 444-8080. www.marinjcc.org.


“The Art of Prophetic Justice.” Works of San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim. “Wide-Angle Lens.” Jewish photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. Through Feb. 3, 2013. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Ongoing. “The Radical Camera.” Photography exhibit on New York’s historic Photo League. Through Jan. 31, 2013. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Ongoing. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Imaging Religions.” Visual and textual expressions of religious beliefs. Includes Jewish scrolls, Orthodox coins, Catholic paintings and more. Through Jan. 31, 2013. At Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free. www.gtu.edu.

“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, 2013. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“A War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Selections from exhibit by the Nazis in 1937 that aimed to turn public opinion against modern art. Through Feb. 24, 2013. At Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University. www.museum.stanford.edu.

“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.