“A Journey Through My Collection.” Opening reception for Israeli artist Ilan Blech’s paintings of scenes in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 1 p.m. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org.
“Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker.” Multimedia exhibit by writer and historian Moira Roth on the life of a fictional Czech Jew. Exhibit through June 28. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 6 p.m. Free. www.magnes.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. 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. Through April 28. “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.” Exhibit of art by the author-illustrator. Through Feb. 24. “The Radical Camera.” Photography exhibit on New York’s historic Photo League. Through Jan. 21. 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. At Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free. www.gtu.edu.
“A Retrospective: Then and Now.” Ceramic Judaica by Susan Duhan Felix. Through Jan. 27. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.
“Traces of Memory.” Exhibit pieces together new ways of understanding Poland’s Jewish heritage. Through February. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free. www.marinjcc.org.
“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. At Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University. www.museum.stanford.edu.