On going


“Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.” More than 80 snapshots of the late poet’s pals, plus related programming. Through Sept. 8. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.” Modern artists express theological concepts through paintings, sculptures, photography, video and installation art. From the SFMOMA collection. Through Oct. 27. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Eis.” Exhibit paying tribute to the artist, founder and curator of the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley and the Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger in Danville. Through Nov. 10. At Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Free. www.rcjl.org.

“Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights.” Exhibit on the South African politician. Through Aug. 31. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. www.jccsf.org.

“Traditional by Conception, Modern by Design.” Contemporary Judaica by different artists. Through Sept. 16. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Free. www.emanuelsf.org/museum or (415) 751-2535.

“Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel.” Artwork from seven of his celebrated graphic novels on display, including “To the Heart of the Storm,” an autobiographical account of his time in World War II and the anti-Semitism he and his family faced. Through Nov. 10. At Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F. www.cartoonart.org.

on stage

“Sea of Reeds.” Josh Kornbluth tells his story about finding Judaism later in life. Through Aug. 18. At Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. $23-$35. www.shotgunplayers.org.


jewish calendar


August 16, 2013

Elul 10, 5773

Light candles at 7:44 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:42 p.m.

August 23, 2013

Elul 17, 5773

Light candles at 7:35 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:32 p.m.