Technology-influenced art. Reception for artist and photographer Ron Agam, son of famous Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. At Fine Art 360 Gallery, 415 Railroad Ave., Danville. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. (831) 332-2000.




“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.

“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.

“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.


“The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel.” First retrospective of her collection, ranging from surrealism to American landscapes. Through Oct. 13. At M.H. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.


“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.


“Traditional by Conception, Modern by Design.” Contemporary Judaica by different artists. Through Sept. 16. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Free. 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.


Jewish calendar

August 23, 2013


Elul 17, 5773


Light candles at 7:35 p.m.


Shabbat ends at 8:32 p.m.



August 30, 2013

Elul 24, 5773

Light candles at 7:25 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:22 p.m.