Benefits & social events


Israeli folk dance party. Café Shalom presents monthly dancing and munchies. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8.

“Second Saturday.” Night for Jewish young adults with dancing, drink specials and appetizers. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15 includes four drinks.


“Celebrating the Jewish Woman.” Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle presents a French-inspired dinner, wine bar and live music. At Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Ave., Piedmont. 6 p.m. $36-$54; RSVP required.

Hebrew storytelling. Singing, playing and listening to stories. For young children. At the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free.

Super Sunday. Annual fundraising effort by the S.F.-based Jewish federation to raise money for Jewish and Israeli causes. Two shifts available. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. (see story, 7)


“Behind the Scenes JCRC Gala.” Light-dinner reception, program and dessert. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 6 p.m. $125.




Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.

“Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel.” Exhibit featuring art from the iconic children’s book series. Through March 23.

“Jason Lazarus: Live Archive.” The Jewish artist’s first West Coast museum exhibition featuring the role of photography in contemporary art and identity. Through March 23.

“To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History.” Exhibit on the history and cultural aspects of the kibbutz in Jewish life. Through July 1.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger
4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

“Eight Nights of Hanukkah.” Showcase of menorahs from around the world and different eras. Through March 30.

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Saved by the Bay.” Collection of letters, photographs, film, travel documents and other artifacts from scholars and intellectuals who fled fascist Europe in the 1930s. Through June 27.

Museum on Main
603 Main St., Pleasanton

“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors.” Black-and-white portraits and narratives from Holocaust survivors in California. Through Feb. 28.

Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“Sacred Words: Finding Common Ground.” Interfaith exhibit showcasing pieces that feature sacred words in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Greek and Chinese. Through April 7.

Peninsula JCC
800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

“My Judaism Unlocked.” Paintings incorporating paper inspired by Ronni Jolles’ Jewish upbringing. Through March 26.

on stage

The Marsh
1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“Feisty Old Jew.” Actor Charlie Varon’s play about a curmudgeonly 83-year-old living a 20th-century lifestyle in the 21st-century Bay Area. Through March 16. (See story, 18)


jewish calendar

Feb. 7, 2014
Adar I 7, 5774
Light candles at 5:21 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:21 p.m.

Feb. 14, 2014
Adar I 14, 5774
Light candles at 5:29 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:28 p.m.