Holidays & spiritual


“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. 5 p.m. Free, dinner $45. Also March 1 morning services followed by lunch. 9:45 a.m. Lunch $20 suggested. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F.

Women of Temple Sinai Shabbat. Original service written by the group. Followed by Israeli folk dancing and socializing. At 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Free.




Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah.” 48 paintings from the famous Szyk haggadah. Through June 29.

“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.


3200 California St., S.F.

“The Whimsical World of Hanoch Piven.” Israeli artist’s colorful, witty collages of famous people. Through April 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 of 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 by Ronni Jolles’ inspired by her Jewish upbringing. Through March 26.

on stage

The Marsh

1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“Feisty Old Jew.” Actor and writer Charlie Varon’s one-man play about an 83-year-old curmudgeon living a 20th-century life in the 21st-century Bay Area. Through March 16.


jewish calendar

Feb. 21, 2014
Adar I 21, 5774
Light candles at 5:37 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:35 p.m.

Feb. 28, 2014
Adar I 28, 5774
Light candles at 5:44 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:42 p.m.