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.


“Shabbat Across America.” Shabbat services being held across the country for people who want to know more about Judaism. At six local congregations. To find location near you, visit

“Shabbos.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour, Shabbat service, dinner and lecture with visiting Rabbi Manis Friedman. 5 p.m. Dinner and lecture $40. Also March 8 service at 9 a.m. Free. Havdallah at 8 p.m. $20. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F.




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.

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.

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.


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

March 7, 2014
Adar II 5, 5774
Light candles at 5:51 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:49 p.m.