Holidays & spiritual


“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. 5 p.m. Free, dinner $45. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F.


“Love, Fear and Revelation: The Journey of the Jewish Spirit.” Tikkun Leil Shavuot community study sessions, with five participating congregations. Delicious dairy treats included. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free.

“Tikkun Leyl Shavuot.” Night of learning with teachers from the local Jewish community, food and family programming. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 6:15 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free.

Traveling Shavuot. Annual portable study session stopping at a number of S.F. synagogues as well as the JCCSF. Begins at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Free; $10-$30 dinner at Sherith Israel.




Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

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

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

“Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism.” Exhibit featuring photographs of architecture designed by Jews in the 20th century. Through Oct. 6.


3200 California St., S.F.

“The Invisible Photographer.” Photographs of pre-state Israel by Armenian photographer Elia Kahvedjian, a refugee of the Armenian genocide. Through June 21.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Facing East: A Jewish Orientation.” Array of sculptures, textiles and paintings about Judaism from a variety of artists. Through Aug. 3.

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 of Craft and Design

2569 Third St., S.F.

“Wheat Is Wheat Is Wheat: Peddy Mergui.” Israeli branding and design agency explores ethics and design in retail packaging. Sponsored by Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco and the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation. Through June 15.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger

4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

“Next Year in Jerusalem.” Celebration of Passover and the Offenbacher Haggadah. Through June 30.


jewish calendar

May 23, 2014

Iyar 23, 5774

Light candles at 8:01 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:05 p.m.


May 30, 2014

Sivan 1, 5774

Light candles at 8:06 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:11 p.m.



June 4-5, 2014

Sivan 6-7, 5774

Holiday begins at sunset preceding evening