Holidays & spiritual


Yeashore Community bonfire. Havdallah celebration. Ocean Beach, S.F. 2 to 9 p.m. Free.


“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. free happy hour with music by Jordan Feinstein of Jordan and the Ritual, followed by Shabbat services and dinner. 5 p.m. Dinner $45 suggested. Also June 28 morning services followed by lunch. 9:45 a.m. Lunch $45 suggested. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F.

“Step-by-Step Shabbat.” Traditional service with a catered dinner. RSVP by June 24. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 7:15 p.m. $18 dinner. (415) 388-1818.

Pride Shabbat. Celebrate LGBTQ community and commitment to justice. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Gay Pride Shabbat celebration. Gather to offer gratitude, share stories, and shmooze over grape juice and challah with the Mazel Tones. At JCCSF, Pottruck Family Atrium, 3200 California St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. Free.




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.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger

4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

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

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

“Between Dreams and Nightmares.” Mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures reflecting the messiness of war and its effects on survivors, by Israeli-born artist Dana Harel of Menlo Park. Through Sept. 7.

on stage

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

2025 Addison St., Berkeley

Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in “Maestro.” Award-winning stage actor and pianist in a one-man show. Through July 3.


jewish calendar

June 20, 2014

Sivan 22, 5774

Light candles at 8:16 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:22 p.m.


June 27, 2014

Sivan 29, 2014

Light candles at 8:18 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:23 p.m.


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