Holidays & spiritual


“Shabbat of Inspiration.” Jewish Study Network hosts two-day Shabbaton of discussion groups and services, with teacher and columnist Chana Silver. Meals included, children’s program available. At 3626 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Also Aug. 2. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. $36-$54.


East Bay shloshim for Reb Zalman. A community memorial will be held for Jewish Renewal leader Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Includes potluck. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 11 a.m. Free, but donations and dairy/vegetarian potluck contributions welcome.

San Francisco shloshim for Reb Zalman. Congregation Ner Tamid and the Friends of Reb Zalman co-sponsor tribute to the memory of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 12 p.m. Free.


Contemporary Tisha B’Av observance. Southside Jewish Collaborative hosts pre-fast nosh and screening of “Not My Life,” about the global impact of human trafficking, followed by English and Hebrew readings. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free.


Kabbalat Shabbat on the Farm. Service followed by vegetarian potluck dinner. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. Free, but registration and potluck contributions requested.

Rabbi Michael Robinson memorial lecture. Rabbi Michael Lerner, founder of Beyt Tikkun in Berkeley, will address “Spiritual Healing and Transformation.” Dinner included. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 6:15 p.m. $18. RSVP at (707) 578-5519.




Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

“Here and There.” Exhibition of mixed-media work by three Israeli artists who moved to the United States. Through Aug. 22.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Copper Sculpture by Leonid Korchemsky.” Metalwork by local Ukraine-born artist and S.F. resident. Through Oct. 15. “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism.” Exhibit featuring photographs of architecture designed by Jews in the 20th century. Through Oct. 6. “Project Mah Jongg.” Exhibit on the history of mah jongg and the game’s introduction into Jewish culture. Through Oct. 28.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

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

Kehilla Community Synagogue

1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont

Ketubahs, illuminated manuscripts and other religious art by Israeli artist Naomi Teplow. Through Sept. 4.

Legion of Honor

Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., S.F.

“Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land.” Exhibit of tools, ornaments and ritual objects found in and around Israel. Through Jan. 4.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“The Invisible Photographer.” Photographs by Elia Kahvedjian depicting life in early 20th-century pre-state Israel. Also “To Build and Be Built: Kibbutz History,” on loan from Contemporary Jewish Museum, photographs depicting life on the kibbutz and evolution of the kibbutz movement. Through Sept. 3.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Stonewalled in Jerusalem.” Photographic installation about past and present Israel. Through Aug. 25. “Journey.” Photographic collaboration by artists from Congregation Kol Emeth and Arava, Israel. Through Aug. 25.

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.

Peninsula JCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

“Community Art Show 2014.” Showcase of photography, handcrafted jewelry and mixed-media art from more than 80 local artists. On display weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 17.


Save the date

Oakland A’s Jewish Heritage Night, Aug. 19

JCF’s “The Big Mitzvah” party, Sept. 6

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Oct. 18-Nov. 16


jewish calendar

Aug. 1, 2014

Av 5, 5774

Light candles at 8:01 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:01 p.m.

Aug. 8, 2014

Av 12, 5774

Light candles at 7:54 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:53 p.m.