Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.
“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. www.thecjm.org.
3200 California St., S.F.
“Copper Sculpture by Leonid Korchemsky.” Metalwork by local Ukraine-born artist and S.F. resident. Through Oct. 15. www.jccsf.org.
Jewish Community Library
835 Ellis St., S.F.
“Collages by Mikhail Petrenko.” Russian revolutionary art–inspired collages by the local artist and art critic. Through Nov. 23. www.tinyurl.com/mikhail-petrenko.
Jewish Heritage Museum
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville “5775 L’Shana Tova.” Display of donated Judaica, including pieces from the Max and Ruth Eis collection. www.rcjl.org.
Kehilla Community Synagogue
|1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont
Ketubahs, illuminated manuscripts and other religious art by Israeli artist Naomi Teplow. Through Sept. 4. www.kehillasynagogue.com.
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. Free docent-led tours available. Through Jan. 4. http://legionofhonor.famsf.org.
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. www.marinjcc.org.
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. Closes Aug. 25. www.paloaltojcc.org.
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. www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter.
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. www.pjcc.org.
save the date
“Gourmet Ghettos” at the Magnus Collection – Sept. 24
Aug. 22, 2014
Av 26, 5774
Light candles at 7:36 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 8:34 p.m.
Aug. 29, 2014
Elul 3, 5774
Light candles at 7:26 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 8:23 p.m.