“Divine Imagination.” Reception for Susan Freundlich’s photography exhibit. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 3 to 6 p.m. Free.

Artist receptions. “Pomegranate Art” by Linda Tapscott and “So Much Very Loud” with Sarah Ratchye. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free.


Wooden mezuzah and modular “menorakiah”

Poland’s new Judaica. Through their art, Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, founders of Mi Polin, Poland’s first designer Judaica brand, express their country’s fitful Jewish history. They’ll discuss what it’s like to be Jewish and to create Judaica in Poland today in a lecture at the Jewish Community Library and at a gallery opening featuring their work at the Osher Marin JCC.
Lecture: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free.
Artist reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free.


“Gourmet Ghettos.” Opening reception for exhibition exploring connections among eating, activism and Jewish identity. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 5 to 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP required.


“Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman.” Opening of exhibition featuring film footage of performances from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the legacy of the late Warren Hellman. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.