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Friday, March 24, 2006

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art

ongoing

“Art as Meditation/Meditation as Art.”
Art show through March 26. At Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley. (510) 704-9687.

“Extraordinary Jews of the 20th Century.” Photographs by Arnold Newman. Through March 30. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

“Extraordinary Jews of the 20th Century.” Photographs by Arnold Newman. Through April 14 at the Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. (650) 212-PJCC.

Gerda Mathan. Black and white photographs. Through March 31. At Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“Houses and Housing: Portability in Jewish Faith and Culture,” through May 14 and “Revisions, Larry Abramson: Searching for the Ideal City,” through July 16. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

“If Not Now, When? 150 Years of California Jewish Activism.” Through May 14. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

“Israel: The Cartoonists’ Diagnosis/A Viewpoint from Within.” Through April. At Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F. (415) 512-6203.

“My Sister, My Sister.” Photography and poetry exhibit. Through March 31. At the Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. (510) 848-0237.

“The Mystical Hebrew Alphabet: Layers of Meaning, Fabric of Time.” Through June 11.  At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. (415) 751-2535.

Yemenite Baskets. Through March 31. At Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

 


music

friday   |  17

“Jews of the Middle East.”
Music by Yair Dalal and Friends and Shabbat lunch. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 444-8000.




saturday   |  18

Yair Dalal.
Jewish Music Festival. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. (415) 444-8000.




sunday   |  19

“Yiddish Sing-Along: Born to Kvetch — From Oy to Gevalt.”
At BJE Jewish Community Library music room, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“From Istanbul to Jerusalem.” Singer Hadass Pal-Yarden. At Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $22-$26. http://www.jewishmusicfestival.com.




monday   |  20

Lehrhaus Judaica Workshop: Urban Ladino Music of Turkey.
At Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. (415) 276-1511.




thursday   |  23

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.
Original Yiddish songs. At Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 2 p.m. $12-$15. (415) 276-1511.

“Yiddish Matters.” Conversation with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and her son Itzik Gottesman. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. (415) 276-1511.




saturday   |  25

“Seeds of Sun.”
Israeli band performs jazz program. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 479-3441.

“Three Yiddish Divas.” At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $23-$25. (415) 276-1511.

The Boys of the Lough perform “Songs of the Sea.” At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 p.m. $15.50-$31. (415) 444-8000.




sunday   |  26

Community Music Day.
Hosted by Josh Kornbluth. At Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-$24. (415) 276-1511.

“Revelation and Celebration: A Pianistic Journey of Jewish Classical Composers.” With Steven Michael Glaser. At Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F. 3 p.m. $12-$15. (415) 474-1608. 

tv

& radio

sunday   |  19

“Mosaic.”
Discussion about social, religious and community issues. On KCBS-TV Channel 5. 5 a.m.




“Synagogue of the Air.”
With rabbis and cantor of Congregation Emanu-El. On KUSF 90.3 FM. 9 a.m.




friday   |  24

“The Jewish Alternative.”
DJ Sarah Bellum. Klezmer, Israeli and alternative music. On Stanford University’s KZSU 90.1 FM. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (650) 723-9010.

 



on stage

ongoing

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
With Jewish director James Lapine, writer Rachel Sheinkin and composer William Finn. At Post Street Theatre, 450 Post St., S.F. $40-$66. (415) 771-6900.

“Meshuggah-Nuns!” Musical comedy featuring Jewish actor Joseph Cicio. At Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Through March 26. $19-$25. (707) 546-2957.

“Family Alchemy: Malamud and Paley Stories on Stage.” Through March 19. At Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $30-$36. (415) 522-0786.




saturday   |  18

“International Clitoris Day Celebration.”
With Jewish porn star Annie Sprinkle. At Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20-$35. (925) 798-1300.




sunday   |  19

Kira Soltanovich.
Night of comedy and reflection. Sponsor: Russian Division of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. At private home. 6:30 p.m. RSVP to (415) 512-6292.

film

tuesday   |  21

“Secrets of a Soul.”
Part of “Cinema on the Couch: Freud’s Influence on Film.” At JCC of San Francisco, Kanbar Hall, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 292-1233.




wednesday   |  22

“39 Pounds of Love.”
Discussion to follow. At Ellen Driscoll Theater, Frank Havens School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. 6:30 p.m. Free. (510) 599-9227.




sunday   |  26

“The Forgotten Refugees.”
At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 10:15 a.m. $4-$8. (415) 664-7373.

 




lectures & workshops

sunday   |  19

“Awareness of Breath: A Gateway to God.”
With Rabbi Alan Lew. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9:20 a.m. (415) 479-3441.

Reading of Rabbi Matz’s play, “Spinoza, Maria and Excommunication.” At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 10 a.m. $5. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“Conservation of Documents and Photographs.” With San Francisco city archivist Susan Goldstein. At Jewish Community High School, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12:20 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

“A New Theory of Anti-Semitism.” With Rabbi Kennard Lipman. At Napa Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa. 3 p.m. (707) 221-8736.




monday   |  20

“Reincarnation and Destiny.”
With Rabbi Ephraim Chaim Trakhtenberg. At Chabad of Greater South Bay, 3070 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $25. (650) 424-9800.




tuesday   |  21

“Spies, Great Britain and the Early Jewish Settlers.”
With Riva Gambert, director of the East Bay-based Israel Center. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

Jewish Business Ethics. Two-part study session with Rabbi Stacy Friedman. At Ferry Building, Suite 200, S.F. 12 p.m. Second installment on April 4. (415) 479-3441.

“Every Free Man Has Two Homelands: A Midrash on Translation.” With professor Naomi Seidman. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327.




wednesday   |  22

“Cracks in the Stones of Modern Jerusalem: The Struggle for Pluralism.”
With Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israeli Religious Action Center. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. (415) 751-2541 ext. 124.




thursday   |  23

“L’Chaim: Classic Jewish Folk Tales Through Music, Movement and Magic.”
A Dickstein Memorial Lecture. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 9:30 a.m. $10. (510) 839-2900 ext. 233.

“Standing at the 50-Year Milestone: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future.” With Rabbi Lenny Thal, senior vice president of the Union of Reform Judaism. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 p.m. (415) 479-3441.




friday   |  24

“Aaron Copland, Part 1: 1900-1936.”
With professor Richard Aldag. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m. $3-$10. (415) 444-8000.




saturday   |  25

“Stem Cells and Genetics: Medical Advances and Ethical Perspectives.”
Panel discussion led by Dr. Laurence Marton. At private home in Portola Valley. RSVP for location. 7 p.m. $125. (408) 738-3060.




monday   |  27

“Biology of Individuality.”
With professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $12-$20. (415) 292-1233.

“Dynamics of Relationships.” Kabbalah 101 course with Rabbi Ephraim Chaim Trakhtenberg. At Chabad of Greater South Bay, 3070 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $25. (650) 424-9800.

 



spiritual & holiday

saturday   |  18

Shabbat Torah on the trails with the clergy.
At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 a.m. Free. (415) 479-3441.




friday   |  24

“Does the Torah Teach Us to Live in Postmodern Society?”
Shabbat with Rabbi Jay Heyman. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

benefits&

social events

saturday   |  18

Yair Dalal & the Ali Akbar College of Music Performers/Purim Party.
At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7:30 p.m. $7.50-$44. (415) 444-8000.




sunday   |  19

Marin Day of Jewish Unity.
Study and schmoozing on the topic of “Provocative Jewish Voices.” At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 2 p.m. Free. (415) 751-6983 ext. 110.




monday   |  20

Blue Monday.
Sponsor: YAD. At Dolce, 440 Broadway St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $10. (415) 512-6280.




thursday   |  23

Anti-Defamation League 2006 Silicon Valley Dinner.
With Ambassador Dennis Ross. At Crown Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 6 p.m. $150-$1,500. (415) 981-3500 ext. 226.




friday   |  24

Pasta Shabbat.
Sponsor: YAD. At private home. 7 p.m. $15. (415) 512-6280.




sunday   |  26

Family fun day.
At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5-$12. (415) 292-1200.

Hikers’ Havurah. Lecture, slideshow and walking tour commemorating the 1906 anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 12 p.m. Lecture is free and the walk is $5. (415) 749-0850.




monday   |  27

Meet the Kellermans, the first family of crime fiction.
At Ristorante Raphael, 2132 Center St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. $75-$180. (650) 497-2272.

Smooth Monday. YLD of the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay. At Blake’s, 2367 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10. (510) 839-2900 ext. 208.

 


singles

friday   |  17

Shabbat service with choir.
Emanu El 49ers. At Temple Emanu El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 8 p.m. (408) 292-0939.




saturday   |  18

Hike to the Ridge Winery.
On the Peninsula. Jewish Hiking Singles. 10 a.m. $3. (408) 738-1319.

Dine-out. Emanu El 49ers. At Tarragon, 140 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. 6 p.m. (650) 348-7092.




sunday   |  19

East Annadel State Park hike.
In Sonoma County. Jewish Hiking Singles. 11:15 a.m. $3. (707) 823-9555.

No-host dine-out. Peninsula Jewish Singles 40+. At Harry’s Hofbrau, 1297 Chess Drive, Foster City. 5:30 p.m. (650) 948-0565. 

“Do You Feel Good About Being Single?” With j. columnist Rachel Sarah. At the Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $12. (510) 848-0237 ext. 132.




saturday   |  25

Butano State Park orchid hike.
On the Peninsula. Jewish Hiking Singles. 9 a.m. $3. (925) 228-4213.




sunday   |  26

Edgewood Park wildflower hike.
On the Peninsula. Jewish Hiking Singles. 11 a.m. $3. (408) 738-1319.