Friday, June 16, 2006

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“Art of Living: Contemporary Photography and Video From the Israel Museum.”
Through July 30. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St., S.F. (415) 344-8800.

Bea Pincus. Abstract landscapes. Through June 19. At Kings Gallery, First Unitarian Church and Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F. (415) 885-6018 ext. 362.

“Freud, Moses and Monotheism: Community Artists Seize the Psyche.” Through July 30. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

Gerda Mathan. Black and white photographs. Through June 30. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love.” Through mid-July. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free. (650) 212-7522.

“Jewish Mothers: A Legacy of Love.” Through mid-July. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free. (415) 444-8060.

“Jews of Color: In Color!” Through June 26. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. (408) 357-7492.

Michael Kovner: The Mountain and the Sea. Through June 17. At George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., S.F. (415) 397-9748.

Rachel Landes. Mezuzahs, jewelry and paintings. Through July 2. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 964-2063.

“Revisions, Larry Abramson: Searching for the Ideal City.” Through July 16. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

Toby Tover-Krein. Paintings. At Artists of the Valley Gallery, 3111 N. St. Helena Highway, St. Helena. Open Thursdays-Mondays. (707) 967-0229.

friday   |  16

“Openings and Openness.”
Photography of Evie Rote. Through Sept. 10. At Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. (415) 751-2535.



saturday   |  10

Itzhak Volansky and the Alte Kockers.
Eightieth anniversary celebration of McDonald’s Bookshop. At 48 Turk St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (415) 673-2235.

David Grisham Quintet. Summer Nights Series. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m.

Shenson Community Music Series. With Community Music Center Orchestra. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. Free. (415) 292-1233.

sunday   |  11

Jewish Folk Chorus annual concert.
At Congregation Beth Sholom, 1301 Clement St., S.F. 2:30 p.m. $7-$10. (415) 928-5465.


on stage


“Fiddler on the Roof.”
Through June 18. At South Cushing Amphitheater, Mt. Tam State Park. 1 p.m. Up to $32. (415) 383-1100.

“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.

friday   |  9

“It Sounds Better in Amharic.”
With Israeli-Ethiopian actor Yossi Vassa. In Hebrew. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. $15. (415) 512-6285.

tuesday   |  13

“Dirt and Glory: Return of the Golem.”
Traveling Jewish Theatre. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $14-$18. (925) 938-7800.


tv & radio

sunday   |  11

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   |  16

“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.


lectures & workshops


“From Sinai to Cyberspace: How Ancient Wisdom Guides a Modern World.”
Mondays through June 26. At Chabad of Sonoma County, 2312 Bethards Drive Suite 5, Santa Rosa. 7:30 p.m. $90. (707) 577-0277.

sunday   |  11

“Yours, Mine and Ours: Negotiating Interfaith/Intercultural Family Choices.”
At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 10 a.m. $50-$60 per couple. (415) 292-1252.

Parlor meeting. Sponsor: Russian Division of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. With professor Michael Beizer. At private home in San Francisco. 12 p.m. (415) 512-6292.

“The Moon in Her Fullness: In the Merit of Righteous Women.” With Rabbi Chaim Mahgel-Friedman. At Afikomen, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 1:30 p.m. (510) 655-1977.

“Should We Kill Capital Punishment? What is the Jewish Perspective?” Second installment of “A Feast For the Soul,” a fund-raiser for Congregation Beth Sholom, Napa. With Rabbi Leonard Beerman. At Gordon’s Café, 6700 Washington St., Yountville. 4 p.m. $35. (707) 253-7305.

“The Right Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right.” With author Michael Lerner. At Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. (510) 486-0698.

monday   |  19

“My Recent Genealogical Trip to Poland.”
Speaker: Phyllis Bismanovsky. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. Free.


benefits & social events

saturday   |  10

East Bay Baby Fair.
At Berkeley Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (510) 540-7210.

Diaspora Dinner IX. The Cuisine and Jews of Latin America. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 6 p.m. $40. RSVP required. (408) 292-0939.

sunday   |  11

Women of Temple Emanu-El Donor Luncheon.
At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 11 a.m. (408) 292-0939.

“Art in the Garden.” Juried art show and sale. Sponsor: Peninsula Temple Beth El Women. At a private garden in Hillsborough. Free shuttle at 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. 11 a.m. $6. (650) 592-6062.

Mega Mitzvah Day. Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. In San Francisco. Call (415) 512-6280 for location. 12:30 p.m.

monday   |  12

Smooth Monday.
Gathering of young East Bay Jews, ages 21-40. At Pyramid Alehouse, 907 Gilman St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10. (510) 839-2900 ext. 208.

wednesday   |  14

“Enchanted Afternoon of Songs and Stories.”
With Rabbi David Zeller, author of “The Soul of the Story.” At 151 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. 4 p.m. (650) 329-9050.

Jewish Community Federation Annual Meeting. At Temple Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

friday   |  16

Shabbat dinner for interfaith families.
Sponsor: Building Jewish Bridges and JGate. In El Cerrito. RSVP for directions. 6:30 p.m. Free. (510) 839-2900 ext. 347.

saturday   |  17

Party in honor of Rabbi Gordon Freeman’s retirement.
At Congregation B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. 7 p.m. $25. (925) 934-9446.



sunday   |  11

Mt. Tam play (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and hike.
Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. In Marin. 9:30 a.m. $21-$28. (707) 579-9271.

Brunch. Jewish East Bay Singles 50+. At Liberty Hotel, 300 E. Third St., Pittsburg. 11 a.m. $15. (510) 297-5601.

Breakfast and banter. Mensch Link. At Bean Scene Café, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 11 a.m. (408) 265-3221.

Potluck and game night. Peninsula Jewish Singles 40+. In West San Jose. 5:30 p.m. $5. For more information, call (650) 321-4363.

sunday   |  18

Coffee and event planning.
Jewish East Bay Singles 50+. At Barnes & Noble, Jack London Square, Oakland. 10 a.m. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

USS Potomac tour. Jewish East Bay Singles 50+. At Jack London Square, 540 Water St., Oakland. 12 p.m. (510) 297-5601.