Friday, May 25, 2007

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“All About Books: Artists’ Books.”
Through Aug. 1. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327.

Children’s artwork from the JCC of San Francisco. Through May 31. At Children’s Art Exhibition Gallery, Concourse A and C, lower level of Terminal One, San Francisco International Airport. (415) 438-9933.

“Children of Jerusalem,” artwork created by Israeli and Palestinian children. Through July 8. At Zeum, 221 Fourth St., S.F. $6-$8.

“Custom and Costume: A Look at Jewish Dress.” Through Sept. 20. At the Jewish Heritage Museum, Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.

“Exposing Identities.” Young photographers explore culture, community and self. Through May 20. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St., S.F. Free.

“Revisions Amy Berk, Recoverings” through Aug. 19; and “Studio Man Ray” photos by Ira Nowinski through Aug. 5 at Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. $4-$6. (510) 549-6950.

“The Mystical Hebrew Alphabet: Layers of Meaning, Fabric of Time.” Through May 24. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.

“Pedestrian Sightings: Tel Aviv November 2006.” Photographs by Rabbi Bernie Robinson. Through September. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon.

“Remembrance and Hope.” Paintings by Chris Ranes. Through July 29. At Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. (415) 751-2535.



saturday   |  19

Concert and dance bridging Jewish and Persian cultures. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Up to $10 (510) 848-3988.

sunday   |  27

Rabbi Joe Black in concert.
At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 2 p.m. Free. (707) 578-5519.


on stage


Jewish performer Nicky Silver in the comedy “Past Perfect.”
At Theater Rhino, 2926 16th St., S.F., through May 20.  $15-$25.

“Death of a Salesman.” Through May 20. At Mountain View Center for the Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $24-$34.

saturday   |  19

“Citizen John.”
Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth. Through June 10. At Magic Theater, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, S.F. $20-$75. (415) 441-8822.

thursday   |  24

“Death of a Salesman.”
Through June 10. At Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. $31-$34.

saturday   |  26

“It Sounds Better in Amharic.”
With Ethiopian comedian Yossi Vassa. At African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 7 p.m. $12-$15. (415) 399-9554.


tv & radio

tuesday   |  22

Documentary about Jehovah’s Witnesses featuring Holocaust survivor. On “Independent Lens” on PBS. Check local listings for time.


lectures & workshops

friday   |  18

“A Food Lover’s Guide to France.”
Luncheon with cook Patricia Wells. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 12 p.m. $45. (415) 512-6217.

“A Jewish View on Stem Cells, Cloning and the Future of Medicine.” With scholar-in-residence Rabbi Michael Broyde. At Emek Beracha, 4102 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 6:15 p.m. Free. (650) 857-1800.

sunday   |  20

“Building Peace and Respect Between Islam and Israel: An Arab Woman’s Journey of Transformation.”
With Nonie Darwish. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10. (510) 848-3988.

tuesday   |  22

“Philadelphia: The Cradle of America.”
With Daniel Halford. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

friday   |  25

Lunch & Learn.
“Café by the Bay” for Holocaust survivors. At JFCS, 2150 Post St., S.F. 2 p.m. $5. (415) 449-3851.



saturday   |  19

Henry Coe State Park 12 mile loop.
In the South Bay. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10:30 a.m. Free. (510) 451-5252.

“To the Stars and Beyond.” In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles.  5:30 p.m. $3. (408) 738-1319.

sunday   |  20

Coffee and event meeting.
Jewish East Bay Singles 55+. Barnes & Noble, Jack London Square. 10 a.m. (510) 581-1798.

Briones-Reservoir-Bear Creek Trail. In the East Bay. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10:30 a.m. $3. (925) 228-4213.

Breakfast and Banter. Mensch Link. At Bean Scene Café, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 11 a.m. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

thursday   |  24

Potluck discussion group.
At private home in Pleasanton. Jewish Easy Bay Singles 55+. 6:30 p.m. (510) 581-1798.

saturday   |  26

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