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art

friday/24

Renny Pritikin on beauty. Lunchtime gallery talk by the CJM chief curator on the inspiration behind “Night Begins the Day” exhibition. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

thursday/30

“In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Opening of the fourth installation of the collaborating-artist project, with Bay Area artist David Wilson and Magnes Collection curator Francesco Spagnolo. Through Jan. 3. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Included with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. http://www.thecjm.org

“Not Forgotten.” Artist reception with Erella Teitler, creator of exhibit about Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. At Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. https://my.jewishfed.org/not-forgotten


music & dance

saturday/1

Hernandez Hideaway
Hernandez Hideaway
Hot klezmer dance party. Bay Area klezmer-Balkan group Hernandez Hideaway celebrates the launch of its album “Klezmerotica Sweethearts” at an Oakland dance party. Two other local bands, the Bodice Rippers and Carne Cruda, join in to heat up the dance floor. 

9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $10. http://www.hernandez-hideaway.com

wednesday/5

Ellis Island Old World Folk Band. Bay Area group performs traditional klezmer, Yiddish vocals and European folk music. At Le Bateau Ivre Restaurant, 2629 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. http://www.lebateauivre.net


kids & family

saturday/1

“Saturdays Unplugged.” Afternoon of kid-friendly activities, happy hour for adults and live music featuring the Hot Buttered Rum String Band. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. http://www.jccsf.org/unplugged


theater

thursday/30

9-Gcalendar-gold-judyGo for Gold. Laugh along with Emmy Award–winning comedian Judy Gold at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. In addition to her stand-up and theatrical performances, including “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” Gold has made multiple TV appearances and hosts the Kill Me Now podcast.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F. $25-$40 tickets, $20 dining minimum. http://www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins


film & video

wednesday/29

Josh Kornbluth
Josh Kornbluth
Paying his dues for love, and the IRS. Can a proverbial red diaper baby put his life back together after failing to file taxes for seven years? Monologist Josh Kornbluth takes on this hilariously daunting challenge in a romantic comedy directed by his brother, Jacob Kornbluth. The Castro screening (world premiere) will be followed by Q&A with the Kornbluths and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

8:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the Castro in S.F. Also 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at the California in Berkeley. $13-$14. http://www.sfjff.org/2015/films/love-taxes  



lectures & workshops

monday/27

Middle East discussion group. A member-led, informal roundtable discussion about current events. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.commonwealthclub.org


benefits & social events

friday/24

“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F. 5 p.m. Free, dinner $25 suggested donation. http://www.chabadsf.org

saturday/25

Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club hike. Five-mile Berkeley Marina hike followed by optional dinner. Meet at trailhead off Frontage Road, Berkeley. 2:30 p.m. $1. (408) 817-5686

monday/27

San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night. Watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Special ticketholders receive commemorative Kiddush cups and entry to a pregame party. At AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F. 7:15 p.m. http://www.sanfranciscogiants.mlb.com

tuesday/4

Oakland A’s Jewish Heritage Night. Watch the A’s take on the Baltimore Orioles. Special ticketholders receive a commemorative baseball cap and access to a pregame party with klezmer music by Orchestra Euphonos. At O.co Coliseum, 700 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 7 p.m. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com


spiritual & holiday

saturday/25

“Tisha B’Av — Finding Meaning in Brokenness.” Torah study session and Havdallah service marking the start of the holiday fast. Presented by Southside Jewish Collaborative. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tisha B’Av program. Screening of “With My Whole Broken Heart,” a documentary about uplifting responses from those who have lost loved ones to terrorism, war and the Holocaust. At S.F. Film School, 925 Mission St., S.F. 9 p.m. Suggested donation $10. http://www.chabadsf.org/TishaBav

saturday/1

Shabbat Va’etchanan. Rabbi Simon Benzaquen of Seattle’s Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation will give the sermon at Shabbat services, followed by luncheon. The rabbi also will teach an evening Torah class. At Congregation Anshey Sfard, 1500 Clement St., S.F.  9:15 a.m. sermon, 7 p.m. class. http://www.ansheysfardsf.org




ongoing

on stage

Julia Morgan Theater

2640 College Ave., Berkeley

“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performed by Berkeley Playhouse. Through Aug. 2. http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

“Triangle.” Musical about a scientist who unearths a mysterious connection to multiple Jewish casualties in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Performed by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Through Aug. 2. http://www.theatreworks.org

art

Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road

“Related Paintings: An Exhibition by Scott Switzer.” Expressionist paintings focusing on iconic biblical imagery. Through Oct. 7. http://www.apjcc.org

Congregation Emanu-El

2 Lake St., S.F.

“Jews and Cartooning.” Exhibit of art by classic Jewish cartoonists, including Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, R. Crumb, Yaakov Kirschen and others. Through Sept. 1. http://www.emanuelsf.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty.” Group exhibition examining technological innovation, the concept of time, and expressions of awe and fear. Through Sept. 20. “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” Exhibit featuring photographs and possessions of the late Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter. Through Nov. 1. http://www.thecjm.org

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Up/Down.” Art exhibition exploring the image of Jacob’s ladder and the significance of ladders in Jewish spirituality. Featuring works by painter/photographer Andréa D. Guerra and artist-spiritual director Elyssa Wortzman. Through Aug. 26. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age.” Interactive installation featuring objects, images, film reels and oral histories from the archives. Through Dec. 18. http://www.magnes.org

save the date

American Friends of Magen David Adom

Red Star Gala

Aug. 30

Wilderness Torah

Sukkot on the Farm

Oct. 1

 

jewish calendar

July 24, 2015 / Av 8, 5775

Light candles at 8:07 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:09 p.m.


Tisha B’Av observance

follows end of Shabbat

July 25, 2015 / Av 9, 5775


July 31, 2015 / Av 15, 5775

Light candles at 8:01 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:02 p.m.