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CALENDARApril17_2015

art

saturday/18

“Hands On: Works from 2007-2014.” Opening reception for exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages by Moroccan-born Israeli Miriam Cabessa. Exhibit through June 4. At Dryansky Gallery, 2120 Union St., S.F. 7 to 10 p.m. Free. http://www.thedryansky.com

friday/24

“Artist on Craft: Terry Berlier.” Artist talks about process and ideas behind her work in the 2015 Dorothy Saxe Invitational. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

wednesday/29

“Pop-Up Exhibition: Filling the Gaps: Reading the Bible with Commentaries.” Rabbi David Kasher, Kevah’s senior rabbinic educator, discusses the Mikraot Gedolot., the Bible and rabbinic commentaries. At Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 12 p.m. Free. http://www.magnes.org

thursday/30

“In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Opening of the third installation of the collaborating-artists project, with Bay Area visual artist Anthony Discenza and horror author Peter Straub. Includes reception and artist talk. Exhibit through July 14. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6 to 8 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org


music & dance

sunday/19

Red Hot Chachkas. Featuring up-tempo klezmer sextet. Part of concert series at Cinnabar Theater, 3333 N. Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma. 7:30 p.m. $26-$30. http://www.cinnabartheater.org

“My Blue Piano/Beautiful Wonders.” Yom HaShoah musical event featuring the world premiere of two new commissions for the Jewish Music & Poetry Project. At Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F. 3 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.jewishmusicandpoetryproject.webs.com

“Yes, We Sang!” Musical tribute to Holocaust victims by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Nigunim Community Folk Chorus and Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4 p.m. $10, seniors and children free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

tuesday/21

Jaffa Road. Performance by contemporary Jewish fusion band playing Middle Eastern, Indian, jazz and rock genres. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 12 p.m. $15 includes buffet lunch. RSVP by April 19. http://www.paloaltojcc.org


kids & family

friday/17

Marissa Moss. Author celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Amelia” series, as well as her latest release, “Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook.” At Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. (415) 821-3477.

sunday/19

Post-Passover Pajama Pancake Breakfast. Wear pajamas for games, stories, raffle prizes and lots of pancakes. Gluten-free options available. Proceeds benefit the young-families programs of Congregation Kol Emeth. RSVP requested. At Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 9:30 a.m. $10-$15, free for kids under 3. http://www.tinyurl.com/Pancakes-Breakfast2015

sunday/26

Hebrew storytelling for preschoolers. Children’s program with Koren Zuckerman includes puppets, stories, crafts and dancing. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St, S.F. 11 a.m. Free. RSVP requested.  http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org

JCHS writing workshop. Middle-school students are invited to improve their creative writing skills through a variety of exercises. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. (415) 694-5772 ext. 103 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

URJ Camp Newman open house. Family-fun festival with PJ Library includes arts and crafts, stories, hay rides, nature walks and more. At Camp Newman, 4088 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, but $5 for BBQ lunch. http://www.campnewman.org/event/openhouse


theater

thursday/23

“Yiddish Night Live!” Musical comedy show with Gerry Tenney, Arje Shaw and Jim Rebhan. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $15-$20. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Aim Chai Comedy Night.” Featuring Jewish comedians Mike Capozzola, Aviva Siegal, Samson Koletkar, Heather Gold and Joe Nguyen. Includes refreshments and a silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Gan Noe Jewish Preschool. At Virachocha, 988 Valencia St., S.F. 7 p.m. $36. http://www.gannoe.myevent.com


film & video

friday/24

“Iris.” Documentary about the life of quirky fashion icon Iris Apfel. Part of S.F. International Film Festival. At Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 881 Post St., S.F. 2 p.m. Also on April 26 at 2 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.sffs.org

saturday/25

“Havana Curveball.” Documentary about a San Francisco teen’s efforts to bring baseball equipment to kids in Cuba as his bar mitzvah project. At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. Donations of gently used baseball equipment for Monument Crisis Center welcome. http://www.tikvah.org

“City of Gold.” Film explores the life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold. Part of S.F. International Film Festival. At Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 881 Post St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Also April 28 at 9:15 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.sffs.org

Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival. Opening-night reception followed by screening of “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem.” At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. 6:20 p.m. reception (free), 7 p.m. movie ($8). http://www.santacruzjewishfilmfestival.com

sunday/26

“A Borrowed Identity.” Film about the first Arab student trying to fit in at a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school. Part of S.F. International Film Festival. At Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 881 Post St., S.F. 1 p.m. Also April 30 at 8:30 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.sffs.org



lectures & workshops

friday/17

“After the Israeli Elections: America, Israel and the Democratic Future.” Kabbalat Shabbat services, dinner and discussion about the recent Israeli elections with Haaretz columnist Peter Beinart in conversation with New Israel Fund CEO Daniel Sokatch. Co-sponsored by The Kitchen and NIF. At S.F. Friends School, 250 Valencia St., S.F. 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. $9-$24. http://www.thekitchensf.org

Ruth Messinger. American Jewish World Service president discusses global issues and the work of AJWS. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.bethelberkeley.org. Also April 18 at 1:15 p.m. at Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and 6:30 p.m. at Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post St., S.F. (http://www.ajws.org). Also April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Log Cabin in the Presidio, 1299 Storey Ave., S.F. RSVP required. http://www.ajws.org

sunday/19

“From Melting Post to Post-Ethnicity.” Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, head of school at Kehillah Jewish High School, discusses identity in American Jewish Life. Part of Congregation Beth Am’s 60th birthday programming. At Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.betham.org

“Hollywood’s Spies.” S.F. State professor Laura Rosenzweig discusses Jewish infiltration of Nazi and pro-Nazi groups during the 1930s and ’40s. Part of Exploring the World of Judaism series. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 9:30 a.m. Free. (510) 812-0674

“Entry Denied!” Herta Weinstein talks about “Voyage of the Damned,” when the S.S. St. Louis was prevented from delivering Jewish refugees fleeing World War II to Cuba and the United States. Part of Kol Hadash’s monthly bagel brunch. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10. http://www.kolhadash.org

monday/20

“World War I and the Jews.” Professors Derek Penslar of Oxford University and Steven Zipperstein of Stanford University discuss the Jewish war experience. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free, but reservations required. http://www.jccsf.org

“Sephardic Encounters with Modernity: Tradition and Tolerance.” With Jewish history educator Adam Eilath. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org

tuesday/21

“From Joshua to Jesus: Jews of Galilee.” Three-part Taubman lecture series with Tel Aviv University professor Elchanan Reiner. At Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 7 p.m. Continues April 23 at 5 p.m. and April 28 at 7 p.m. Free. www. magnes.org

wednesday/22

“Between Honor and Authenticity: Zionism as Theodor Herzl’s Life Project.” Presentation by Oxford University professor Derek Penslar. At Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Studies, 295 Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley. 5 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/JLILES.htm

“From Selma to Ferguson.” Bay Area civil rights attorney Robert Rubin discusses his work fighting for voting rights and racial equality and progress made in the last 50 years. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6 p.m. Free, but registration requested. http://www.urbanadamah.org (See story, 7)

thursday/23

Israeli soldiers tell their stories. Visiting reserve-duty Israel Defense Force soldiers discuss Israeli-Arab conflict. Sponsored by Congregation Shomrei Torah, StandWithUs and Hillel of Sonoma County. At Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 10:30 a.m. Free. http://www.shomreitorah.org

friday/24

“All Is Love: Strengthening our Solidarity with People with Disabilities.” Disability advocate Ruti Regan speaks at Shabbat services as Congregation Sha’ar Zahav’s scholar-in-residence. At Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. (415) 861-6932 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

sunday/26

Avivah Zornberg  photo/debbie cooper
Avivah Zornberg photo/debbie cooper
Inside the women’s tent. Torah scholar and author Avivah Zornberg is back in the Bay Area with another series of thought-provoking lectures, this time focusing on misunderstood and underestimated women in the Bible. “Letter from an Unknown Woman: Joseph’s Dream” will examine the role of Rachel as a mystical, unfathomable presence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and “Sing — Now — to God!” will focus on the prophetess Miriam and the tensions with her brother Moses.

“Letter from an Unknown Woman: Joseph’s Dream,” 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Free. http://www.jcceastbay.org. “Sing — Now — to God!” 9 a.m. Monday, April 27 at Easton Hall, Graduate Theological Union, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free. http://www.gtu.edu

“Visualizing Holocaust Identities.” Art historian Stacy Schwartz discusses how educators can use visual art as a framework for teaching the Holocaust. At Jewish LearningWorks, 601 14th Ave., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Jewish Life in American Cinema: What’s Not to Like?” Final event in a four-part series examining Jews and Jewishness as portrayed in American film, with a focus on Jewish humor in the movies. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 4 p.m. $20. http://www.jccsf.org

“A Brief Stop on the Road to Auschwitz.” Author Göran Rosenberg discusses his prize-winning memoir about his father’s Holocaust survival. At Book Passage Marin, 61 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.bookpassage.com. Also April 27 at Stephens Hall, U.C. Berkeley. 4:30 p.m. Free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (510) 642-4484. Also April 28 at JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jccsf.org

“Wellness Fusion 2015.” An afternoon of lectures, demonstrations and workshops on Jewish and multicultural approaches to mental and physical wellness. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free. http://www.pjcc.org

“Madrassa/Midrasha Day of Learning: Women and Gender in Judaism and Islam.” Featuring U.C. Berkeley professor Robert Alter. At Graduate Theological Union, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley. 1 p.m. Free. http://www.gtu.edu

“Economic Justice — The Jewish Angle.” Bend the Arc regional director Susan Lubeck discusses the crisis of inequality. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 9:30 a.m. Free. (510) 451-3263 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Kabbalah and Society in 16th-Century Safed.” Kol Hadash bagel brunch with video lecture on the work of Isaac Luria and the rise of Kabbalah. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.kolhadash.org

“Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curaçao.” Presentation by Manfred Wolf about his family’s life as Holocaust refugees in the Dutch colony in the Caribbean. At Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org

monday/27

“Reflections on the Legacy of Nuremberg: The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials.” Two-day conference opens with screening of “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today” followed by Q&A with filmmaker Sandra Schulberg and law professor Richard Buxbaum. At Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. Free. Conference continues all day April 28 (cost varies) with free keynote by Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella. At Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 5 p.m. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/18284.htm

wednesday/29

“Understanding BDS on College Campuses.” Educational session about boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts happening on college campuses. With Rabbi Doug Kahn of S.F.-based Jewish Community Relations Council, S.F. State professor Marc Dollinger and the student president of Bears for Israel. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. http://www.marinjcc.org

thursday/30

“Women in Interfaith Relationships.” A discussion for girlfriends, wives, partners, mothers, grandmothers and other women with questions about roles and expectations. Sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges. At Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. 7:30 p.m. $8 non-members. (510) 845-6420

“Answering Tough Questions About Israel.” Israel Education Committee program with speaker Jonathan Carey of the Israeli advocacy group BlueStar. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.oaklandsinai.org

“Return to the Sea of Reeds.” Writer-performer Josh Kornbluth discusses the evolution of his current show. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org


benefits & social events

friday/17

“Mimouna: A Post-Passover Celebration with Jaffa Road.” Two-night Moroccan Jewish festival featuring performances by a Jewish fusion band. Moroccan-inspired dinners, henna painting, belly dancers, local musicians, more. Presented in collaboration with JIMENA. At Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Also April 18 at 7:30 p.m. $12-$72. http://www.tinyurl.com/beth-sholom-mimouna

saturday/18

Nirkoda! Monthly Israeli open-dancing party with requests. With DJ Aaron Alpert. At Congregation Etz Chaim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. $10, free for children and students under 25. http://www.nirkoda.com/saturday

Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Penitencia Creek hike to Alum Rock Park, San Jose. 2 p.m. $1 plus $6 park fee. Also April 25 at 2:30 p.m., easy five-mile walk along the shores of Alameda. Optional dinner after. Meet at intersection of Shoreline Drive and Broadway, Alameda. 2:30 p.m. $1. (408) 817-5696

sunday/19

photo/courtesy jccsf Cantor Henry Drejer, a survivor, lights memorial candle with high school students in 2014.
photo/courtesy jccsf Cantor Henry Drejer, a survivor, lights memorial candle with high school students in 2014.
Yom HaShoah. “Resilience Through Creativity,” San Francisco’s Holocaust remembrance event, pays homage to the art, music and poetry of the Shoah. In addition to a candlelighting and survivor testimonies, the community gathering features a Yiddish poetry workshop, the story of local partisan Mira Shelub and a screening of “The Defiant Requiem,” about the performance of the Verdi Requiem at Theresienstadt.

1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. http://www.tinyurl.com/lehrhaus-resilience, http://www.yomhashoahsf.eventbrite.com

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

sunday/26

 

Hubbub Club
Hubbub Club
Sumptuous Sonoma Sunday. Where can you find tasty Jewish food, Judaica, live music, free ice cream and a kids’ zone under one roof? “Simcha Sunday,” Sonoma County’s Jewish cultural festival, promises a rollicking good time, with entertainment by the Hubbub Club (“a cross between a New Orleans marching band and a Fellini movie”) and klezmer sensation Mama Loshn.

 

12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. Free. http://www.jccsoco.org

Santa Rosa Walk to End Genocide. Participants walk a two-mile loop to raise funds for Jewish World Watch, which provides assistance to refugees and survivors of genocide. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Preregistration required. 9 a.m. $10-$20. http://www.santarosa.walktoendgenocide.org


spiritual & holiday

saturday/18

Havdallah campfire and dance party. Camp Tawonga celebrates end of Shabbat at Urban Adamah with Havdallah, singing, talent show, snacks, more. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 8 to 11 p.m. $5-$10. http://www.urbanadamah.org

sunday/19

“Gevurah: Heroes Sung and Unsung.” Annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony featuring survivor accounts, music and memorial candlelighting. Sponsored by JCRC. At Sonoma County JCC Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 2 p.m. Free.www.jcrc.org

Marin community Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah. Includes survivors sharing their stories about Righteous Gentiles who helped save their lives. Co-presented by nine Jewish organizations. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free. (415) 479-3441

Yom HaShoah interfaith service. With speaker Jack Weinstein discussing “Memory and Legacy: A Holocaust Educator’s Journey.” At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.bethtorah-fremont.org

friday/24

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Farm. Service and potluck dinner, followed by poetry, music and dancing. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. Free, but advance registration requested. http://www.urbanadamah.org

saturday/25

“Saturday Nights for the Soul.” Havdallah service and interactive Jewish learning session with Rabbi Bridget of Jewish Gateways. At private residence in Berkeley. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishgateways.org

sunday/19

“Gevurah: Heroes Sung and Unsung.” Annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony featuring survivor accounts, music and memorial candlelighting. Sponsored by JCRC. At Sonoma County JCC Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 2 p.m. Free.www.jcrc.org

Marin community Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah. Includes survivors sharing their stories about Righteous Gentiles who helped save their lives. Co-presented by nine Jewish organizations. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free. (415) 479-3441

Yom HaShoah interfaith service. With speaker Jack Weinstein discussing “Memory and Legacy: A Holocaust Educator’s Journey.” At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.bethtorah-fremont.org

friday/24

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Farm. Service and potluck dinner, followed by poetry, music and dancing. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. Free, but advance registration requested. http://www.urbanadamah.org

saturday/25

“Saturday Nights for the Soul.” Havdallah service and interactive Jewish learning session with Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways. At private residence in Berkeley. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishgateways.org



books

sunday/19

“Germans and Jews and 1963.” Local author Alan Fleishman’s multimedia presentation on the historical background of his new book, “Lara’s Shadow,” about the aftermath of World War II. At Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. 5 p.m. Free. (650) 685-4911

wednesday/29

“Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God.” Author Steven Nightingale reads from his new book about coexisting Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in medieval Spain. Followed by a conversation with Rabbi Allen Bennett, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and Ameena Jandali of the Islamic Networks Group. At Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, S.F. 7 p.m. Free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


ongoing

on stage

Aurora Theater Co.

2081 Addison St., Berkeley

“Talley’s Folly.” Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play about a liberal Jewish immigrant pursuing the hand of a well-to-do non-Jewish woman in 1944 Missouri.

Through June 7. $35-$42. http://www.auroratheatre.org (See story, 26)

Novato Theater Co.

5420 Nave Drive, Suite C

“Fiddler on the Roof.” Through April 26. $12-$25. http://www.novatotheatercompany.org

art

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.

“Letters to Afar.” Exhibit of 1920s and ’30s movies that Jewish immigrants made in their Polish hometowns, as well as archival newsreels and historic Polish films. Through May 24. “Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies.” Exhibit of Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz’s portraits photographed in the 1930s. Through May 24. “Dorothy Saxe Invitational.” Exhibit of works by local artists based on the concept of the tzedakah box. Through May 17. “Bound to be Held: A Book Show.” Solo exhibition by conceptual artist Josh Greene celebrating the relationship between reader and book. Through June 28. http://www.thecjm.org

Hillel at Stanford

565 Mayfield Ave, Stanford

“Jews of Color: A Renaissance Project.” Exhibit of photographs and paintings spotlighting eclectic Jewish communities. Through June 1. http://www.stanford.hillel.org

Petaluma Museum

20 Fourth St.

“From Generation to Generation.” Exhibit showcasing Petaluma Congregation B’nai Israel’s 150-year history. Through April 26. Free. http://www.bnaiisrael.net

Jewish Community Library

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“Art as Midrash: Interpreting Jewish Text Through Art.” Exhibit featuring Jewish-themed textile and bead art by Claire Sherman and Barbara Cymrot, whose work, “Esther’s Mask,” is pictured above. Through May 14. 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. “The Secret Language of Flowers: Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950.” Exhibition of drawings and rudimentary maps made shortly after the formation of Israel by Ukraine-born artist Shmuel Lerner. Through June 26. http://www.magnes.org

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“Social Network Art Competition: Israel 2014-15.” Traveling show featuring undiscovered Israeli artists. Through June 1. http://www.marinjcc.org

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Not Forgotten.” Collage and mixed media exhibit depicting 20th-century Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa. Through May 20. http://www.paloaltojcc.org

Peninsula JCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

“Mi Polin/From Poland.” Exhibition of Judaica by Polish artists Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar. Through June 25. http://www.pjcc.org

 

jewish calendar

April 17, 2015/Nissan 28, 5775

Light candles at 7:29 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:29 p.m.

April 22, 2015/Iyar 3, 5775

Yom HaZikaron

Israel Memorial Day

April 23, 2015/Iyar 4, 5775

Yom HaAtzmaut

Israel Independence Day

April 24, 2015/Iyar 5, 5775

Light candles at 7:35 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:36 p.m.