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art

thursday/9

“Night Begins the Day: A Discussion.” Essayist Dodie Bellamy and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan talk about the CJM’s new exhibition with the curators. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Included with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. http://www.thecjm.org

friday/10

Gallery chat. Lunchtime lecture with CJM curator Lily Siegel discussing the paintings of Moira Dryer. Part of “Night Begins the Day” exhibit. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org


music & dance

saturday/11

Matisyahu rocks Silicon Valley

 Matisyahu photo/wikipedia
Matisyahu photo/wikipedia
The Grammy Award–nominated musician brings international flair to the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival, which also features musical performances by three Bay Area groups — Red Hot Chachkas, Hot Kugel and Octopretzel — along with art, carnival games, a KidZone, food and more. 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $5-$10, free for kids 17 and under. http://www.SiliconValleyJCC.org/music

Hot Buttered Rum. Performance by local “newgrass” band. Part of Osher Marin JCC’s Summer Nights Outdoor Concert series. At Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $20-$28, children under 18 free. http://www.marinjcc.org

sunday/12

Lazer Lloyd in concert. Israeli blues singer-songwriter-guitarist performs at Hayward Russell City Blues Festival. At Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St.. 11 a.m. $12-$20. http://www.bayareabluessociety.net. Also 7 and 9 p.m. at Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F. $20. http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/lazerlloyd


kids & family

sunday/28

Wilderness Torah’s “B’naiture” open house. Kids in 6th and 7th grades and their parents can learn about the nature-based education program. At Tilden Park, Berkeley. Kids 1 p.m. Free, RSVP requested. http://www.wildernesstorah.org/programs

sunday/5

Drop-in art making. Kids create artwork with recycled clock parts. In conjunction with “Night Begins the Day” exhibition. Also July 12. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 1 to 3 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org


theater

friday/26

Orquesta Victoria. Local tango dancers accompany 12-piece Argentine ensemble. Preceded by talk on “Jewish Life and Tango in Argentina” by Argentine sociologist Anita Epelbaum Weinstein. At Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, S.F. Also June 27 at San Anselmo Playhouse and June 28 at Palo Alto JCC. 7 p.m. talk, 8 p.m. concert. $20-$32. http://www.VillaCrespoProductions.com

 

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Jon Lovitz as Hanukkah Harry  photo/creative commons
Jon Lovitz as Hanukkah Harry photo/creative commons
Hanukkah Harry is coming to town, along with the Pathological Liar, Master Thespian and Annoying Man. Join Jon Lovitz, the comic actor featured on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Critic,” for three nights of standup at Cobb’s. July 10-12 at Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F. $30, two-drink minimum. http://www.cobbscomedy.com


film & video

saturday/27

“Hava Nagila.” Documentary about timeless Jewish song. RSVP requested. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. Doors open 6:30 p.m., movie at 7:15 p.m. Free, refreshments for sale. http://www.nertamidsf.org

wednesday/8

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival sneak preview. Program director Jay Rosenblatt presents clips from the 2015 festival, a behind-the-scenes look at film selection and a brief history of the SFJFF. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. Free.  http://www.marinjcc.org

thursday/9

“Sayed Kashua: Forever Scared.” Documentary explores the Israeli Arab writer and cultural icon. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org



lectures & workshops

friday/26

Limmud Bay Area 2015. A weekend of Jewish learning with seminars ranging from ancient text study to filmmaking to Jewish yoga. At Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Through Sunday, June 28. Prices vary. http://www.limmudbayarea.org

monday/29

‘Across the American-Israeli Divide’

Michael Oren
Michael Oren
American-born Michael Oren, who weathered one of the most tumultuous periods in recent Middle Eastern history as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, is a Knesset member, historian and best-selling author. He will share his perspective on the relationship between the two countries, as well as details from his recently published memoir, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.” 7 p.m. Monday, June 29 at JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. http://www.jccsf.org

Middle East discussion group. Member-led, informal roundtable about current events. At Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.commonwealthclub.org

monday/6

“Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language.” Seminar with educator, author and translator Ken Blady on the evolution and likely future of Yiddish and its variants. Sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $8. (510) 845-6420

sunday/12

“Challah-Baloo.” Challah-making seminar sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges. In Oakland; location provided with registration. 2 to 5 p.m. $25. http://www.lehrhaus.org


benefits & social events

Shabbat Pride

The Reform contingent at the June 2014 S.F. Pride Parade
The Reform contingent at the June 2014 S.F. Pride Parade
Pride weekend is here, and the Jewish community is ready to celebrate. Events include a Pride Freedom Seder at S.F. Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, a kosher “Pride B-Q” at Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El, a pre–Trans March Shabbat picnic organized by Keshet and Glitter Kehilla, and of course marching in the Pride Parade on Sunday. Check this week’s calendar listings for a schedule of Jewish events.

friday/26

“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour. At San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108. 6 p.m. drinks and live music; 8 p.m. Shabbat service and dinner. Free, $25 suggested dinner donation. http://www.chabadsf.org

saturday/27

Guadalupe River Trail Hike. Five-mile hike with Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at trailhead on Gold Street in Alviso. 2 p.m. $1 for each. (408) 817-5686. Also June 28: Lafayette Moraga Regional Trail Hike. Eight-mile hike to Lucille Lane, optional dinner to follow. Meet at EBMUD Valle Vista staging area, Moraga. 11 a.m. $1. (925) 228-4213

sunday/28

Jewish Culture Festival. Performances by Jeff Brody’s Klezmer Gypsy All Stars and Achi Ben Shalom, plus local artwork for sale, 18-minute “Chai Time” talks and Jewish food. At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. http://www.tbeaptos.org

Rocky Mountain Jewgrass. Live bluegrass with Jewish songs and lyrics. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $10-$20. Also June 29 at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $17-$19. http://www.rockymountainjewgrass.com

monday/29

Blue Monday. JCF’s Young Adult Division and LGBT community join together to benefit the LGBT fund. At the Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F. 6 to 9 p.m. $18 suggested. http://www.tinyurl.com/blue-monday-june

saturday/11

Café Shalom. Monthly Israeli folk dancing event. Dance requests and children welcome. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5-$8. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Facebook page


spiritual & holiday

friday/26

Shabbat Picnic at Trans March. Keshet and Glitter Kehilla co-sponsor a potluck picnic before the 6 p.m. Trans March for Pride weekend. Bring your own glitter. At Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores streets, S.F. 5 p.m. Free. http://www.keshetonline.org

Pride Shabbat Happy Hour. Celebration with music, snacks and signature cocktails. At JCCSF, 3200 California St. 4:45 p.m. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pride Freedom Seder. Special LGBTQ-specific service followed by Shabbat service and vegetarian potluck dinner. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 others. http://www.shaarzahav.org

Chardonnay Shabbat and “Pride-B-Q.” Services followed by kosher barbecue. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. wine, 6:15 p.m. service, dinner follows. Free. juliet@bethelberkeley

Pride Shabbat. Service and festive oneg Shabbat in celebration of Pride weekend. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. http://www.emanuelsf.org

saturday/27

Havdallah bonfire and ’80s dance party. With dessert potluck and popcorn. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 9 p.m. $5, free with advance registration. http://www.urbanadamah.org

saturday/11

Yeashore Havdallah Bonfire. Ritual, songs and kosher s’mores. Bring extra food and drinks. In the Oakland Hills; address given with RSVP. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



books

sunday/12

Drop-in Book Club: “Second Person Singular.” Discussion of Sayed Kashua’s novel about an Arab lawyer in western Jerusalem searching for his wife’s lover. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org


ongoing

on stage

The Marsh

1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“Melancholy, a Comedy.” Sara Felder tackles fictionalized relationship with partner with mental illness and Abraham Lincoln’s battle with depression. Closes June 28. http://www.themarsh.org

Julia Morgan Theater

2640 College Ave., Berkeley

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

art

Congregation Beth Shalom

1455 Elm St., Napa

“Israeli Festival of the Arts.” Exhibit and sale of works by Israeli artists, arranged by Jerusalem’s Safrai Fine Art Gallery. Ends June 28. http://www.cbsnapa.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.

“Bound to Be Held: A Book Show.” Solo exhibition by conceptual artist Josh Greene celebrating the relationship between reader and book. Closes June 28. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Third installation of the collaborating-artists project, with Bay Area visual artist Anthony Discenza and horror author Peter Straub. Through July 14. “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. 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. “The Secret Language of Flowers: Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950.” Exhibition of drawings and maps by Ukraine-born artist Shmuel Lerner. Closes June 26. http://www.magnes.org

 

save the date

Carmel Valley Jewish Food Festival

Carmel, Aug. 23

Sonoma County Israel Fair

Santa Rosa, Aug. 30

American Friends of MDA Red Star Ball

San Francisco, Aug. 30

 

jewish calendar

June 26, 2015 / Tammuz 9, 5775

Light candles at 8:18 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:23 p.m.

July 3, 2015/ Tammuz 16, 5775

Light candles at 8:17 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:22 p.m.

July 10, 2015/Tammuz 23, 5775

Light candles at 8:15 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:19 p.m