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art

friday/28

“Amy’s Tattoos.” Gallery talk by artist and tattoo master Don Ed Hardy on the significance of Amy Winehouse’s tattoos. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org

wednesday/2

“Pop-Up Exhibition: Art, Memory and Argentina.” Argentine artist Andres Waissman talks with Buenos Aires gallerist Gachi Prieto about his work and the role of art in contemporary Argentina. Includes display of Waissman’s painting “La Familia.” At Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 12 p.m. Free. http://www.magnes.org

thursday/10

Painting by Sam Renaissance is based on a photo by Bryan Schwartz taken in Ghana.  photo/www.jewsofcolorrenaissance.org
Painting by Sam Renaissance is based on a photo by Bryan Schwartz taken in Ghana. photo/www.jewsofcolorrenaissance.org
Different strokes. Depicting unusual and dynamic Jewish communities worldwide, “Jews of Color: A Renaissance” features paintings by Oakland artist Sam Renaissance based on photographs. The opening reception will include a presentation by the organization Scattered Among the Nations, which produced the traveling exhibit, and music by Jewish soul musician Saul Kaye.

5 to 7 p.m. reception, Thursday, Sept. 10 at Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free. Exhibit runs through Dec. 13. http://www.marinjcc.org/jewsofcolor


music & dance

friday/28

Jeff Goldblum at Feinstein’s. An evening of music, small talk and movie trivia with the actor and his band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. At Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F. 8 p.m. Also Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. $60-$75 plus $20 dinner minimum. http://www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins

sunday/30

Hot Kugel Live. Concert of klezmer, Yiddish, Hebrew and other Jewish music from across the globe. At Jerusalem Grill & Bar, 1740 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell. 7 p.m. Included with dinner. Reservations recommended. (408) 866-2666

saturday/5

Classical music concert. “Classics of the Renaissance” performance of Mozart, Bach and Hayden for piano, flute, cello and violin. Preceded by dessert reception, followed by Selichot service. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. (415) 661-3383

sunday/6

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Veretski Pass
Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Veretski Pass
Cross-cultural convergence. When traditional Jewish and African American music meet at the CJM, expect the unusual. Vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell collaborates with local klezmer group Veretski Pass in musical works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Visual artist Meredith Leichnew’s animation enhances the performance.

3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 at Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $10-$15. http://www.thecjm.org



theater

friday/28

Bay Area Deaf Dance Festival. With narrative piece “Two Worlds” by Israeli dancers Amnon Damti and Jill Damti-Feingold. At ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F. 8 p.m. Also Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. $12-$30. http://www.tinyurl.com/deafdance2015


film & video

sunday/30

“Plastic Man.” Documentary about Pacifica resident Jerry Ross Barrish and his journey from businessman to artist. Barrish will attend. At Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. http://www.plasticmanbarrish.com



lectures & workshops

sunday/30

Dani Klein Modisett
Dani Klein Modisett
Secret to a happy marriage. A stand-up comedy and storytelling show will celebrate Dani Klein Modisett’s new book “Take My Spouse, Please.” Over cocktails, fellow television comedy writers, performers and producers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) will deliver comic perspectives on the value of laughter in marriage.

6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $20-$30. http://www.paloaltojcc.org/theater/take-my-spouse-please

“Creative Cuisine and its Religious Symbolism for the High Holy Days.” Presentation by chef Alison Negrin and Rabbi Debra Kohn. At Reutlinger Community, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. 3:30 p.m. $18. RSVP appreciated. (925) 964-2065 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Making a Divine Challah.” Challah dough-making and braiding workshop; each participant takes home a loaf to bake. Advance registration required. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. http://www.urbanadamah.org/events/making-divine-challah-august

“Radical Jewish Culture: From Music to Poetry.” Poet and performer Jake Marmer gives the annual Larry Cohen Judaic Arts lecture. Includes brunch. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto. 10:30 a.m. Free. http://www.kolemeth.org

monday/31

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

tuesday/1

“Supporting Nepal’s Recovery.” Special briefing on American Jewish World Service’s disaster relief efforts for the Nepal earthquake. At Sens restaurant, 4 Embarcadero Center, S.F. 5 p.m. Free. (415) 597-3287

wednesday/2

“A Civil Discourse: Iran Deal Discussion.” Panel presentation with Nobel laureate in physics Burton Richter and Abraham Sofaer of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Sponsored by APJCC, Congregation Sinai and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. At Congregation Sinai, 1352 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose. 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Rabbis Roundtable: The Meaning of Repentance.” Local rabbis share their beliefs about repentance, sin, forgiveness and the human condition. At PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 7 p.m. Free, but preregistration required. http://www.pjcc.org

saturday/5

“Return Again: Poetry Writing Workshop on Teshuvah.” Poet and Judaic scholar Marsha Falk will discuss her work and lead a poetry-writing workshop. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7 p.m. dessert and havdallah, 7:45 p.m. workshop, 9 p.m. Selichot service. Free. http://www.emanuelsf.org

sunday/6

“Jewish Unity.” Talk by visiting Rabbi Eli Mansour. Co-sponsored by Anshey Sfard and Magain David San Francisco. At Congregation Anshey Sfard, 1500 Clement St., S.F. 7:30 p.m $26 suggested donation. (415) 846-6380

tuesday/8

“At the Forefront of Combating Religious Extremism in Israel.” Former Knesset member and activist Rabbi Dov Lipman will discuss the relationship between religion and state in Israel. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. $10. http://www.oaklandsinai.org

thursday/10

“Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines and Other Existential Puzzles.” Humorous discussion on day-to-day human psychology with Israeli American behavioral economist Dan Ariely. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $27-$37. http://www.tinyurl.com/jccsf-danariely

“Creating Spirituality Through Architectural Design.” Lecture by Bay Area architect Martin Bernstein, sponsored by the Sequoia chapter of Hadassah. At Congregation Emek Beracha, 4102 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $15. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


benefits & social events

friday/28

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, $25 suggested dinner donation. http://www.chabadsf.org

sunday/30

Bocce Challenge. Competition for novices and experts alike, with prizes and light refreshments. Proceeds benefit student athletics and scholarship programs of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California. At Campo di Bocce, 565 University Ave., Los Gatos. 2 to 5 p.m. $75 entry fee; $250 per team. Registration required. http://www.jshofnc.org/bocceball

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Kumzits. The group celebrates its 10th anniversary at a singing and dancing party with Yiddish and Hebrew songs. At Bothwell Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore. 10:30 a.m. Free. RSVP to (925) 485-1049

American Friends of MDA Red Star Gala. Dinner, entertainment and a ceremony honoring Maurice Kanbar and Lior Tamir. Proceeds to benefit Magen David Adom’s new national blood center. At Hilton Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner and program. $180-$360. http://www.afmda.org/SF-Gala

Israel Innovations Fair. All-day event featuring representatives and exhibits from more than a dozen technology companies, as well as speakers from Ben-Gurion University and the Arava Institute. At David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. http://www.israelinnovationsfair.com

Sonoma County Israel Fair. Israel education and celebration event with speakers, exhibits, Israeli food and children’s activities. At Friedman Event Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. (707) 537 2211 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Israeli folk dancing with Allen King. An afternoon of classic Israeli dancing with potluck food and drinks. At Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. $10. http://www.ashkenaz.com

Briones Reservoir-Bear Creek Trail Hike. Eight-mile (four-hour) hike along southern side of Briones Reservoir with Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at Orinda BART station entrance. 10:30 a.m. $1. (925) 228-4213

Sonoma County interfaith gathering. Workshops and group program followed by vegetarian potluck dinner. Programs for kids and child care available. At Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 3 to 8 p.m. Free. (707) 775-4475 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

monday/7

Labor Day open house. Kosher BBQ, games, arts and crafts and children’s activities. At Congregation B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. (925) 934-9446 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

wednesday/9

Rosh Hashanah Jewish pop-up. Honey and apple tastings, Reboot’s 10Q graffiti wall, “Ask a Rabbi” booth and information about the “hows and whys” of the Jewish New Year. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. http://www.marinjcc.org

thursday/10

Women’s Philanthropy Friendship Breakfast. Social event catered by Jerusalem Grill & Bar. Child care for ages 2-6 available. At Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 8:15 a.m. Free, but donations of feminine hygiene products requested for Dignity Drive. http://www.jvalley.org


spiritual & holiday

saturday/5

Selichot preparation class and service. Q&A with Rabbi Dean Kertesz, followed by Havdallah ceremony and Selichot service. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 7:30 p.m. class, 8:30 p.m. service. Free. http://www.tbhrichmond.org

“Relax, Remember and Renew.” Selichot service with Rabbi Mark Melamut. Preceded by dinner, music and Havdallah service. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. (415) 661-3383

save the date

Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Oct. 1-31

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival

Opens Oct. 10

Friends of the IDF 2015 Gala

San Francisco, Oct. 11



books

sunday/30

“Two Among the Righteous Few.” Author Marty Brounstein discusses his book about the rescue of more than two dozen Jewish children from the Holocaust by a Christian couple in the Netherlands. Dinner included, book signing to follow. At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek. 6 to 8:30 p.m. $18. http://www.tinyurl.com/ tikvah-org-brounstein

“It Couldn’t Have Been the Pay.” Irving Rothstein discusses his book about his experiences as a public school teacher in San Francisco. Book signing to follow. At Dayenu Judaica, 3220 California St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. http://www.dayenu.com

wednesday/9

“The Pope and Mussolini.” Book discussion about David Kertzer’s stories from the Vatican’s secret archives, including the suppressed statement by Pope Pius XI condemning the Nazis. At Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. $5, free with membership or student ID. http://www.commonwealthclub.org

“An Evening with Sasha Abramsky.” The journalist discusses his new memoir “The House of Twenty Thousand Books,” which details the renowned library and salon created by his grandparents. At Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. Also Sept. 10 at Mechanic’s Institute Library, 57 Post St., S.F. 6 p.m. $15. Also Sept 17 at Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.tinyurl.com/abramsky-readings


ongoing

art

Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

“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 classic Jewish cartoonists, including Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, R. Crumb, Yaakov Kirschen and others. Closes 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.” Featuring photographs and possessions of the late Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter. Through Nov. 1. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Fourth installation of the collaborating-artist project with Bay Area artist David Wilson and Magnes Collection curator Francesco Spagnolo. Through Jan. 3. http://www.thecjm.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. “Larger Than Life: Jonah and the Fish: Maftir Yonah.” Exhibition centering on an illuminated Book of Jonah by Mordechai Beck and David Moss. Through Dec. 18. “Living by the Book: The Jewish Bible and the Everyday Power of Text.” Through Dec. 18 and Jan. 26 to June 24, 2016. http://www.magnes.org

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Shakuf.” Exhibit of glass art by Israeli artist Sarit Khen. Through Nov. 30. “Rough Around the Edges.” Paper art exhibit by Ronni Jolles, featuring work inspired by her Jewish upbringing and trips to Israel. Through Dec. 7. http://www.ofjcc.org

 

jewish calendar

Aug. 28 / Elul 13, 5775

Light candles at 7:27 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:24 p.m.

Sept. 4, 2015 / Elul 20, 5775

Light candles at 7:17 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:13 p.m.