“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
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
Matisyahu rocks Silicon Valley
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
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
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
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
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
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film & video
“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
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
“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
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
‘Across the American-Israeli Divide’
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
“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
“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
“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
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
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
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
spiritual & holiday
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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