“The Kabbalistic Poetry of Kubrick.” S.F. Rabbi Aubrey Glazer presents gallery chat on “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. http://www.thecjm.org
“The Passover Haggadah: Digital Perspectives.” Three students immersed in the topic discuss how Jewish communities around the world transform haggadahs to meet their local needs. At the Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 12 p.m. Free. http://www.magnes.berkeley.edu
“Speak UP: For Justice and Equality” will celebrate civil rights victories as people enjoy appetizers and drinks in the Menlo Park gallery hosting the immersive “Living Digital Space” exhibit.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at PACE Art + Technology, 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. $100 in advance, $125 at door. http://www.adl.org/speakup
6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St., Berkeley. $5-$10. http://www.urbanadamah.org
Ensemble for These Times. Performance by soprano, pianist and cellist formerly known as Jewish Music and Poetry Project. Focus is on bringing unknown, forbidden and forgotten music to light. At Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland. 12 p.m. Free. Also Oct. 30 at Berkeley Piano Club, 2747 Haste St., Berkeley. 3 p.m. $15-$20. http://www.e4tt.org
Makhelat Hashachar choir of Japan. Performance of Jewish liturgical melodies, Israeli folk songs and traditional Japanese music by members of Japan Christian Friends of Israel. Part of Under One Tent book and arts festival. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.underonetent.org/2016 (See story, 25)
kids & family
“Saturdays Unplugged: Sukkot.” Activities for kids include mini-dwellings, ukulele jam, storytime and playground; etrog cocktails for adults. Music at 4:30 p.m. by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir followed by Havdalah. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. http://www.jccsf.org
“Eat, Pray, Lulav.” Family-oriented Sukkot festival at new Urban Adamah farm. With farm activities, arts and crafts, Sukkot scavenger hunt, organic food for purchase and live music. Bring canned food to donate. At Urban Adamah, 1151 6th St., Berkeley. 1 to 4 p.m. $10-$15, discounts for families. http://www.urbanadamah.org
film & video
“Yam’s Journey.” Israeli documentary about a teen boy with cerebral palsy traveling with his father to Europe for his bar mitzvah. Part of International Disability Film Festival. In Hebrew with English subtitles. At the Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 1 p.m. $12. http://www.superfestfilm.com
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Opening night of 25th annual festival includes documentary “Hagiga: The Story of Israeli Cinema” (in Hebrew with English subtitles), Q&A with producer Arik Bernstein and actor Mike Burstyn, and reception. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $45. http://www.svjff.org (See story, 26)
“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.” Film about a woman’s prolonged, infuriating legal battle to get a divorce in Israel. In Hebrew with English subtitles. At the Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 6 p.m. Free, but RSVP required. http://www.tinyurl.com/magnes-israeli-films
lectures & workshops
“Writing Our Book of Life.” Writing workshop led by Rabbi Dorothy Richman. No experience necessary. Focus is on entering a new year. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 2 p.m. $8. http://www.jcceastbay. org/days-of-awe
“Talking Israel: With Our Friends, Our Kids, Ourselves.” David Waksberg, CEO of Jewish LearningWorks, presents strategies for more effective, less difficult conversations. At Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 10 a.m. Free. http://www.etzchayim.org
“American Judaism 2016: From Theory to Practice and Back.” Lecture by Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold N. Eisen. Sponsored by Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. At Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture. Free, but RSVP requested. http://www.tinyurl.com/eisen-lecture-2016
Venice Jewish Poet Sarra Copia Sulam. Writer-educator Kathleen Ann Gonzalez discusses the life of Sulam in 17th-century Venice. Co-sponsored by Museo Italo Americano. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1:30 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org
“Making Shabbat Your Own.” How to introduce or customize Shabbat rituals in your family. Second of five workshops on interfaith families led by Dawn Kepler. Sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges. At Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. 10:30 a.m. $8. (510) 845-6420
“Jewnetics: Breast Cancer, BRCA and Beyond.” Presentation on Jewish genetics and associated elevated health risks with genetics counselor, oncology specialist and cancer patient. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 9:30 a.m. Free, but registration required. http://www.tinyurl.com/emanuel-brca
Karaite Judaism. Talk by Shawn Lichaa, author and founder of the Karaite Press, on foundations of Karaite Judaism. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 1 p.m. $15. http://www.paloaltojcc.org
Bay Area Community Memorial for Shimon Peres. Honoring in words and music the life of Israel’s former prime minister and president. Co-sponsored by five local Jewish organizations. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. ww.tinyurl.com/jcrc-peres
benefits & social events
Pink Ribbon at the PJCC. Annual fundraising event for breast cancer awareness, with keynote presentation on BRCA and the elevated cancer risk for Ashkenazi Jews. Large lineup of fundraising workout classes. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 9 a.m. Free to attend, drop-in genetic counseling sessions until 1 p.m. for $249. http://www.pjcc.org/pink (See story, 2)
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of NorCal. Induction ceremony for class of 2016 with dinner banquet, marking 10th anniversary and “Year of the Woman.” Awards, celebrity reception and silent auction. At Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. main event. $175. http://www.jshofnc.org
“Art of Living.” New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, raffle and more at annual gala fundraiser for Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 5:30 p.m. $75-$150. http://www.jfcs-eastbay.org (See story, 2)
spiritual & holiday
Shabbat in the Sukkah. Family-oriented Sukkot-Shabbat celebration with dinner and music by the Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood). At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 6 p.m. $10-$20, under 2 free. http://www.paloaltojcc.org/sukkotshabbat
Sukkot Barbecue. Kosher hot dogs and hamburgers and veggie burgers. Sukkah located on athletic field, so bring blanket, balls, Frisbees, etc. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 12:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested. http://www.apjcc.org
Aaron Hahn Tapper. Book launch, lecture and author reading for University of San Francisco professor’s new publication“Judaisms,” which looks at history of Jewish cultures. At USF’s McLaren Conference Center, 2130 Fulton St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free. http://www.tinyurl.com/judaisms-book-launch. Also Nov. 3 at Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. $28-$38. http://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/jessi-klein
Myra Strober. Stanford professor emerita, labor economist and feminist pioneer reflects on her revolutionary life and groundbreaking work detailed in her memoir “Sharing the Work.” At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org
“Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.” San Francisco author Steve Silberman shares his discoveries and insights on autism. Jewish LearningWorks is a co-sponsor. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 9 a.m. Free. http://www.betham.org
“Two Among the Righteous Few.” Local author Marty Brounstein discusses his book about a Catholic couple in the Netherlands who saved Jews from the Holocaust. At Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. 7 p.m. Free. (650) 948-1083
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.
“Ned Kahn: Negev Wheel.” Huge kinetic sculpture containing sand from the Negev desert by sculptor Ned Kahn. Through Jan. 8, 2017. “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition.” Extensive exploration of works by the “2001” filmmaker, including his unfinished project “Aryan Papers,” a Holocaust survival story. Closes Oct. 30. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Latest installation in long-running CJM exhibit featuring collaboration between local artist Kota Ezawa and contemporary dancer James Kirby Rogers. Through Jan. 17, 2017. http://www.thecjm.org
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St., S.F.
“Haiku and Prayers: Where Jewish and Japanese Converge.” Exhibit by local photographer Sonia Melnikova-Raich on the spiritual and literary connections between the cultures. Through Dec. 11. http://www.jewishlearningworks.org
Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger
1400 Camino Tassajara, Danville
High Holy Days exhibit. Seasonal display of antique and contemporary Judaica and artifacts. Through Dec. 31. (925) 648-2800
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
“I-Tal- Yah: An Island of Divine Dew — Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture.” Exhibit of Italian Jewish artifacts from the last five centuries. Through Dec. 16. “From Mendelssohn to Mendelssohn.” Exhibit exploring the illustrious German-Jewish family of composers. Through Dec. 16. “The Jewish World: A Book Installation.” Exhibition of selected pages from the Magnes’ illustrated catalog of artifacts. Through June 30, 2017. http://www.magnes.berkeley.edu
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, Building C
Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street, S.F.
“Brooklyn and Botanicals.” Exhibit of black-and-white photos by William Castellana capturing textures and traditions of Satmar Hasidic way of life in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through Jan. 15, 2017. Free. http://www.museoitaloamericano.org
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
“We Are the Bridge: An Interfaith Art Exhibit.” Showcase of works by more than 30 local artists of different faiths. Theme is reconciliation and bridge-building. Through Jan. 7, 2017. www. marinjcc.org/interfaith-exhibit
save the date
Israeli singer Noa in concert
Nov. 6 in San Francisco
KlezCalifornia Cabaret by the Bay
Nov. 20 in San Rafael
Oct. 21, 2016 / Tishrei 19, 5777
Light candles at 6:05 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 7:02 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2016 / Tishrei 21, 5777
Oct. 23, 2016 / Tishrei 22, 5777
Light candles at 6:59 p.m.
Oct. 24, 2016 / Tishrei 23, 5777
Holiday ends at 6:58 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2016 / Tishrei 26, 5777
Light candles at 5:57 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 6:54 p.m.