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Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri’s large-scale, photo-realistic oil paintings pairing women with natural settings.

Through June 30. At Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.


Conversations with Artists. Merav Tzur and Tucker Nichols discuss the manipulation of science in their artwork. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 1 p.m. Included with admission.


“An American Experience: Growing Up Jewish in America.” Exhibit displays heritage of residents and family members of the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Through July 29. At the Jewish Heritage Museum, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.

Book exhibition. Bestselling Israeli books translated into Chinese and English. On display and to borrow.  Through July 1. At S.F. Public Library Chinatown Campus, 135 Powell St., S.F. Also at S.F. Public Library Main Campus, 100 Larkin St., S.F.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Through Oct. 16. “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought.” Exhibit that explores tree design, purpose and Jewish thought. Through Sept. 9. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Through Oct. 16. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“The Last Jews of Yemen.” Photos and journal entries by Rachael Strecher and Josh Berer documenting Yemen’s Jewish population. Through June 28. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

“Maqama.” Photographs of U.S. by Israeli Bay Area resident Chami Lerner. Through June 29. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

“More Than Enough: Redefining Excess.” Jewish artists answer “When do we need more than enough?” Through Aug. 5. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“The Sacred Word: A Sculptural and Print Exploration of Hebrew and Chinese Characters.” Art by Joyce Steinfeld. Through June 5. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

“Sephardic Women of Turkey.” Photographs by Audrey Ray Daniel. Through Aug. 24. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

“Treasures from the Gershwin Archive.” Exhibit of memorabilia from the trust of Ira and Leonore Gershwin, including music covers, personal photographs and sketches. Through June 15. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F.


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