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Aw, shuks

Some 40 artists representing 10 Bay Area synagogues will gather under one roof to display their work at the Community Shuk Arts and Crafts Fair at Temple Sinai in Oakland. Everything from jewelry to photography to sculpture (and, of course, Chanukah gifts galore) will be on sale at this third annual event. To make matters more delicious, the Old World Food Truck and Grand Bakery of Oakland will be on hand to sell their edible wares, and Peter Bonos will perform klezmer music starting at 1 p.m.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. Free.


Free First Tuesday. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.


“The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.” Opening of exhibit on the children’s author and illustrator. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $10-$12, 18 and younger free.


“The Art of Prophetic Justice.” Works of San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim. Through Feb. 3, 2013. “Wide-Angle Lens.” Jewish photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. Through Feb. 3, 2013. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Ongoing. “The Radical Camera.” Photography exhibit on New York’s historic Photo League. Through Jan. 31, 2013. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Ongoing. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Imaging Religions.” Visual and textual expressions of religious beliefs. Includes Jewish scrolls, Orthodox coins, Catholic paintings and more. Through Jan. 31, 2013. At Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free.

“La Habana.” Photos of Jewish life in Cuba by Victoria Montoro Zamorano. Through Nov. 17. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F.

“Memories from Syria.” Avraham Shemi-Shoham’s paintings on life of the Halab community, which fled to Israel. Through Nov. 7. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free.

“Reborn: Posters from the European Jewish Cultural Renaissance, 1963-1994,” “Typo/Graphics: Studying Jewish Types in Print and Photography,” “The Inventory Project” and “Modern Jewish History 101: The Art Files.” Through Dec. 16. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley.

“A Retrospective: Then and Now.” Ceramic Judaica by Susan Duhan Felix. Through Jan. 27, 2013. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“A War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Selections from exhibit by the Nazis in 1937 that aimed to turn public opinion against modern art. Through Feb. 24, 2013. At Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University.

“You Did WHAT To My Comics?” Illustrations of Torah stories by Brynjegard-Bialik using collages of comic books. Through Nov. 30. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free.


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