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“The Art of Prophetic Justice.” Works of San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim. “Wide-Angle Lens.” Jewish photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. Through Feb. 3. 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. Through April 28. “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.” Exhibit of art by the author-illustrator. Through Feb. 24. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker.” Multimedia exhibit by writer and historian Moira Roth on the life of a fictional Czech Jew. Through June 28. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. Free.

“Traces of Memory.” Exhibit pieces together new ways of understanding Poland’s Jewish heritage. Through February. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free.

“Verses Illuminated.” Illustrations to sacred texts, by Rabbi Me’irah Illinsky. Through Feb. 24. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 1485 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Free.

“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. At Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University.


“The World Stage: Israel.” Opening and launch party for Kehinde Wiley exhibit of portraits of men in Israel. With performance by Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop artist Kalkidan Mashasha. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $60-$100. Advance tickets required at


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