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“Street Light: The Urban Impressionism of Lawrence Kushner.” Reception for exhibit of oil paintings of San Francisco inspired by the Kabbalah. Rabbi Kushner will be on hand for the reception. On display through Nov. 4. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.marinjcc.org. (See story, 19)
“Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory.” Reception for Laurie Wohl’s creation of textile panels using Christian, Jewish and Muslim poetry. On display through Dec. 13. At Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley.
5 p.m. Free. http://www.care-gtu.org/doug_adams_gallery.php.
“Peace in Mind.” Opening of exhibit of Judaic art by Lori Greenblat-Wick incorporating handmade papers, ribbons and metals. Through Oct. 21. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. http://www.paloaltojcc.org.
“Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.” More than 80 snapshots of the late poet’s pals, plus related programming. Through Sept. 8. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. http://www.thecjm.org.
“Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.” Modern artists express theological concepts through paintings, sculptures, photography, video and installation art. From the SFMOMA collection. Through Oct. 27. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. http://www.thecjm.org.
“Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Eis.” Exhibit paying tribute to the artist, founder and curator of the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley and the Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger in Danville. Through Nov. 10. At Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. http://www.rcjl.org.
“Shabbat Art: Lines that Cross Lines.” Watercolor sketches of Shabbat services by artist-in-residence Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen. Through Oct. 13. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. http://www.pjcc.org.
“The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel.” First retrospective of her collection, ranging from surrealism to American landscapes. Through Oct. 13. At M.H. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F. http://deyoung.famsf.org.
“Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012.” Exhibit about the Swedish diplomat whose actions helped save tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. On display through Nov. 30. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. http://www.jccsf.org.
“Traditional by Conception, Modern by Design.” Contemporary Judaica by different artists. Through Sept. 16. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Free. http://www.emanuelsf.org/museum or (415) 751-2535.
“Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel.” Artwork from seven of his celebrated graphic novels on display, including “To the Heart of the Storm,” an autobiographical account of his time in World War II and the anti-Semitism he and his family faced. Through Nov. 10. At Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F. http://www.cartoonart.org.
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