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Dr. David Gerbi performs his autobiographical one-man show, “Refugee, Rebel, Peacebuilder,” about his exile from Libya as a small boy with the rest of the Jewish population and his return in 2011 during the Arab Spring. Gerbi joined the new Libyan provisional government and began restoring one of the country’s ancient synagogues. The show will be followed by a panel discussion, “The Psychology of Exile, Return and Rebellion,” with others in the psychology field discussing the struggle for basic human rights around the world. 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 at JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. $20-$50. http://www.acrosscultures.eventbrite.com
“American Jerusalem.” Documentary about San Francisco Jews during the Gold Rush. Also Oct. 12-17. At Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F. Multiple show times. $8. http://www.voguesf.com.
“Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust.” Film followed by a discussion. At Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley. 2 p.m. Free; but space limited to first 50 who RSVP. http://www.aclibrary.org/branches/csv.
Chaim Topol. The Israeli actor discusses his films on opening night of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Clips will be shown, including from “Fiddler on the Roof.” At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $70. http://www.jewishfed.org. (See story, 17a)
“Fiddler on the Roof.” Sing-along of 1971 film, introduced by star Chaim Topol. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Suggested for 9 and older. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. $9.50-$11. http://www.paloaltojcc.org/events. Also 6 p.m. sing-along screening following a conversation with Topol. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $18. http://www.castrotheatre.com. (See story, 17a)
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