holidays & spiritual
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Community Tu B’Shevat Shabbat service. Followed by a light lunch and screening of the climate-change documentary “Chasing Ice.” At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m. Free. http://www.shirhadash.org.
“Levanah: A Monthly Gathering for Women and Girls.” Wilderness Torah and Urban Adamah collaborate to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with a vegetarian potluck. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. $8 and up, sliding scale. http://www.urbanadamah.org.
Israeli environmentalism. Alon Tal, author of “All the Trees of the Forest,” discusses Tu B’Shevat and Israel’s reforestation programs. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. http://www.jcceastbay.org. Also Jan. 15 at Project One, 251 Rhode Island St., S.F. 6 p.m. $15-$25. http://www.p1sf.com. (See story, 8)
Tu B’Shevat seder. Sensory-friendly seder with activities for children with different learning styles. Dairy-free and gluten-free food options provided. At Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City. 5 p.m. $10-$15. http://www.tinyurl.com/qbs8g3o.
“Tu B’Shevat Seder on the Farm.” Celebration features a dinner made with local and seasonal products, Seven Species–themed libations and a discussion about the holiday. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. For 21 and older. 7 p.m. $36-$45. http://www.urbanadamah.org.
Humanistic Tu B’Shevat seder. Learn about nontheistic approaches to the holiday through discussion and songs with Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.kolhadash.org.
“Tu B’Shevat in the Redwoods.” Wilderness Torah celebrates the New Year of the Trees with a morning seder and afternoon activities. At Roberts Regional Recreation Area, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20-$50. http://www.wildernesstorah.org.
2 Lake St., S.F.
“A Line Can Lead Anywhere.” Paintings, drawings and sculptures by Helen Breger and her mother, Esther Hamerman. Through Jan. 26. http://www.emanuelsf.org/museum.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., S.F.
“Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel.” Exhibit featuring art from the iconic children’s book series. Through March 23. http://www.thecjm.org.
“Jason Lazarus: Live Archive.” The Jewish artist’s first West Coast museum exhibition featuring the role of photography in contemporary art and identity. Through March 23. http://www.thecjm.org.
“To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History.” Exhibit on the history and cultural aspects of the kibbutz in Jewish life. Through July 1. http://www.thecjm.org.
260 Utah St., S.F.
“On the Road.” Portraiture and landscape paintings by Israeli artist Gideon Rubin. Through Jan. 25. http://www.hosfeltgallery.com.
Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger
4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville
“Eight Nights of Hanukkah.” Showcase of menorahs from around the world and different eras. Through March 30. http://www.rcjl.org.
Museum on Main
603 Main St., Pleasanton
“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors.” Black-and-white portraits and narratives from Holocaust survivors in California. Through Feb. 28. http://www.museumonmain.org.
Marsh San Francisco
1062 Valencia St., S.F.
“The Oy of Sex.” Comedian Alicia Dattner’s one-woman show about her past sex addiction and drug use. Through Jan. 18. $20-$100. http://www.theoyofsex.com.
Jan. 10, 2014
Shevat 9, 5774
Light candles at 4:51 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 5:53 p.m.
Jan. 17, 2014
Shevat 16, 5774
Light candles at 4:58 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 5:59 p.m.
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