Saturday/6 10 AM

"Learner's Minyan." Study session. At Congregation B'nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. (415) 664-7373.

Sunday/7 7 PM

"Arab/Israeli Peace: Will the World Let it Happen?" Rabbi Michael Melchior, Israeli peace activist. Sponsor: Bridges to Israel-Berkeley and Congregation Beth El's Israel Relations Committee. At Beth El, 2301 Vine St., Berkeley. $10. (510) 848-3988.

Sunday/7 7 PM

Support group. For parents of children with special learning needs. At Jewish Community Services, 412 Monte Vista, Oakland. RSVP: (510) 839-2900, ext. 233.

Monday/8 2 PM

"From Age-ing to Sage-ing." Spiritual eldering workshop with Miriam Chaya, filmmaker. Meditation, visualization and discussion. First of three Monday sessions. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. $30. (415) 388-1818, ext. 18.

Tuesday/9 10 AM

"Boogie to the Beat." Music and movement class for children, ages 18 months to 3 years, and parents. First of eight Tuesday sessions. At Parents Place San Francisco, 1710 Scott St. $15 per sessions. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Tuesday/9 11:30 AM

"Arts Explosion." First of eight Tuesday sessions. At Parents Place S.F. (see previous). $15 per session. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Wednesday/10 11:30 AM

"Boogie to the Bitty Beat." For children, ages 8 to 18 months, and parents. At Parents Place S.F. (see Sept. 9 lectures). $15 per session. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Wednesday/10 12:30 PM

"New Mother and New Baby." For moms and their babies (up to six months). First of eight sessions. At Parents Place S.F. (see Sept. 9 lectures). $15 per session. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Thursday/11 9:45 AM

"The U.S. in Iraq: Implications for Israel and the Middle East." Noel Kaplowitz, research associate, Institute of Government Affairs at U.C. Davis. Multi-Interest Day Adventures in Jewish Learning series. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. $5. (510) 839-2900, ext. 233.

Thursday/11 10 AM

"Ready, Set, Go! Preparing for Preschool." For children and parents. First of eight Thursday sessions. Also eight Friday sessions at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 12. At Parents Place S.F. (see Sept. 9 lectures). $20 per session. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Thursday/11 12 PM

"Look, I Can Cook!" For children, ages 2 to 4 years, and their parents. First of eight Thursday sessions. Also eight Friday sessions at 12 p.m., beginning Sept. 12. At Parents Place S.F. (see Sept. 9 lectures). $18.75 per session. RSVP: (415) 359-2454.

Thursday/11 7 PM

Krav Maga. Self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. First of seven Thursday sessions. At Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. (408) 358-5910.

Thursday/11 7 PM

"The Popes and the Jews." Richard P. McBrien, professor of theology, University of Notre Dame. Sponsor: Swig Judaic studies program. At University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Room 141. (415) 422-6302.

Friday/12 6:15 PM

Jewish storytelling. Joe Hample reads to kids. Vegetarian potluck dinner. At Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. (415) 861-6932.

Sunday/14 10 AM

High Holy Days workshop. For interfaith couples. Rabbi Larry Raphael and Cantor Rita Glassman. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. $10. (415) 292-1252.

Sunday/14 1 PM

"Bible by the Bay." Rabbi Michael Lerner, Sen. Barbara Boxer, poet Marcia Falk and others. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. $5-$20. RSVP: (415) 444-8000.


Saturday/6 7 PM

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. At synagogue (see Sept. 12 lectures). (415) 861-6932.

Sunday/7 11 AM

Congregation Beth Ami. Tour, activities and more. Also at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. At synagogue, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. (707) 545-4334.

Sunday/14 10 AM

Penina Maier Children's School. Sponsor: Gan HaLev, the Jewish Congregation of the San Geronimo Valley. At San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center East, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Geronimo. (415) 488-4524.


Wednesday/10 9:30 AM

"Connections 2004: Kickoff Coffee!" Sponsor: Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater San Jose. Fund-raising event. At federation conference room, 14855 Oka Road, No. 2, Los Gatos. (408) 358-3033, ext. 33.

Saturday/13 8 PM

"Second Saturday." Jewish social event. Open bar and appetizers. At 1751 Social Club, 1751 Fulton St., S.F. $10. (415) 441-1751.

Sunday/14 3 PM

Pool party and barbecue. For existing, new and prospective members of Congregation Beth Sholom. At synagogue, 1455 Elm St., Napa. $5. RSVP: (707) 255-9320.


Friday/5 6:30 PM

Shabbat welcome dinner. Sponsor: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. Meet at 6:15 p.m. at synagogue (see Sept. 12 lectures) and walk to Zao Noodle Bar, 3586 16th St., S.F. RSVP by 12 p.m. Sept. 5: (415) 861-6932.

Friday/5 7 PM

Couples Shabbat dinner. Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At private home in San Francisco. RSVP: (877) YAD-1818.

Sunday/7 4 PM

Torah dedication ceremony. For Kehilla Jewish High School of Silicon Valley. At Starbird Park, 1050 Boynton Ave., San Jose. (408) 984-3600.

Friday/12 6:15 PM

Family Shabbat dinner and storytelling. At Congregation Sha'ar Zahav (see Sept. 12 lectures). (415) 861-6932, ext. 302.

Sunday/14 10 AM

Baby Chavurah. At Congregation Sha'ar Zahav (see Sept. 12 lectures). (415) 861-6932.


Sunday/14 9:45 AM

Volunteer. Help harvest Congregation Emanu-El's Peah Garden for San Francisco Food Bank and Emanu-El's food pantry. Bagel breakfast included. Sponsor: YAD of the S.F.-based JCF. At Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma. $10. RSVP: (877) YAD-1818.


"Art With Elders." Includes work by residents at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Through Oct. 19. At San Francisco Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 100 Larkin St. (415) 441-2650.

"Black Fusion: Fused Glass Art by Kate E. Black" and "Elizabeth Kavaler: Landscapes as I See Them" Through Sept. 8. "Centuries of Biblical Art," a collection of prints, drawings and watercolors, runs Sept. 12 through Dec. 31. At Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. (415) 751-2535.

"From Tesfa to Tikva: From Hope to Hope." Irene Fertik's photography documenting absorption of Ethiopian Jews into Israel in 1991. Through Nov. 15. Opening reception at 8 p.m. Sept. 20. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

"Ishah: Images of Women in Israeli Art." Through Saturday. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

Marc Chagall. Through Nov. 4. At San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St. (415) 357-4000.

Marc Chagall. Originals and prints. Through Nov. 4. At Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary St., S.F. (925) 706-1838.

"Marc Chagall: Rare Works." Paintings, etchings, lithographs and more. Through Oct. 22. At Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post St., fourth floor, S.F. (415) 421-7171.

"Our Daily Bread: Micha Bar-Am's Photographs of Israel." Through Jan. 20. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 12. At Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Photography, U.C. Berkeley, 121 North Gate Hall. (510) 642-3383.


"San Francisco World Music Festival." Sponsors include Jewish Music Festival. Through Sept. 18 at various locations. Film screenings at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 include Nicolas Klots' "Chants of Sand and Stars," focusing on Jewish music. At Yerba Buena Screening Room, 700 Howard St., S.F. $5. (415) 553-6272.


Sunday/7 5 PM

Michael Chabon. Sponsor: Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Readings and discussion with Pulitzer Prize winner. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. (415) 977-7414.

Sunday/7 5:30 PM

"Under the Vine and the Fig Tree: The Jews of the Napa Valley." Lin Weber presents her book. Sponsor: Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley. At Jessel Gallery, Atlas Peak Road, Napa. RSVP by Sept. 5: (707) 259-1337.

Sunday/14 3 PM

"Foiled: Hitler's Jewish Olympian — The Helen Mayer Story." Milly Mogulof presents her book. Sponsors: Cafe Europa and Berkeley Hadassah. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. (510) 848-0327, ext. 112.


"Love and Taxes." Starring Josh Kornbluth. Through Sept. 14. At Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. $25-$40. (510) 647-2949.

"San Francisco Fringe Festival." Performers include Michael Feldman, Mae Meidav and Victor Yalom. At various locations across San Francisco Sept. 3 through 14. $8-$55.


Sunday/7 9 AM

"Synagogue of the Air." With rabbis and cantor of S.F. Congregation Emanu-El. On KUSF 90.3 FM.

Sunday/7 7:30 PM

"Heritage." Techiah Foundation's program for Russian emigres. On S.F. Channel 29, public access.

Tuesday/9 9 AM

"The Jewish Alternative." DJ Sarah Bellum. Klezmer, Israeli and alternative music. On Stanford University's KZSU 90.1 FM. (650) 723-9010.

Thursday/11 6:30 PM

"Torah Forum." Rabbi Manis Friedman. On Channel 26 on Richmond cable systems.


Saturday/6 4 PM

Sunset ferry cruise and picnic. Sponsor: Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Optional hike follows. Meet at Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon. $10. Directions and RSVP: (510) 601-1517.

Sunday/7 8:30 AM

Central Point Reyes hike. Sponsor: Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Thirteen to 14 miles. Carpool at 8:30 a.m. from Rockridge BART or at 9:20 a.m. from Fairfax Parkade. Free. (510) 451-5252.

Sunday/7 10 AM

Bagel brunch. Sponsor: B.J. Singles 45+. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. $3. (650) 321-4363.

Sunday/7 10 AM

Coffee and conversation. Sponsor: JEBS Jewish East Bay Singles 55+. At Caffe Teatro, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda. RSVP: (510) 297-5601.

Wednesday/10 6:30 PM

Dinner. Sponsor: JEBS Jewish East Bay Singles 55+. At Le Cheval, 1007 Clay St., Oakland. RSVP: (510) 297-5601.

Saturday/13 6:45 PM

Picnic and theater. Sponsor: Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. See the Orinda Starlight Village Players perform "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." Meet at Orinda BART at 6:45 p.m. or at Orinda Civic Park at 7 p.m. (925) 682-0823.

Sunday/14 5:30 AM

Mount Tamalpais sunrise hike. Sponsor: Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Breakfast and optional kayaking. Seven to 8 miles. Meet at Pantoll Ranger Station parking lot. Directions: (510) 528-7894


Sept. 5, 2003

Elul 8, 5763

Candlelighting at 7:15 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:05 p.m.