“Animals of the Bible.” Tamar Assaf’s paintings of animals from the Hebrew Bible. Through Aug. 31. At Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 East San Fernando St., San Jose. www.tamarassaf.com.
“Art of Michael Yashar,” “Ketubot” and “Traditions: From Generation to Generation.” Through Sept. 17. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. www.ccjcc.org/gallery.
“As It Is Written: Project 304,805.” Through fall 2010. “Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World).” Through Oct. 26. “Reinventing Ritual.” Through Oct. 3. “Jews on Vinyl.” Through Aug. 22. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.
“Bilha Sperling Presents Israel.” Photography exhibit. Through Sept. 20. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. www.siliconvalleyjcc.org.
“By Hand — The Creative Process.” Ceremonial objects. Works in metal, wood and glass. Through Aug. 30. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.
Community Art Show. Works of 65 local artists. Through Aug. 29. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free. www.pjcc.org.
“Echoes and Fragments.” Works that depict remnants from destroyed Jewish communities. Through Aug. 27. The Bade Museum, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. www.care-gtu.org.
“Glass House.” Tel Aviv home installation by artists Lital Dotan and Eyal Perry. Through Oct. 6. At Marina Abramovic Institute West, 577 Sutter St., S.F. www.marinaabramovicinstitute.com.
“Israelis: Two Generations Apart.” Exhibit of black-and-white photos by Rabbi Bernie Robinson. Through Oct. 9. At the Jewish Home of San Francisco, 302 Silver Ave., S.F. (415) 469-2248 or (415) 334-2500.
“New Beginnings — Journey of the Soul.” Bruce David’s serigraphs and lithographs depicting Judaic imagery. Through Sept. 29. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. www.marinjcc.org.
“Orthodox in Meah Shearim.” Photographs by Michael Cohen of Orthodox life in Jerusalem. Through Sept. 19. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. www.emanuelsf.org.
“Wise Guys: Mobsters in the Mishpacha.” Graphic artist Pat Hamou’s drawings of Jewish gangsters. Through Sept. 15. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org.
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“Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations.” Through March 22. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.