Portable Judaism

In the exhibit “Handle With Care: A Portable Culture,” artists were invited to imagine how culture can be made portable not only out of necessity but also by design. The result is a multimedia exhibit that includes works such as “Cups of Life” by Beth Grossman (left) and “The Work of Her Hands” by Amy Kassiola.

12-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday through Aug. 3 at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org/library.


“A Century of the Kibbutz.” Collection of 21 quilts by the Israeli Quilters Association on history, aspects of kibbutz life. Through July 3. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. 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 the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Growing a Collection.” Works donated by members of the Reutlinger community. Through June 17. At Jewish Heritage Museum, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Free. (925) 648-2800.

“Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights.” Exhibit on the South African politician. Through Aug. 31. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. www.jccsf.org.

“The Invisible Photographer.” Armenian photographer Elia Kahvedjian’s images of Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine and Transjordan from 1924 to 1947. Through June 30. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free. www.pjcc.org.

“Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker.” Multimedia exhibit by writer and historian Moira Roth on the life of a fictional Czech Jew. Through June 28. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. Free. www.magnes.org.

“The World Stage: Israel.” Large portraits of men in Israel by Kehinde Wiley. Through May 27. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.