A month of Jewish activities look at family matters

Below are some of the highlights of the entire festival. All are open to the public, and the majority are free. Call hosting organizations for information. The BJE's Web site is at www.bjesf.org or call (415) 751-6983, ext. 110.

The Jewish Community Library exhibit, "Stories That Pictures Tell: Favorite Family Photographs," runs Feb. 10 through May 20 with a reception with curator Robert Tat from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at 601 14th Ave., S.F. Contact: Jonathan Schwartz, (415) 751-6983, ext. 129.

"Explore Your 'Generation J'" with Schiffman, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Jewish Community Federation, Koret Board Room, 121 Steuart St., S.F. Information: Andrea Syrtash, [email protected]

"Reel Families: A Look at Family from the S.F. Jewish Film Festival" with Plotkin, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Bureau of Jewish Education, 639 14th Ave., S.F. Information: Steffanie Lehrer, [email protected]

On the Peninsula, "A Night of Jewish Unity" takes place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. Information: Rabbi Josh Zweiback, (650) 493-4661.

In the North Bay, storyteller Lynn Rogers will present "Family Heirlooms: The Gift of Story" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. Information: Rabbi Elisheva Sachs, (707) 664-8622.