“Take Two: The Art of Dr. Bernard J. Axelrad and Merle Axelrad Serlin.” At Alvin I. Fine Museum of Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Through Nov. 28. Docent hours: 1-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. (415) 751-2535.

“Ira Nowinski: The Photographer as Witness.” Through Nov. 30. At Stanford University, Green Library, Peterson Gallery, 557 Escondido Mall. (650) 723-0931.

“Revisions: Ann Chamberlain, Fragments of Travel in the Gold Country.” Through Feb. 27. “Sephardic Horizons.” Through July 15. “A Voice Silenced: An Exhibition by Diane Neumaier in Memory of Leonore Schwarz Neumaier.” Extended through Oct. 24. “Case Study: Alfred Henry Jacob, architect of recreational and civic activities.” Through Jan. 16. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

“The Jewish Journey: Frederic Brenner’s Photographic Odyssey.” Through Feb. 27. At The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St., S.F. (415) 344-8827.

“Before the Destruction: Jewish Life in Poland in the 1920s and ’30s.” Pencil drawings by Artur Markowicz. Through Dec. 30. Reception Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. $10-$12. (415) 444-8000.

“It Still Goes On.” Paintings by Ora Linder. Through Nov. 28. At 1870 Art Center, 1870 Ralston Ave., Belmont. (650) 595-9679.

Michael Iofin’s book illustrations. Through Dec. 30. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327.