Shorts: Art

Celebration of books at Peninsula JCC

November’s Jewish Book Month won’t go unnoticed on the Peninsula this year.

In fact, some of the Jewish book world’s most prominent writers will converge at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center’s second annual Celebration of Jewish Authors.

The celebration will satisfy an array of literary cravings, including discussions with Victoria Zackheim (“The Bone Weaver”), Kathi Goldmark (“And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You”), Peter Orner (“Esther Stories”), Joshua Braff (“The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green”), Elizabeth Rosner (“The Speed of Light”) and Edie Meidav (“Crawl Space”).

Rounding out the day will be a lecture and presentation by photographer Eric Lawton. His photography exhibit, “Timeless Images of Israel,” is currently on display at the JCC.

Celebration of Jewish Authors will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.The event is free. Information: (650) 212-PJCC.

Marin concert to benefit Israeli refuseniks

A concert of Arabic, Turkish and Afghan music and dance taking place in Larkspur will benefit high school refuseniks in Israel, those seniors in Israeli high schools who have signed a pledge stating they will go to military prison rather than serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

The concert, sponsored by 14 Friends of Palestine, Marin, will begin 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Masonic Hall, 1122 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. Tickets are $15.

Paper clip project debuts on HBO Family

Middle school students in Tennessee weren’t stockpiling office supplies when they began collecting thousands of paperclips in 1998. They were participating in a project their teachers designed to teach them about the Holocaust.

The documentary film about the project, “Paper Clips,” tells the story of these students and garnered enough international support to create a Holocaust memorial in Whitwell, Tenn. The debut of the film on HBO will coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Whitwell Paper Clip Memorial dedication.

The students chose the paperclip to symbolize the individual victims of the Holocaust and have collected over 27 million. An authentic World War II train car filled with 11 million paperclips is part of the memorial.

“Paper Clips” will premiere Sunday, Nov. 13 on HBO Family. Check HBO Family schedule for additional days and times, Nov. 14 – 29.