Arts & Entertainment

Cartoonists' Diagnosis 2006. Presented by The Israel Education Initiative. Through Aug. 30. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, S.F.

Free. (415) 567-3327 x 703.

“A Look at Jewish Camps Through Pens and a Lens.” Bay Area Jewish camp photos by Joyce Goldschmid. Through Aug. 30. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free.

“Children of Jerusalem.” Through Sept. 30. At Zeum, 221 Fourth St., S.F. $6-$8.

“Custom and Costume: A Look at Jewish Dress.” Through Sept. 20. At the Jewish Heritage Museum, Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.

“Gertrude and Alice: 100 Years, 100 Roses.” Images celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gertrude Stein meeting Alice B. Toklas. Through Aug. 31. At Katz Snyder Gallery, JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free.

“Pedestrian Sightings: Tel Aviv, November 2006.” Photographs by Rabbi Bernie Robinson. Through September. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon.


& video

thursday | 23

“Steal A Pencil For Me.” JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $6-$8. (510) 848-0237 ext. 127.



“2X Malamud: The Jewbird and the Magic Barrel.” Traveling Jewish Theatre. Through Aug. 26. At Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $24-$34. (415) 522-0786 ext. 306.


& dance

saturday | 18

The Golden Melody Band and the pickPocket Ensemble. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 9 p.m. $8-$10. (510) 848-0237 ext. 127.


& radio

monday | 20

“Binah: Creative Voices from the JCCSF.” Featuring Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on world music heritage. On KALW 91.7 FM. 8 p.m.

friday | 24

“The Jewish Alternative.” DJ Sarah Bellum. Klezmer, Israeli and alternative music. On Stanford University’s KZSU 90.1 FM. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (650) 723-9010.

sunday | 26

“Mosaic.” Discussion about social, religious and community issues. On KPIX-TV Channel 5. 5 a.m.

“Synagogue of the Air.” With rabbis and cantor of Congregation Emanu-El. On KUSF 90.3 FM. 9 a.m.

monday | 27

“Binah: Creative Voices from the JCCSF.” Featuring Martin Amis on House of Meetings. On KALW 91.7 FM. 8 p.m.


& workshops

saturday | 18

“Musar — Jewish Spiritual Practice.” First of 9-10 sessions. With Reb Tsvi Bar-David. At 510 48th Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. $36. (415) 387-6890.

sunday | 19

“Laughs, Learning & Lox.” Sponsor: Chabad of Marin. At 1150 Idylberry Road, San Rafael. 9:30 a.m. Free. (415) 492-1666.

Review of the 27th Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 12:30 p.m. Free. And Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos. Free,

tuesday | 21

“A Taste of Melton.” With Rabbi Joshua Fenton. At Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose. Free. 7:30 p.m. (408) 264-8542.


social events

saturday | 25

Rock and Roll dance party. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 7 p.m. Free. (408) 358-3636.

End of summer Havdallah and folk concert. At Swig Field behind Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (415) 479-3441.


sunday | 19

Breakfast and Banter. Mensch Link. At Bean Scene Café, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 11 a.m. [email protected].

wednesday | 22

Billiards Night Out. Mensch Link.At California Billiard Club, 881 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View. 7:15 p.m. [email protected].

saturday | 25

Schmoovie. Mensch Link. At Stanford Theatre, 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. “The Maltese Falcon” at 5:35 p.m. and “Citizen Kane” at 7:30 p.m. [email protected].

sunday | 26

Breakfast and Banter. Mensch Link. At Bean Scene Café, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 11 a.m. [email protected].