Shorts: Art

Jewish Museum seeking photographs

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is looking for photos that express “being Jewish” in the Bay Area today.

Museum staff did not define what they mean by “being Jewish,” but said they would accept photographs that illustrate Jewish culture, ritual, ethics, humor, food, community, family and friends.

A collage of these photos will be part of the museum’s inaugural exhibition when it opens June 8 in its new building on Mission Street in San Francisco.

For more information and submission details, go to, or contact Lisa Chanoff at [email protected] or (415) 655-7844.

‘Bubbe’ musical coming to synagogue

Peninsula Temple Sholom and Sholom Women in Burlingame will present a production of “Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories,” starring the show’s creator, Ellen Gould. The one-woman off-Broadway musical plays 2 p.m. March 2 at 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame.

“Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories” is the tale of a granddaughter’s journey through time and memory to use her grandmothers’ anecdotes as a way to understand her own life. Portraying three women in the show, Gould recalls the old wives’ tales through story and song to create a bridge to the past.

Tickets are $10-$25. For information or reservations, call (650) 697-2266.

Student play inspired by Rosenberg saga

Jewish Community High School of the Bay’s spring play, “The Rubenstein Kiss,” opens Feb 26.

Seven students will act in the play, inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a Jewish couple executed in 1953 for passing atomic secrets to the

Soviet Union.

The play was written by British playwright James Phillips, who retells the Rosenbergs’ story through the fictionalized characters of Jacob and Esther Rubenstein.

The play runs through March 2 at the JCHS theater at 1835 Ellis St., S.F. The show begins 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 through 28, and 2 p.m. March 2. To purchase tickets, which cost $5-$10, call JCHS at (415) 345-9777 ext. 100.

Magnes spotlights contemporary artists

To celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary, Berkeley’s Judah L. Magnes Museum will unveil a new exhibition, “@60:,” a survey of recent work by more than 20 contemporary Israeli artists.

Participating artists include Barry Frydlender, Ori Gersht, Sigalit Landau, Adi Nes, Michal Rovner, and Yehudit Sasportas. Magnes chief curator Alla Efimova assembled the exhibition, which was made possible with support from the Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco.

“@60:” opens Feb. 19 and runs through July 27. The Magnes Museum is located at 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. For more information, visit or call (510) 549-6950.

‘Hip, Heymish and Hot’ in San Jose

Congregation Sinai of San Jose will present performing artist Eleanor Reissa and her off-Broadway show “Hip, Heymish and Hot” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. A Tony-

nominated interpreter of Yiddish music, Reissa will present a program of folk songs and Yiddish theater classics.

Reservations must be made by Friday, Feb 22. For concert admission fees, reservations and more information, call (408) 264-8542. Congregation Sinai is located at 1532 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose.

Jewish youth festival coming up

Jewlicious 4.0, a festival of contemporary Jewish culture and identity, will take place Feb. 29 to March 2 in Southern California. The event brings together young adults for a weekend of music, food, education and spirituality.

The music lineup includes artists such as Rav Shmuel, Chana Rothman, Chassidic rapper Y-Love, Kosha Dilz, Shankbone and DJ Eric Rosen & Twelve Tribes Live Percussion Ensemble. The festival also features an eco-fair, speakers, educators and many other activities.

Jewlicious 4.0 will convene at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St. in Long Beach. Tickets for the three days are $36 for full-time students, $60 for general admission. For more information, visit