“” Through July 27. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

“Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance.” Audiovisual exhibit on Jewish dance icon. Through April 6. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.

“Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005.” Through May 25. At the Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave., S.F.

“Beneath the Surface.” Paintings and works on paper by Liz Mamorsky. Through May 17. Opening reception Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. At FLOAT Flotation Center and Art Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, No. 116, Oakland.

“Beyond the Wall: Kids with Cameras, Jerusalem.” Through April 30. At Katz Snyder Gallery, JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F.

“Cookie Addison: A Retrospective.” Paintings with Jewish and other themes. Through April 25. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Free. (408) 357-7492.

“Israeli Impressions.” Photographs by Gary Zweig. Through April 30. At bob and bob, 4500 El Camino Real, Los Altos. (650) 947-7010.

“Jewish Ritual Candle-lighting.” Through April 6. At the Jewish Heritage Museum of the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.

“Multiply by 6 Million.” Photographs of Holocaust survivors by Evvy Eisen. Through April 20. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

“Treasures from the Holy Land.” Through Aug. 10. At the Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave., S.F.

“The Art of Aging.” Through May 28. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.

thursday | 3

“Shai Kremer: Broken Promised Land.” Photos of Israeli landscape transformed by military occupation. Though May 31. At Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St., Fifth Floor, S.F.

music & dance

friday | 28

“Exploring Opera: Jewish Composers.” Shabbat lunch program. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 444-8000.

saturday | 29

“Cyclical Rituals (Part 1): Spring.” Jewish Music Festival performance by the Ark. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $24-$28.

sunday | 30

Community dance party. Jewish Music Festival. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4 p.m. $12-$15. (510) 848-0237 ext. 139.

monday | 31

Israeli-born percussionist Chen Zimbalista. Music at Meyer concert series. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $17-$20.

wednesday | 2

“Dances of the Yemenite Jews.” Lecture/demonstration by Bruce Bierman, artistic director of S.F.-based Jewish Dance Theatre. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free.

friday | 4

Wings of Song Chorus. Shabbat lunch program. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 444-8000.

saturday | 5

Mary Cleere Haran. Tribute to the popular lyricists of the Great American Songbook. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 p.m. $45.

sunday | 6

New Century Chamber Orchestra. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 5 p.m.

“Magical Evening of Music for Women.” Benefit for Israel Defense Forces. At Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 6:30 p.m. $18-$35. (650) 424-9800.



“Wishful Drinking.” With Carrie Fisher. Extended through April 12. At Berkeley Repertory Theater, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. $27-$69.

Lainie Kazan. Through March 30. At the Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F. $40-$50. (866) 468-3399.

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” At the Willows Theatre, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Through April 20. $30-$40. (925) 798-1300

monday | 31

“Goliath.” A contemporary take on the Bible story, set on the eve of the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip. Magic Theatre script-in-hand reading. At the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. Suggested $12 donation.

sunday | 6

“Address Unknown.” Play in Hebrew with English subtitles. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. (408) 530-8243.

tv & radio

sunday | 30

“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.

lectures& workshops

friday | 28

“Did Judaism Invent the Internet?” At Jewish Gateways, 409 Liberty St., El Cerrito. 6:15 p.m. $7. (510) 559-8140.

“The Miraculous Rebirth of the Hebrew Language.” With Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, grandson of the father of modern Hebrew. At Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F., 9 p.m. Free.

saturday | 29

Local Jewish author Elizabeth Rosner. At the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. 2 p.m. Free. (510) 597-5017.

sunday | 30

“Hadassah’s International Social and Political Impact.” With Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk. At the Fairmont San Jose, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. 11:30 a.m. $200 includes lunch. (831) 687-0801.

BJE Young Adult Feast of Jewish Learning. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 4 p.m. Free.

“Passover: The Set Table.” Workshop includes a fully set seder table. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 11:30 a.m. Free. (510) 839-2900 ext. 347.

“Breaking the Silence.” With Oded Naaman. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 2 p.m. And 7 p.m. at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. $5-$20. (415) 621-6813.

“Overview of Helping Homeless Veterans.” With Roberta Rosenthal from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homeless. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 2 p.m. $5. (415) 661-3383.

tuesday | 1

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and More.” Part 1. Presenter: Jehon Grist, executive director of Lehrhaus Judaica. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. (Part 2 on April 8). $20 or $30 for both parts.

“An Uncommon Friendship.” Lecture by Frederic Tubach and Bernat Rosner, co-authors of “An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust.” Part of SSU Holocaust Lecture Series. At Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 4 p.m. Free.

wednesday | 2

“Outlawed Pigs: Law, Religion and Culture in Israel.” With Daphne Barak-Erez, professor of law at Tel-Aviv University. At Encina Hall, Room C231, Stanford University. 5 p.m.

Jewish ideas and issues in the context of the 2008 election. Panel discussion. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 6:45 p.m. (925) 253-6028.

Jonathan Rosen (“The Life of the Skies”). In conversation about birdwatching with S.F. Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 292-1233.

“Trust and Servant Leadership: The Keys to Success for Men’s Wearhouse.” With George Zimmer. Presented by Business Circle of the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay. At Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley. $54 includes light dinner. (510) 839-2900.

thursday | 3

“Off Mike with Michael Krasny.” Radio personality discusses his life, work and state of radio. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.

“Israelis in the Diaspora.” At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free.

sunday | 6

“Jews Living in an Interfaith World.” With Rita Semel. At Kehillah Jewish High School, multipurpose room, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 10 a.m. $5. (650) 494-6400.

“Fractures Within the Abrahamic Faiths: Can We Get Along in Our Own Families?” Jews, Christians and Muslims in conversation. At Islamic Society of San Francisco, 20 Jones St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. (415) 957-1551.

“Judaism as a Pathway of Spiritual Meaning.” With Anita Diamant, author of “The Red Tent” and other books. At Stanford University, Kresge Auditorium. Free with Stanford ID, $18 for others. 8 p.m. (650) 736-1199.

benefits & social


sunday | 30

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism social gathering. At Nibbler’s Eatery, 1922 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill. 12 p.m. $30 includes lunch. (925) 689-4325.

sunday | 6

Net-a-Thon. Peninsula Temple Sholom fundraiser to purchase nets to help prevent malaria in Darfur. At Nothing But Hoops, 1881 Rollins Road, Burlingame. 3 p.m.

“EDnight ’08.” Center for Jewish Living and Learning’s award ceremony. At the Rotunda, 300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. 6 p.m. $72. [email protected].

spiritual & holiday

sunday | 30

Freedom seder to end human trafficking. At Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos Hills. 4 p.m. $18 includes kosher meal. (650) 961-1922.

Sefer Torah dedication. Parade with torches, live music and dancing. From 2477 Louis Road to the Chabad Center, 3070 Louis Road, Palo Alto. 1:30 p.m. (650) 424-9800.

friday | 4

“First Friday.” Young adult Shabbat service and dinner. At Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 6 p.m. $15. (650) 948-7498.


saturday | 29

Mt. Tamalpais Coastal-Cataract Trail hike. In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10:30 a.m. $3. (415) 731-2243.

sunday | 30

King Canyon Loop hike. In the East Bay. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10:30 a.m. $3. (925) 228-4213.

Breakfast and Banter. Mensch Link. At Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 11:30 a.m. (650) 386-6626.