“1948-2008: Israel at 60.” Gerta Mathan photographs and Israeli artifacts. Through August. At Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 964-2094.

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

“American Resting Places.” Photography by Marilyn and Reid S. Yalom. Through July 1. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

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

“Brushstrokes of the Shtetl: Samuel Rothbort’s Memory Paintings.” Through June 2. At Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.

“Building a Team: The Art of Baseball.” Including art featuring Sandy Koufax. Through June 7 at George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., S.F.

“Community Artists Look at Israel.” Through July 31. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.

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

“The Backlit Word.” Picture-stories and drawings by graphic novelist Ben Katchor, author of “The Jew of New York.” Through June 30. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F.

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

Vintage Jewish postcard exhibit. Through May 31. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. (415) 346-1720 ext. 17.



“Brooklyn Boy,” presented by Ross Valley Players. Through June 15 at the Barn Theater, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Road, Ross.

“Peddling Rainbows.” 42nd Street Moon Company performs songs of Jewish songwriter and poet E.Y. Yip Harburg. Through Sunday, May 25 at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.

sunday | 25

“Madhouse Rhythm.” Autobiographical collage written and performed by Joshua Walters. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $8-$12.

tv & radio

sunday | 25

“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

tuesday | 27

“A New Look at the Declaration of Independence.” With historian Bernard Freedman. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

wednesday | 28

“Rabbi Lynn’s Trail Guide to Jewish Nonviolence.” At JCC East Bay. 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. (510) 528-6725.

thursday | 29

“The Kingdom of Heaven is Like a Mustard Seed: Apocrypha and Gospel of Thomas.” With Rabbi Harry Manhoff. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores St., San Leandro. 10:15 a.m. $5. (510) 839-2900.

saturday | 31

Diaspora Dinner XV. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 6 p.m. $40-$49.

monday | 2

“The Jews of the Caribbean: The First Jews in America.” With historian Harry Ezratty. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $10. (415) 346-1720 ext. 24.

benefits & social events

tuesday | 27

Koch-Brooks Awards and Community Appreciation. At Congregation Beth Am Social Hall, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. Free. (650) 919-2100.

thursday | 29

Kehillah Jewish High School Fourth Annual Gala. Honoring Denise Clark Pope, founding adviser to Kehillah. At Computer History Museum 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 6 p.m. $250. (650) 213-9600.

friday | 30

“ShaBBQ.” Young Jewish adults (ages 21-45) potluck Shabbat around the grill. At private home in Fremont. 6:45 p.m. Free. (925) 943-5238.

sunday | 1

Israel in the Gardens. At Yerba Buena Gardens, 701 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free.


saturday | 24

Point Reyes-Bear Valley-Mt. Wittenberg hike. In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10:45 a.m. $3. (707) 865-0228.

Charity Ball. Mensch Link and other singles groups host dinner at Silver Dragon restaurant, 835 Webster St., Oakland at 6 p.m. and dancing at Midtown Ballroom, 420 14th St., Oakland. Proceeds benefit the Seva Foundation’s sight program. $20. (650) 386-6626.

sunday | 25

Anthony and Lake Chabot Regional Parks. In the East Bay. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 9:45 a.m. Free. (510) 451-5252.

saturday | 31

West County/Joe Rodota Trail. In Sonoma County. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. 10 a.m. $3. (707) 823-9555.