“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.

“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.

“Franz Kafka’s Love Life” by Mae Ziglin Meidav. Through June 29. At Brookside Repertory Theatre, 2315 Durant St., Berkeley.

“The W. Kamau Bell Curve.” Through June 12. At the Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F. $10-$20.

friday | 30

Shlomit Fundaminsky’s “Skid Marks.” At Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F. $20.

tv & radio

sunday | 1

“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

saturday | 31

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

monday | 2

“Too Much Trash.” Speaker Hilary Gans from San Mateo Recycle Works. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

“Nap Time is Over: Waking Up to the Realities of Early Childhood Jewish Education in the Bay Area.” At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. (415) 499-1223.

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

thursday | 5

“Women’s Sacred Time, Sacred Space: A Reclamation of Women’s Menstrual Rites Through the Living Water of the Mikvah.” With Deborah Grenn. At Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. (510) 704-9687.

friday | 6

Klezmer Music and Yiddish Culture with Julie Egger. Shabbat lunch program. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

benefits & social


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.

The Brew presents Beth Custer Ensemble and Black Olive Babes. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $10-$15.

sunday | 1

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

Safari in Napa. The Jewish Historical Society of Napa with historian Milton Reiback. At Connolly Ranch, 2141 Browns Valley Road, Napa. $10-$20. (707) 253-7305. [email protected].

saturday | 7

DAWN ’08. All-night cultural arts festival for the Contemporary Jewish Museum. 736 Mission St., S.F. $10-$15. (415) 655-7837.

sunday | 8

Contemporary Jewish Museum grand opening. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 10 a.m. Free.


saturday | 31

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

saturday | 7

Mount Tamalpais Mountain Play (“The Wizard of Oz”) and Hike. In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Hiking Singles. Meet at Manzanita parking lot. 9:30 a.m. $20-$35. (707) 579-9271.