“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.

“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.

“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.

saturday | 7

Pro Arts’ East Bay Open Studios. Also June 8, 14 and 15. At Rita Sklar’s studio, 3826 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland.



“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.

saturday | 14

“Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust.” Presented by the San Francisco Choral Artists. At St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F. 8 p.m. $9-$28.

lectures & workshops

friday | 6

Klezmer Music and Yiddish Culture with Julie Egger. Shabbat lunch program. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

sunday | 8

“Defusing the Nuclear Threat.” Bagels, Lox and Learning. At Kehillah Jewish High School Multipurpose Room, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 10 a.m. $5 donation. (650) 494-6400.

Makor Or Meditation Retreat. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $40-$45. (415) 292-1200.

“Religion and State in Israel.” With Leo Gabow Lecture Series speaker Nitzhia Shaked. At Kehillah Jewish High School, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 3 p.m. Free. (650) 852-3505.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 6:45 p.m.-8 a.m. Free.

thursday | 12

“The Jews of Sing Sing.” With author Ron Arons. At bob and bob, 4500 El Camino Real, Los Altos. 7 p.m. (650) 947-7010.

“Raising Sons.” At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 600 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 6:30 p.m. $30. (415) 491-7959.

sunday | 15

“Messiahs of 1933.” With author Joel Schechter. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.

benefits & social events

saturday | 7

DAWN ’08. All-night cultural arts festival. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $10-$15.

Wine, cheese and sing-along and tikkun for Shavuot. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 8 p.m. $15. (650) 852-3508.

sunday | 8

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

“Dialogues: Zionism on Canvas.” Artist and author Alan Kaufman speaks at East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council benefit. At a private home in Alameda. 3:30 p.m. (510) 839-2900 ext. 217.

monday | 9

Sunrise Shavuot holiday service and potluck. At Pier 7, Embarcadero at Broadway, S.F. 5:15 a.m. (415) 575-1432.

Shavuot celebration and ice cream party. At Chabad of the East Bay, 2543 College Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. (510) 540-5824.

Shavuot ice cream party. At Chabad of the North Peninsula, 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd. No. 125, San Mateo. 5:30 p.m. (650) 341-4510.

sunday | 15

Splashfest. Contra Costa JCC Family Day at the Pool. At CCJCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (925) 938-7800.


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.

sunday | 8

Stafford Lake Half Mast Trail Hike. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. In Novato. 10:30 a.m. $3. (415) 897-1741.

Mensch Link. Breakfast and Banter for Jewish Singles 40-59. At Michaels at Shoreline Restaurant, 296 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 11:30 a.m.

“Let Me Hold Your Hand: Internet Dating.” At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1 p.m.

saturday | 14

Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge to Coyote Hills Park Hike. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. In the Southeast Bay. 1:30 p.m. $3. (408) 817-5685.