“” 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 Tuesday, July 1. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

“Baruch Spinoza: A Philosopher’s Life.” Prints by Isaac Lichtenstein. Also “1948-2008: Israel at 60.” Gerta Mathan photographs and Israeli artifacts. Through Sept. 20. At the Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 964-2094.

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

“From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig.” Through Sept. 7. Also “In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis.” Through Jan. 4, 2009. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Highlights from the Israel Antiquities Authority: The Dead Sea Scrolls and 5,000 Years of Treasures.” Through Aug. 10. At Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave., S.F.

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

“Traveling the Holy Land.” Stenographs of life in Israel pre-1914 from the Skirball Cultural Center. Through July 21. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

“Yeladim Yisrael/Israel Kids.” Photography by Rabbi Bernie Robinson. July 10 through Sept. 25. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.



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

music & dance

friday | 27

Rivka Amado. Latino, Yiddish and Hebrew songs. Shabbat lunch program. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12 p.m.

saturday | 28

African Music Night. With the Nigerian Brothers and Kusun Ensemble. Summer Nights Music Series. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $12.50-$25.

Cantor’s Cabaret. Featuring multiple cantors and special guest Cantor Richard Silverman. At Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. 8 p.m. $25. [email protected].

The Music of Aleph Null and Deli Kanli. Farsi and Kurdish vocals. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m.

sunday | 29

Lucia di Lammermoor Opera. Osher Marin JCC’s day trip to San Francisco Opera. Meet at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Leave at 12 p.m. $89-$94.

3 Cohens. Siblings Yuval, Anat and Avishai Cohen from Tel Aviv at the Stanford Jazz Festival. At Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. 2:30 p.m. $20-$40.

monday | 30

American Conference of Cantors concert. Featuring the music of Elizabeth Swados, composers of the ACC and the Guild of Temple Musicians. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18. (415) 346-1720 ext. 14.

tv & radio

sunday | 29

“Mosaic.” Ending domestic violence. Host Rabbi Eric Weiss and Shalom Bayit’s Naomi Tucker and Sephira Derblich-Milea discuss how Shalom Bayit serves the community. On KPIX-Channel 5. 5 a.m.

“Synagogue of the Air.” With rabbis and cantors of Congregation Emanu-El. On KUSF 90.3 FM. 9 a.m.

tuesday | 3

“Jewish Music Alternative.” With Raya Zion. On KZSU 90.1 FM. 9 a.m.-noon.

lectures & workshops

sunday | 29

“A Journey to the Boonies of Jewish Identity: Controversial Jewish Communities.” Presented by Ken Blady. At Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. 1:30 p.m. Open to the public. (925) 964-2076.

tuesday | 8

“Finding Moderation in the Middle East.” With Marwan Muasher, former deputy prime minister of Jordan. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. $12-$18.

wednesday | 9

“Escaping the Holocaust: Bulgaria’s Jews.” With retired Judge Gene Brott and teacher June Brott. At Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the CSU East Bay Concord campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Up to $5.

benefits & social events

saturday | 28

“Sing Some Songs.” YeaShOre Community bonfire for Havdallah, including s’mores with kosher marshmallows. At Ocean Beach, the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Fulton Street, S.F. 8 p.m. [email protected].

sunday | 29

“We Want to Marry You.” Camp Newman and Camp Swig alumni and staff march in support of gay marriage with Congregation Rodef Sholom at the S.F. Pride Parade. Meet at the corner of Market and Spear streets, S.F. 9:30 a.m. (415) 613-6121.


friday | 27

The Bay Area Jewish Singles Havurah Gathering. At a private home in Sunnyvale. 9 p.m.

saturday | 28

Point Reyes Sculptured Beach walk. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at Point Reyes Laguna parking lot. 11:30 a.m. (925) 228-4213.

sunday | 29

Olallieberries and elephant seals on the Peninsula coast. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at Pescadero and Phipps Ranch, 2700 Pescadero Road, Pescadero. $3-$10. [email protected].

friday | 4

Swimming at Bass Lake. Food too. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at the Fairfax Parkade. 11 a.m. $3. (510) 964-1467.