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“@60:art.israel.world.” Through Sunday, July 27. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950.

“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 Thursday, July 31. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.bjesf.org.

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

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

music & dance

saturday | 26

Brass Menzeri. Local Balkan Roma brass band. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $10-$20. (415) 444-8000.

sunday | 27

The Sippy Cups. Outdoor show at the Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 4 p.m. $12-$17. www.pjcc.org.

saturday | 2

Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $12.50-$25. (415) 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org.

film & video

saturday | 26

“Max Minsky and Me,” 11:45 a.m.; “Saved by Deportation” and “Der Soldat,” 1:45 p.m.; “Black Over White” and “Bridge Over the Wadi” (followed by Q&A with filmmakers) 4:30 p.m.; “Anvil! The Story of Anvil,” 10 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

sunday | 27

“Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh,” 11:30 a.m.; “Out of Focus” and “Dancing Alfonso,” 2 p.m.; “Volevo Solo Vivere” (“I Only Wanted to Live”), 4:45 p.m.; “Love Comes Lately” (followed by conversation with director) 7:45 p.m.; “Two Lives Plus One,” 10:15 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

monday | 28

“Three Times Divorced” and “Film Class,” 1:30 p.m.; “At Home in Utopia” and “My Olympic Summer,” 4:30 p.m.; “Miss Universe 1929 — Lisl Goldarbeiter, a Queen in Wien” (followed by Q&A with director), 7 p.m.; “The Secrets,” 9:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

tuesday | 29

“The Maelstrom: A Family Chronicle” and “The Danube Exodus,” 1:15 p.m.; “Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story” and “Stefan Braun,” 4:30 p.m.; “Jerusalem is Proud to Present” (followed by LGBT discussion with director), 7 p.m.; “Bil’in Habibti” (“Bilin My Love”), 9:45 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

wednesday | 30

“Tulip Time — The Rise and Fall of the Trio Lescano” and “Every Day the Impossible: Jewish Women in the Partisans,” 2 p.m.; “To See if I’m Smiling,” and “Facing the Wind,” 4 p.m.; “Facing Windows,” 6:30 p.m.; “Arab Labor” (episodes 1, 2 and 3), 9:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

thursday | 31

“Perlasca, an Italian Hero,” 12:30 p.m.; “Praying in Her Own Voice” and “Four Questions for a Rabbi,” 3:15 p.m.; “Tehilim,” 6 p.m.; “Emotional Arithmetic,” 8:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

saturday | 2

“A Hebrew Lesson,” 11:15 a.m.; “At Home in Utopia” and “My Olympic Summer,” 2:30 p.m.; “Praying in Her Own Voice” and “Four Questions for a Rabbi,” 4:30 p.m.; “Strangers,” 6:45 p.m.; “Two Lives Plus One,” 8:45 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Cinearts @ Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Black Over White” and “Bridge Over the Wadi,” 11:30 a.m.; “The Quest for the Missing Piece” and “Mom, I Didn’t Kill Your Daughter,” 2 p.m.; “Bil’in Habibti” (“Bilin My Love”), 4:15 p.m.; “Love Comes Lately,” 6:45 p.m.; “Emotional Arithmetic,” 9:15 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Roda Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Operation Mural Casablanca 1961” and “Baghdad Twist,” 12:30 p.m.; “A Fool’s Dream” and “Georgia My Love,” 2:30 p.m.; “In the Family,” 5 p.m.; “Tel Aviv by Girls,” 7 p.m.; “Flipping Out,” 9:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Jump! The Philippe Halsman Story,” Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. At Hatt Hall, Napa River Inn, 500 Main St., Napa. 7 p.m. (707) 935-3456. www.wcff.us.

sunday | 3

“Out of Focus” and “Dancing Alfonso,” 11 a.m.; “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh” and “Every Day the Impossible: Jewish Women in the Partisans,” 1:15 p.m.; “Praying in Her Own Voice” and “Four Questions for a Rabbi” (followed by discussion with director), 4:15 p.m.; “At Home in Utopia” and “My Olympic Summer,” 7:15 p.m.; “Flipping Out,” 9:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Roda Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Miss Universe 1929 — Lisl Goldarbeiter, a Queen in Wein,” 11:30 a.m.; “Three Times Divorced” and “The Film Class,” 1:15 p.m.; “Volevo Solo Vivere” (“I Only Wanted to Live”), 4:15 p.m.; “Tehilim,” 6:15 p.m.; “Tel Aviv by Girls,” 8:45 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At Cinearts @ Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Spell Your Name,” 11:30 a.m.; “Arab Labor” (episodes 1, 2 and 3), 1:30 p.m.; “Arab Labor” (episodes 4, 5 and 6), 4 p.m.; “Arab Labor” (episodes 7, 8 and 9), 6:30 p.m.; “The Quest for the Missing Piece” and “Mom, I Didn’t Kill Your Daughter,” 9 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. $9-$12. www.sfjff.com.

“Noodle.” 2007 Israeli film. Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. At Copia, 500 First St., Napa. 1 p.m. (707) 935-3456. www.wcff.us.

“As Seen Through These Eyes.” 2007 documentary about artwork produced by Holocaust victims. Director Hilary Helstein and artist Barbra Shilo will be at the screening. Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. At Hatt Hall, Napa River Inn, 500 Main St., Napa. 4:30 p.m. (707) 935-3456. www.wcff.us.

tv & radio

sunday | 27

“Mosaic.” 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 | 29

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

lectures & workshops

friday | 25

“Israel at 60.” With David Akov, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest Region. At Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., S.F. 12 p.m. $7-$15. www.commonwealthclub.org.

saturday | 26

“Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature.” Book discussion series led by Naomi Seidman. At Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 2 p.m. (510) 524-3043.

monday | 28

Middle East discussion group. At Commonwealth Club of California,

595 Market St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. www.commonwealthclub.org.

thursday | 31

“Room for Doubt.” With author and culture critic Wendy Lesser. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.jcceastbay.org.

“How We Eat.” Commonwealth Club of California series, 30 programs through Aug. 28, including “Israeli Cuisine at 60” on Aug. 21. Kickoff event with Alice Waters, “The Joys and Pleasure of Eating Well” at Fairmount Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F., 6 p.m. $15-30.

benefits & social events

friday | 25

“A Salute the Legendary Miss Mitzi Gaynor.” With onstage appearances by Gaynor and Jewish comedian Bruce Vilanch. At Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.,, S.F. 8 p.m. $22.50-$27.50. www.thecastrotheatre.com.

saturday | 26

“Feasting Around the Fire.” YeaShOre Community bonfire. At the Berkeley Marina. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. www.yeashore.org.

friday | 1

“Great Comic Songs from Stage and Screen.” Musical theater historian Bonnie Weiss presents famous scenes from stage and screen. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 12:40 p.m. $8-$10. (415) 444-8000. www.marinjcc.org.

singles

saturday | 26

Butano State Park hike. On the Peninsula. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at entrance booth for Butano State Park. 11:15 a.m. $3. (925) 228-4213.

sunday | 27

Stanford University history hike. On the Peninsula. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. 11 a.m. $3. (408) 738-1319.