“Artists in Action Save Mount Diablo: Wright Canyon.” Collaborative exhibit among 11 artists. Through Oct. 10. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. (925) 947-3535.

“From Borscht Belt to Bible Belt.” Carol Buchman paintings. Through Dec. 7. At the Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

“In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis.” Through Jan. 4, 2009. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Illuminations: Creative Art from the Jewish Home.” Through Nov. 16. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.

“Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identities 1516-1870.” Through Feb. 15. At Fort Mason, S.F.

“Modigliani, His Friends, His Paris.” Italian Jewish artist Amadeo Modigliani. Through Jan. 29. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327 ext. 704.

“On My Grandmother’s Table.” Through Jan. 20. Jewish Heritage Museum. At Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“Orthodox in Israel.” Photographs by Michael Cohen. Through Jan. 16. At Osher Marin JCC, N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

“Portraits of Diversity.” Rita Sklar exhibit. Through Oct. 31. At Lunch Stop Café in Metro Center building, 101 Eighth St., Oakland.

“The Atheon Project: A Temple of Science for Rational Belief.” Jonathon Keats window installation. Saturday, Sept. 27 through Feb. 1. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley.

“The Torah in Bronze” by Martin Katz. Through December. At Interior Niche, 3535 Sacramento St., S.F. (415) 572-1466.

Theresa Bernstein exhibition. Jewish artist who was nearly 112 when she died in 2002. Through Oct. 11. At George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., S.F.

“Works on Iron.” Contemporary Israeli artists Helen Shaul and Asnat Greenberg. Through Nov. 24. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.

saturday | 27

Gallery talk with Nomi Talisman. First artist to create a project for META/DATA, a series of Web-based digital arts projects. At Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley. 2 p.m.

music & dance

friday | 26

One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre. Sponsored by the Hub at the JCCSF. At Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F. 8 p.m. $18-$22.

“The Jewish Violin” with violinist Skye Atman and pianist Donna Lerew. At First Unitarian Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 8 p.m. $15-$20. (510) 525-0302 .

saturday | 27

“The Brew” featuring 10-piece ensemble Angola Project and oud player Rachel Valfer. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $10-$15.

sunday | 28

The Freylekh. Klezmer dance party and cabaret. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $10-$15. www.

sunday | 5

“The Sephardic Music Experience” with vocalist Kat Parra. At de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park at Third Avenue and Clement Street, S.F. 2:30 p.m.

Bebe Neuwirth in concert. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $62-$68. (415) 292-1233.

film & video

thursday | 2

“Religulous.” Bill Maher travels the globe to bash organized religion, including Judaism. Mill Valley Film Festival. 7 p.m. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael.

friday | 3

“Two Lives Plus One.” Through Oct. 9. At Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.

saturday | 4

“My Nose” and “A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma.” At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 8:15 p.m. $10. (510) 522-9355.

tv & radio

sunday | 28

“Mosaic.” KRON-TV channel 4. 5:30 a.m.

“Synagogue of the Air.” On KUSF 90.3 FM. 9 a.m.

tuesday | 30

“Jewish Music Alternative.” With Raya Zion. On KZSU 90.1 FM. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

lectures & workshops

sunday | 28

Forum on Proposition 5. The nonviolent offender rehabilitation act. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 1:30 p.m. [email protected]

wednesday | 1

“Community Voters Forum.” At Temple Israel, 3138 Mecartney Road, Alameda. (510) 522-9355.

thursday | 2

“The Supreme Court: Looking Ahead.” With professor Jesse Choper of Boalt Hall Law School. East Bay Jewish Forum. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. $10. 10 a.m. (510) 839-2900 ext. 253.

Francine Prose. Author of “Reading Like a Writer” and “Golden Grove.” At JCCSF, 3200 California St. S.F. 2 p.m.

Journalist Alan Weisman. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m.

“My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.” With author Ariel Sabar. At Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7 p.m.

saturday | 4

Litquake: “Intimacy” with Mary Roach, Ewing Duncan and Steve Elliot. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F.

benefits & social events

saturday | 27

“Bonfire of Reflection.” YeaShOre Community and Nishmat Shalom. At Emeryville Marina. 6:30-10 p.m.

friday | 3

Tashlich with the Hub. For young adults in their 20s and 30s. At Java Beach Café, 1396 La Playa St., S.F. 5 p.m. (415) 292-1200.

saturday | 4

“Celebration of Life.” Civic ceremony to honor Frank Winston, a Jewish community stalwart who died recently. At Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. 12 p.m. (415) 509-6685.

“Bonfire of Reflection.” YeaShOre Community and Nishmat Shalom. At Ocean Beach, S.F. 6:30-10 p.m.


saturday | 27

Jack London State Historic Park hike. In the North Bay. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. 11 a.m. $3. (707) 823-9555.

sunday | 28

Redwood Park Loop. In the East Bay. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. 11 a.m. $3. (510) 772-7853.

Breakfast and Banter. Mensch Link. At NETO, 135 Castro St., Mountain View. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (650) 906-2827. [email protected]