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“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 Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

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

“Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered.” Oct. 12 through Jan. 9. Special events for members Oct. 10 and 11. At 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.

“Jewish Magic: Folklore and Fantasy.” Through Dec. 31. At JCCSF’s Katz Snyder Gallery, 3200 California St., 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 MetroCenter building, 101 Eighth St., Oakland.

“Sidewalking Israel.” Black and white photographs. Through January 2009. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. (415) 388-1818.

“Temporary Residence.” Solo exhibition by Israeli street artist Know Hope. Through Nov. 22. At Anno Domini gallery, 366 South First St., San Jose. (408) 271-5155.

“The Atheon Project: A Temple of Science for Rational Belief.” Jonathon Keats window installation. 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.

music & dance

sunday | 5

“The Sephardic Music Experience” with vocalist Kat Parra. At M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Golden Gate Park, 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.

“Degenerate Music: The Music of Weimar Berlin.” With members of the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. $15-$20. 7:30 p.m.

monday | 6

Kinky Friedman. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $20-$25.

friday | 10

“Lullabies and Songs of Childhood.” Eastern European cradle songs performed by women’s vocal ensemble Kitka. At St. Gregory’s Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F. 8 p.m. $18-$25. (510) 444-0323.

sunday | 12

“The VNote Ensemble.” Jazz and Venezuelan music. At Albert L. Shultz JCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 3:30 p.m.

“Paper Promises.” Presented by Jewish Dance Theatre. Also Oct. 19. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $15-$20.



“7 Beggars.” Modern retelling of Jewish folklore, with musical performer Tim Barsky. Through Oct. 18. At Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St., S.F. $15-$20.

film & video

friday | 3

“Two Lives Plus One.” French film shown in 2008 S.F. Jewish Film Festival. Through Thursday, 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.” Temple Israel Film Festival. At Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 8:15 p.m. $10. (510) 522-9355.

tuesday | 7

“The Light Ahead.” Yiddish feature film from 1939. At Albert L. Shultz JCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 1 p.m. $5 donation.

saturday | 11

“Four Seasons Lodge.” Documentary about survivors. Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Mill Valley Film Festival. At Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Noon.

sunday | 12

“The Lemon Tree.” Israeli film. Mill Valley Film Festival. At Sequoia Theatre, Mill Valley. 5:45 p.m.

“Encounter Point.” Israeli-Palestinian conflict documentary. CBJ/Swig Program in Jewish Studies at the University of San Francisco. At Congregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Redwood City. 7 p.m.

tv & radio

sunday | 4

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

tuesday | 7

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

sunday | 12

“A Jewish Perspective.” KRON-TV channel 4. 5:30 a.m.

lectures & workshops

saturday | 4

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

monday | 6

San Francisco JCRC Presidential Forum. With moderator Michael Krasny and party representatives. Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. (415) 977-7409.

League of Women Voters. November election talk. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. (408) 257-3333.

tuesday | 7

“Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire — Dream Team.” With Irwin Tallarico. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

“My Father’s Paradise.” With author Ariel Sabar. At Albert L. Shultz JCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 10 a.m.

sunday | 12

East Bay JCRC Presidential Forum. With party representatives. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 6:30 p.m. Free. (510) 839-2900 ext. 217.

StoryCorps. Share life stories with family and friends in the story booth. Through Oct. 11, 2009. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

benefits & social events

tuesday | 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.

wednesday | 8

“Irish-Israeli-Italian Society Lunch-eon.” At San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St., S.F. 11:30 a.m. $47. (415) 648-2024.

friday | 10

Bay Area Be’chol Lashon Retreat. Through Oct. 12. At Walter Creek Ranch, Petaluma. [email protected].