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“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. “Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered.” Through Jan. 9. 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.

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

“Italia Ebraica: Italian Ritual Objects and Manuscripts.” Through Jan. 29. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“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 Amedeo Modigliani. Through Jan. 29. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327 ext. 704.

“On My Grandmother’s Table I Will Find …” Through Jan. 20. At Jewish Heritage Museum, 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, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000.

“Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews.” Chris Schwarz photography exhibit. Through Dec. 5. At Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center, Hillel at Stanford, Mayfield Avenue and Campus Drive East. (650) 736-1199.

“Sidewalking Israel — Spring, 2008.” Black and white photography by Rabbi Bernie Robinson. Through January. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. (415) 388-1818.

“Temporary Residence.” Solo exhibition by Israeli street artist Know Hope. Through Saturday, Nov. 22. At Anno Domini Gallery, 366 S. 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 State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon.” Recently rediscovered German Jewish collector. Through Jan. 18. At the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Golden Gate Park, 34th Avenue at Clement Street, S.F.

“Wild and Lovely.” Monotypes and oil paintings of Jewish artist Arthur Krakower. Through Dec. 24. At RS Gallery and Framing, 628 Emerson St., Palo Alto.

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



“The Last Yiddish Poet.” Through Dec. 14. At Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida St., S.F.

music & dance

friday | 21

Ninth Annual S.F. World Music Festival. JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18-$22.

saturday | 22

The Klezmakers. Music, coffee and dessert. At Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. RSVP to [email protected].

Israeli singer Chava Alberstein. At Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. 8 p.m. $18-$45.

“Miriam’s Well.” Sacred dance, music and poetry using stories from Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions. At Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. 8:30 p.m. $24-$28. (510) 848-2192.

sunday | 23

Redwood Symphony. Performing Foss, Glass, Golijov and Reich. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 2 p.m. $10-$25. (650) 366-6872.

“100% Michael Feinstein.” Feinstein performs Leonard Bernstein. JCCSF benefit. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. (415) 292-1233.

film & video

friday | 21

“Reaching for the Note.” Leondard Bernstein documentary. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. RSVP (415) 292-1233.

saturday | 22

“Glass House.” Story of how El Salvador saved Jews during World War II. International Latino Film Festival. At Dominican University, Angelica Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael.

sunday | 23

“Max Minsky and Me.” Free teen screening with snacks, refreshments and prizes. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14885 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 3-6 p.m. (408) 357-7497.

“Tel Aviv in Motion.” Ten shorts about Tel Aviv. At Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth St., S.F. 6 p.m. $5.

tv & radio

sunday | 23

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

monday | 24

“Rape of Europa.” Art historians rescue Nazi-looted works. KQED Channel 9. 9 p.m. Also Nov. 25 at 5 a.m.

sunday | 30

“Mosaic.” On KPIX Channel 5. 5 a.m.

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

lectures & workshops

sunday | 23

“Development of Ritual in the Talmud.” At Temple Beth Hilllel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

“Not the Last Yiddish Poets.” Yiddish and English poetry reading with Alice Rogoff and Sharon Coleman. At SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center, 480 Winston Drive, S.F. 2 p.m. (415) 566-7235.

“The Joy of Jewish Dancing.” Dance workshop with Bruce Bierman. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 7 p.m.

tuesday | 25

“Iranian Revolution, Hezbollah and the Shii’a Fundamentalists in the 21st Century.” With Dr. Ismail Agayev. At the Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 10 a.m. $5-$8. (925) 938-7800.

wednesday | 26

“Do people have a right to die?” Halachic discussion on euthanasia and mercy killing. At Richmond Torah Center Chabad, 423 10th Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m.

benefits & social events

saturday | 22

“Confronting Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Together.” At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blosson Lane, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m. (408) 358-1751 ext. 4.

sunday | 23

Kol Hadash bagel and coffee brunch. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. (510) 428-1492.

Tehiyah Community Havdallah/All-School Open House. Storytelling, cookie making, singing for children. At Tehiyah Day School, 2603 Tassajara Ave., El Cerrito Hills. 10-11:30 a.m. (510) 233-3013.

“Jewish P.J. Party for Very Young Kids.” Songs, puppets, snacks and crafts for children up to age 5 and their parents. At Jewish Gateways, 409 Liberty St.,El Cerrito. 10:30-12 p.m.

“Chai Tea.” Honoring matriarchs. Rosh Chodesh Women of Beth Ami. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 2-4 p.m. $36. (707) 360-3000

wednesday | 26

Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Celebration and Pie Social. Lamorinda Interfaith Ministerial Association. With Temple Isaiah shofar-blower, singers, dancers and service reflecting different religions. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. 7:30 p.m. (925) 283-3722.

thursday | 27

“Thanksgiving in America — Sephardic Style!” Kosher turkey dinner, Sephardic music. At Ahabat Torah, 1537 A. Meridian Ave., San Jose. $10-$60. RSVP (408) 371-6331.


saturday | 22

“Breakfast and Banter.” Mensch Link: Jewish Singles ages 40-59. At Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (650) 906-2827.

Edgewood Park hike. On the Peninsula. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at the corner of Edgewood Road and Cañada Road. 2 p.m. $3. (415) 731-2243.

sunday | 23

Mill Valley Muir Woods hike. In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet behind Book Depot, 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 11 a.m. $3. (510) 772-7853.

thursday | 27

“Billiards Night Out.” Mensch Link. At California Billiard Club, 881 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View. 7:30-9:30 p.m. [email protected].

saturday | 29

Rocky Point Beach hike and potluck lunch. In Marin. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Meet at trailhead, Bootjack parking lot. 10:30 a.m. Free. (510) 964-1467.

sunday | 30

Stanford University history hike. On the Peninsula. Meet on the Sand Hill Road side of Stanford Shopping Center. 10:30 a.m. $3. (408) 738-1319.