“As it is Written: Project 304,805.” Through fall 2010. “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak.” Through Jan. 19. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Exodus: Flight from Nazi Germany.” Through the fall. At Holocaust Center of Northern California, 121 Steuart St., S.F.

“From Abstract Reality To Real Abstraction.” Art photography by Jewish artist Sonia Melnikova-Raich. At Concourse Gallery, 555 California St., S.F.

“Images of a Lost World: Pictures and Stories of Balkan Sephardic Life.” Through Jan. 31. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free.

“In Search of the Synagogues of Sub-Saharan Africa.” Watercolors by Jay A. Waronker. Through Jan. 10. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.

“Insights 2009.” Local visually impaired Jewish artist Nicole Rubio’s photography. Through Dec. 11. At San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza, S.F.

“Jewish Symbolic Motifs Across Time.” Through Feb. 14. At the Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“Jews Rock!” Photographs of Jewish rock musicians. Through Dec. 13. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

“The Mystical Hamsa.” Private collection of unique hamsas. Through Dec. 30. “The Whimsical Art of Frank Spalding.” Artist and cartoonist. Through Dec. 30. “The Work of Allen Shain.” Through Dec. 18. At Tice Valley Gallery, Contra Costa JCC, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.

“New Translations” and “Seeing Sinai.” Mixed media artist Jill Nathanson. Through Nov. 23. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.

“Photographs by Ciara Levy.” Images of Israel. Through Dec. 1. At KNA Copy Centre, 1865 Solano Ave., Berkeley. (510) 525-2381.

“Women Keep the Light Aglow.” Rita Sklar’s spiritual paintings. Through December. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont.

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“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps.” Through February 2010. Gallery tour and author talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. RSVP for tour (415) 292-1233.

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“Schindler.” Holocaust artifacts. Through Dec. 13. At the Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth St., Petaluma.