Zadok Ben-David. Israeli artist discusses themes of nature in his work. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. www.thecjm.org.

“Zakheim: Art of Prophetic Justice.” Lecture by Fred Rosenbaum, founding director of Lehrhaus Judaica. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org.


“Do Not Destroy Trees.” Opening day of Tu B’Shevat–themed exhibit that explores tree design, purpose and Jewish thought. Through May 28. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.


Royal flush. Orna Ben Shoshan’s “King Solomon Tarot Cards” combine powerful imagery, selections from Kabbalah and iconography from the King Solomon Seals, which have served as supernatural talismans for generations. Unlike traditional tarot, these oracle cards are meant to inspire self-reflection. Through April 1 at the Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. www.pjcc.org

“Bernard Zakheim: Art of Prophetic Justice.” Photo exhibit explores life and work of the Jewish muralist. Through March 29. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.paloaltojcc.org.

“Black Sabbath.” Studio exhibit on black-Jewish ties in recorded music. Through Feb. 28.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Through Oct. 16. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Through Oct. 16. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Book Sculptures.” Brian Dettmer’s sculptures complement the upcoming BookFest at JCC of San Francisco. Through March. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. www.jccsf.org.

“Courage to Remember.” Traveling photo exhibit from the Museum of Tolerance. Through Feb 16. At Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. www.couragetoremember.com.

“A Dancer’s Scrapbook, 1928-1933.” Pictures of Rose Yasgour, a pioneer of modern dance. Through Feb. 23. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327.

“Dissolving Localities.” Multimedia exhibit by Israeli musician Emmanuel Witzthum connecting Berkeley to Jerusalem. Through July 3. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.magnes.org.

“Memories.” Digital photo-collage portraits by Israeli Gideon Spiegel. Through Feb. 29. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. www.marinjcc.org.

“Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman.” Exhibit of historic photographs. Through Feb. 28. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. [email protected]

“Rita Sargen Simon Retrospective, 1924-2005.” Works in steel, bronze, ceramic and Plexiglas. Through Feb. 5. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. www.rcjl.org.

“Spectacles of Devotion.” Barry Shapiro’s photo-collage images of religious devotion. Through Feb. 29. Art for sale, with a percentage to benefit JCC. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. www.svjcc.org.