BJE art exhibit contemplates: What is excess

What do we mean when we say something is excessive? What does Judaism tell us about extravagance? More than two dozen local artists took on these questions and others for “More Than Enough: Re-Defining Excess,” a new exhibition at the Bureau of Jewish Education’s Jewish Community Library in San Francisco.

A March 18 reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library will allow visitors to meet the artists and curators. Guests are encouraged to bring canned items for a community food drive on that day, from which a food drive “sculpture” will be created as part of local artist Beth Grossman’s “Art to Soup!” project, designed to call attention to hunger issues. Donated food ultimately will go to the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Food Pantry.

“More Than Enough: Re-Defining Excess”  runs through Aug. 5. The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis St. in San Francisco. For more information, go to