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The photographers shown in the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “Radical Camera” exhibit were famous for their photo scavenger contests, in which amateurs and professionals alike would snap pictures based on themes ranging from the somber (“The Law”) to the over-the-top (“Chasing a Blonde”). For the past few months, the CJM has held biweekly versions of the contest online à la Bay Area in the 21st century — think camera phones and Instagram — seeking images inspired by the exhibit and the city. The S.F. Photo Hunt wraps up on Jan. 13 with a party that will include one last contest and an award for best overall photo.


“The Art of Prophetic Justice.” Works of San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim. “Wide-Angle Lens.” Jewish photographers in the 1940s and1950s. Through Feb. 3. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Through April 28. “The Radical Camera.” Photography exhibit on New York’s historic Photo League. Through Jan. 31. “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.” Exhibit of art by the author-illustrator. Through Feb. 24. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Imaging Religions.” Visual and textual expressions of religious beliefs. Includes Jewish scrolls, Orthodox coins, Catholic paintings and more. Through Jan. 31. At Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Free. www.gtu.edu.

“A Retrospective: Then and Now.” Ceramic Judaica by Susan Duhan Felix. Through Jan. 27. At Jewish Heritage Museum at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. (925) 648-2800.

“Traces of Memory.” Exhibit pieces together new ways of understanding Poland’s Jewish heritage. Through February. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Free. www.marinjcc.org.

“A War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Selections from exhibit by the Nazis in 1937 that aimed to turn public opinion against modern art. Through Feb. 24. At Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University. www.museum.stanford.edu.