“Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Eis.” Opening day of exhibit paying tribute to the artist, founder and curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library in Berkeley. Through Nov. 10. At Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Free. www.rcjl.org.


“Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.” More than 80 snapshots of the late poet’s pals, plus related programming. Through Sept. 8. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. www.thecjm.org.

“Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.” Modern artists express theological concepts through paintings, sculptures, photography, video and installation art. From the SFMOMA collection. Through Oct. 27. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.  www.thecjm.org

“Handle With Care: A Portable Culture.” Multimedia exhibit on portability in Jewish culture. Through Aug. 3. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.

“Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights.” Exhibit on the South African politician. Through Aug. 31. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free. www.jccsf.org.

“Traditional by Conception, Modern by Design.” Contemporary Judaica by different artists. Through Sept. 16. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Free. www.emanuelsf.org/museum or (415) 751-2535.