“Making the Past Present.” Photos of Jewish life in Eastern Europe by students from the Helix Project. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.




Cartoon Art Museum, S.F.

“Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel.” Artwork from seven of his celebrated graphic novels on display, including autobiographical account of anti-Semitism he and his family faced in World War II era. Through Nov. 10. At 655 Mission St., S.F.

Contemporary Jewish Museum , S.F.

“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.

“To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History.” Exhibit on the history and cultural aspects of the kibbutz in Jewish life. Through July 1.

“Work in Progress: Considering Utopia.” New works (video, photos, sculpture and interactive painting) by three artists. Considering the concept of utopia from Jewish and contemporary perspectives. Through Jan. 20. At 736 Mission St., S.F.

JCC of San Francisco

“Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012.” Exhibit about the Swedish diplomat whose actions helped save tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Through Nov. 30. At 3200 California St., S.F.

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

“Refusalon” exhibit. Glass, metal, paper and recycled objects from a number of artists, including Israeli Uri Tzaig. Through Dec. 12. At 500 Post St., S.F.

Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael

“Street Light: The Urban Impressionism of Lawrence Kushner.” Rabbi Lawrence Kushner’s oil paintings of San Francisco inspired by the Kabbalah. Through Nov. 4. At 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.


jewish calendar

Oct. 18, 2013

Cheshvan 14, 5774

Light candles at 6:11 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 7:07 p.m.


Oct. 25, 2013

Cheshvan 21, 5774

Light candles at 6:02 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 6:59 p.m.