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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra today

The music plays on. The 2012 documentary “Orchestra of Exiles” tells the story of musicians who fled Nazi Germany during World War II to form the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, saving not only themselves but also the musical heritage of Europe. A screening will be followed by a reception and a performance by the string quartet of the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $20-$28.



“Fred Lifsitz and Friends.” Violinist in the Alexander String Quartet and others perform tango and Jewish music. Wine and cheese reception precedes the show. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 3 p.m. $12-$25.


Israeli cellist Maya Beiser. Performing Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei” and Golijov’s “Mariel” with the Santa Rosa Symphony. Also Nov. 10-11. At Sonoma State University, Weill Hall, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 8 p.m. $15-$80.


Kol Truah Jewish Choir in 2010

Love is in the air. The Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay presents “Love in the Spring — Or Any Other Season,” a repertoire of passionate, upbeat songs performed in Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian and English. The nondenominational choir, affiliated with Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom, has been entertaining Bay Area audiences for nearly 40 years. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. $10 suggested donation. Also 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. $10 suggested donation. Also 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at  Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Central Park St., Richmond. $10 suggested donation.