Holidays & spiritual


Older adult Passover luncheon. For all ages, but with a specific emphasis on people older than 60. 11 a.m. $5-$8 suggested donation. RSVP required.



“Broadway Seder Sing-and-Eat-a-Long.” Prix-fixe meal along with Broadway show tunes. Wine included. At Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $52 adults; $21 children under 12.

“A Modern Exodus.” Member-led community seder. Hosted by Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 6 p.m. $35-$40 adults; $15 ages 6-12. RSVP required.

Singles seder potluck. Celebrate Passover with other Jewish singles in their 40s-60s. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $15-$20.

Potluck Passover seder. Progressive secular seder hosted by Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. At Bothwell Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore. 5 p.m. $15 suggested donation. RSVP required. (510) 888-1404.


“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. 5 p.m. Free; dinner $45. Also April 26 morning services followed by lunch. 9:45 a.m. Lunch $45 suggested. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F.




Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

“The Yiddish Alphabet.” Original drawings from the classic book by Palo Alto resident Frederica Postman. Through April 29.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah.” Exhibit of 48 paintings from the famous Szyk Haggadah. Through June 29.

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


3200 California St., S.F.

“The Whimsical World of Hanoch Piven.” Israeli artist’s colorful, witty collages of famous people. Through April 30.

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Saved by the Bay.” Collection of letters, photographs, film, travel documents and other artifacts from scholars and intellectuals who fled fascist Europe in the 1930s. Through June 27.

Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third St., S.F.

“Wheat is Wheat Is Wheat: Peddy Mergui.” Exhibit exploring ethics and design in retail packaging. Through June

Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living

4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

“Next Year in Jerusalem.” Celebration of Passover and the Offenbacher Haggadah. Through June 30.

on stage


2840 Mariposa St., S.F.

“E-i-E-i-OY!” Vivien Straus’ one-woman autobiographical play about a Jewish farm girl and a Czech refugee. Through May 10.

The Marsh

1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“Feisty Old Jew.” Actor and writer Charlie Varon’s one-man play about an 83-year-old curmudgeon living a 20th-century life in the 21st-century Bay Area. Through May 4.


jewish calendar

April 18, 2014

Nissan 18, 5774

Light candles at 7:30 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:29 p.m.


Passover ends at 8:32 p.m. on April 22


April 25, 2014

Nissan 25, 5774

Light candles at 7:36 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:36 p.m.