Holidays & spiritual


Lag B’Omer community bonfire. Celebration of the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot with live music and food. Sponsored by Urban Adamah and East Bay Minyan. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 9 p.m. Free.




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 culture of the kibbutz in Jewish life. Through July 1.

“Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism.” Exhibit featuring photographs of architecture designed by Jews in the 20th century. Through Oct. 6.


3200 California St., S.F.

“The Invisible Photographer.” Photographs of pre-state Israel by Armenian photographer Elia Kahvedjian, a refugee from the Armenian genocide. Through June 21.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Facing East: A Jewish Orientation.” Array of sculptures, textiles and paintings about Judaism from a variety of artists. Through Aug. 3.

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.” Israeli branding and design agency explores ethics and design in retail packaging. Sponsored by Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco and the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation. Through June 15.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger

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 show about a Jewish farm girl and a Czech refugee. Through May 10.


jewish calendar

May 9, 2014

Iyar 9, 5774

Light candles at 7:49 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:51 p.m.


May 16, 2014

Iyar 16, 5774

Light candles at 7:55 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:58 p.m.