Holidays & spiritual


“Love, Fear and Revelation: The Journey of the Jewish Spirit.” Tikkun Leil Shavuot community study sessions, with five participating congregations. Dairy treats included. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free.

“Shavuot for All Ages.” All-night Tikkun Leil Shavuot learning event with activities for all ages (and blintzes at 1:30 a.m.). At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Free.

Shavuot celebration. Community dinner and late-night learning sessions. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 6:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. $9-$18 dinner.

Shavuot party. Dinner followed by a Torah lesson. At Chabad of Cole Valley, 1336 Willard St., Apt. D, S.F. 9:15 p.m. to 12 a.m. Free.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. Night of learning with teachers from the local Jewish community, food and family programming. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 6:15 p.m. to 7 a.m. Free.

Traveling Shavuot. Annual portable study session stopping at a number of San Francisco synagogues as well as the JCCSF. Begins at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Free; $10-$30 dinner at Sherith Israel.




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 of 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. (See story, 32)

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.


jewish calendar

May 30, 2014
Sivan 1, 5774
Light candles at 8:06 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:11 p.m.

June 4-5, 2014
Sivan 6-7, 5774
Holiday begins at 8:09 p.m.
preceding evening

June 6, 2014
Sivan 8, 5774
Light candles at 8:11 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:16 p.m.