Holidays & spiritual


“South Bay Pride Shabbat.” LGBT service followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 6:30 p.m. Free. (408) 358-1751.


Yeashore Community bonfire. Havdallah celebration. Ocean Beach, S.F. 2 to 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 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.

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

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

2025 Addison St., Berkeley

Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in “Maestro.” Award-winning stage actor and pianist in a one-man show. Through July 3.


jewish calendar

June 13, 2014

Sivan 15, 5774

Light candles at 8:14 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:20 p.m.


June 20, 2014

Sivan 22, 5774

Light candles at 8:16 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:22 p.m.