Benefits & social events


Jewish singles hike. Join the Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club for a hike through Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, followed by a visit to the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival. 11 a.m. Free. For directions and more information, contact Sharon at [email protected]

“Oneg Shabbat: Saturdays Unplugged.” An afternoon of activities for kids and parents, including workshops, exhibits and live music by Hot Buttered Rum. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 to 6 p.m. Free.


An Iftar community meal at Netivot Shalom in 2013

Breaking bread in peace. Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts members of the Turkish Muslim community from Pacifica Institute for an uplifting and informative discussion of fasting and forgiveness in the Jewish and Muslim traditions. The evening opens with live Middle Eastern music and closes with Iftar, the traditional Ramadan meal after breaking the fast. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. Donations requested for the meal. RSVP to Serena Heaslip at [email protected]


“Float Night Pool Party.” Pool party with free barbecue. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 4 to 7 p.m. Free.




Addison-Penzak JCC

14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

“Here and There.” Exhibition of mixed-media work by three Israeli artists who moved to the United States. Through Aug. 22.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Copper Sculpture by Leonoid Korchemsky.” Metalwork by local Ukraine-born artist and S.F. resident. Through Oct. 15.

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

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.

Legion of Honor

Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., S.F.

“Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land.” Exhibit of tools, ornaments and ritual objects found in and around Israel. Through Jan. 4.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Stonewalled in Jerusalem.” Photographic installation about past and present Israel. Through Aug. 25.

“Journey.” Photographic collaboration by artists from Congregation Kol Emeth and Arava, Israel. Through Aug. 25.

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

“Between Dreams and Nightmares.” Mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures reflecting the messiness of war and its effects on survivors, by Israeli-born artist Dana Harel of Menlo Park. Through Sept. 7.


jewish calendar

July 11, 2014

Tammuz 13, 5774

Light candles at 8:15 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:19 p.m.


July 18, 2014

Tammuz 20, 5774

Light candles at 8:12 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:15 p.m.