Benefits & social events


Jewish singles hike. Join the Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club for a seven-mile excursion from the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge to Coyote Hills Park in Newark, followed by an optional buffet dinner. 1:30 p.m. $1. For information, call Ray at (408) 817-5686.


YAD Day of Volunteering. Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation will volunteer at seven sites in San Francisco, followed by an after-party. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Register at day-of-volunteering-2014.

Jewish Heritage Tour. Cable-car tour of San Francisco’s historical Jewish sites and synagogues, hosted by Rabbi Moshe Langer. Starts at the corner of Geary and Powell streets, Union Square.10:55 am. $22-$30. (415) 987-8355.


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


Jewish Heritage Night at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Special-event ticket holders get access to a pre-game party at Seals Plaza and free limited-edition Giants mezuzah. At AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F. Pre-party starts at 5 p.m., game at 7:15 p.m. Prices vary.



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.

“Project Mah Jongg.” Exhibit on the history of mah jongg and the game’s introduction into Jewish culture.  Through Oct. 28.

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.

Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
“The Invisible Photographer.” Opening of the exhibition by Armenian photographer Elia Kahvedjian, depicting life in early 20th-century pre-state Israel. Also “To Build and Be Built: Kibbutz History.” Opening of a photographic exhibition on loan from Contemporary Jewish Museum, depicting life on the kibbutz and the evolution of the kibbutz movement. Through Sept. 3.

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.

Peninsula JCC
800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City
“Community Art Show 2014.” Showcase of photography, handcrafted jewelry and mixed-media art from more than 80 local artists. On display weekdays 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. through Sept. 17.

jewish calendar

July 18, 2014
Tammuz 20, 5774
Light candles at 8:12 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:15 p.m.

July 25, 2014
Tammuz 27, 5774
Light candles at 8:07 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 9:09 p.m.