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on stage

Magic Theatre

2 Marina Blvd., Building D, S.F.

“Bad Jews.” Joshua Harmon’s darkly comic play about Jewish siblings and their battle over a family heirloom. Through Oct. 5. $20-$60. (See story, 29)

Cinnabar Theatre

3333 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma

“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performance in honor of the classic’s 50th anniversary. Extended through Sept. 28. “Fiddler” birthday party on Sept. 21. $9-$35.


Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“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.


3200 California St., S.F.

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

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Collages by Mikhail Petrenko.” Russian revolutionary art–inspired collages by the local artist and art critic. Through Nov. 23.

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. Free docent-led tours available. Through Jan. 4.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Saved By The Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to U.C. Berkeley.”  Through Dec. 19. “Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals.” Food and rituals in Jewish life. (See story, 28.) Through Dec. 19. “Literary Minds: Soviet Jewish Writers Portrayed by Matvey Vaisberg.” Portraits of prominent Russian Jewish authors by Ukrainian artist. Through Dec. 19.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“Mi Polin/From Poland.” Pieces by Warsaw artists Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar that tell the story of a Poland that is revitalizing its Jewish roots while still recalling a dark past. Through Nov. 10. (See story, 28)

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“So Much Very Loud.” Exhibit of collage-inspired paintings by Bay Area artist Sarah Ratchye. Through Nov. 24. “Pomegranate Art.” Sculpture art by Bay Area artist Linda Tapscott. Through Nov. 18.

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. Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Sept. 17.


jewish calendar


Sept. 12, 2014

Elul 17, 5774

Light candles at 7:04 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8 p.m.


Sept. 19, 2014

Elul 24, 5774

Light candles at 6:53 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 7:49 p.m.


Sept. 24, 2014

Elul 29, 5774

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Light candles at 6:45 p.m.


Sept. 25, 2014

Tishrei 1, 5775

Rosh Hashanah

Light after 7:40 p.m.