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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 Theater

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.


Congregation Kol Shofar

215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon

“Photography with Spirit.” Exhibition of 30 prints by Marin photographer Norm Levin featuring Jewish celebrations and events in Marin County. Through Oct. 31.

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. “Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman.” Video and audio exhibit about the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and its founder. Through October 2016.


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.

Jewish Heritage Museum

Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living

4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville

“5775 L’Shana Tova.” Display of donated Judaica, including pieces from the Max and Ruth Eis collection.

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.

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.” Documenting the intellectuals who fled Europe as refugees and became important contributors to academic life. Through Dec. 19. “Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals.” Through Dec. 19. “Literary Minds: Soviet Jewish Writers Portrayed by Matvey Vaisberg.” Portraits of prominent Jewish authors by the 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 tell the story of a Poland that is revitalizing its Jewish roots while still recalling a dark past. Through Nov. 10.

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.


jewish calendar

Sept. 19, 2014

Elul 24, 5774

Light candles at 6:53 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 7:48 p.m.


Sept. 24, 201

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.


Sept. 26, 2014

Tishrei 2, 5775

Light candles at 6:42 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 7:37 p.m.