on stage

“The Lyons.” Darkly comedic play about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a dying patriarch. At Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. Through March. 8. Ticket prices vary.

“Feisty Old Jew.” Charlie Varon’s humorous one-man show. At Berkeley Marsh, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. Through March 22. Prices vary.


Congregation Kol Shofar

215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon

“The Yiddish Alphabet.” Exhibit of illustrations by Bonnie Stone for “The Yiddish Alphabet Book” by Frederica Postman. Free.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch.” Exhibit on Bay Area children’s book author and illustrator. Through March 8. “In That Case: Havruta — Helena Keefe and Jessica Prentice.” Second installation of collaborating-artists project, featuring artist and organizer Keefe in discussion with chef, author and local-foods activist Prentice. Through April 14. “Letters to Afar.” Exhibit of 1920s and ’30s movies that Jewish immigrants made in their Polish hometowns, as well as archival newsreels and historic Polish films. Through May 24. “Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies.” Exhibit of Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz’s portraits photographed in the 1930s. Through May 24.


530 Bush St., S.F.

“Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam.” Posthumous world premiere of a collection of lost portraits of Amsterdam Jews taken in 1943 by Dutch photographer, along with the subjects’ identities and stories. Through April 17. (See story, 18)

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“reCOVER.” Works by Sasha Mosalov, combining the art of bookmaking with Jewish imagery and symbolism. Through March 8.

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age.” Interactive installation featuring objects, images, film reels and oral histories from the archives. Through Dec. 18. “The Secret Language of Flowers: Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950.” Exhibition of drawings and rudimentary maps made shortly after the formation of Israel by Ukraine-born artist Shmuel Lerner. Through June 26.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“Giving as a Work of Art—the Botanical Series.” Artwork by Chris Hellman, S.F. watercolor artist and philanthropist. Through March 26.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Cuba: View from the Street.” Photographs by Steve and Ellen Konar, participants in a 2011 Jewish humanitarian mission. Through March 31.

Petaluma Museum

20 Fourth St., Petaluma

“From Generation to Generation.” Exhibit showcasing Petaluma Congregation B’nai Israel’s 150-year history. Through April 26. Free.

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St., S.F.

“Alive! A la Vie! Children of Buchenwald.” Photo exhibition featuring Jewish refugee children saved from Buchenwald, as well as life before, during and after the war. Through March 15. Free.


jewish calendar

Feb. 27, 2015

Adar 8, 5775

Light candles at 5:43 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 6:41 p.m.


March 5, 2015

Adar 14, 5775

March 6, 2015

Adar 15, 5775

Light candles at 5:50 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 6:48 p.m.