on stage

Berkeley Marsh

2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Feisty Old Jew.” Charlie Varon’s humorous one-man show. Through March 22. Prices vary.

Del Valle Theatre

1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!” One-man comedy with Steve Solomon playing more than 30 characters. Through March 29. $45-$65.


Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“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.

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.


save the date

Wilderness Torah’s Passover in the Desert

April 9-13

Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival

April 25-29


jewish calendar

March 13, 2015

Adar 22, 5775

Light candles at 6:57 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 7:55 p.m.


March 20, 2015

Adar 29, 5775

Light candles at 7:03 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:01 p.m.