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on stage

Aurora Theater Co.

2081 Addison St., Berkeley

“Talley’s Folly.” Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play about a liberal Jewish immigrant pursuing the hand of a well-to-do non-Jewish woman in 1944 Missouri. Through June 7. $35-$42.


Congregation Emanu-El

2 Lake St., S.F.

“Jews and Cartooning.” Exhibit of art by classic Jewish cartoonists, including Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, R. Crumb, Yaakov Kirschen and others. Through Sept. 1.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“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. “Dorothy Saxe Invitational.” Exhibit of works by local artists based on the concept of the tzedakah box. Through May 17. “Bound to be Held: A Book Show.” Solo exhibition by conceptual artist Josh Greene celebrating the relationship between reader and book. Through June 28. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Third installation of the collaborating-artists project, with Bay Area visual artist Anthony Discenza and horror author Peter Straub. Through July 14.

Dryansky Gallery

2120 Union St., S.F.

“Hands On: Works from 2007-2014.” Exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages by Moroccan-born Israeli Miriam Cabessa. Through June 4.

Hillel at Stanford

565 Mayfield Ave, Stanford

“Jews of Color: A Renaissance Project.” Exhibit of photographs and paintings spotlighting eclectic Jewish communities. Through June 1.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Art as Midrash: Interpreting Jewish Text Through Art.” Exhibit featuring Jewish-themed textile and bead art by Claire Sherman and Barbara Cymrot. Through May 14.

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

“Social Network Art Competition: Israel 2014-15.” Traveling show featuring undiscovered Israeli artists. Through June 1.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Not Forgotten.” Collage and mixed media exhibit depicting 20th-century Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa. Through May 20.

Peninsula JCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

“Mi Polin/From Poland.” Exhibition of Judaica by Polish artists Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar. Through June 25.

save the date

All-night Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Bay Area, May 23

Anna Halprin birthday performance

Kentfield, June 12


jewish calendar

May 1, 2015/Iyar 12, 5775

Light candles at 7:42 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:43 p.m.

Lag B’Omer

May 7, 2015/Iyar 18, 5775

May 8, 2015/ Iyar 19, 5775

Light candles at 7:48 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 8:51 p.m.