on stage

The Marsh

1062 Valencia St., S.F.

“Melancholy, a Comedy.” Sara Felder tackles fictionalized relationship with partner with mental illness and Abraham Lincoln’s battle with depression. Closes June 28.

Julia Morgan Theater

2640 College Ave., Berkeley

“Fiddler on the Roof.” Performed by Berkeley Playhouse. Through Aug. 2.


Congregation Beth Shalom

1455 Elm St., Napa

“Israeli Festival of the Arts.” Exhibit and sale of works by Israeli artists, arranged by Jerusalem’s Safrai Fine Art Gallery. Ends June 28.

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.

“Bound to Be Held: A Book Show.” Solo exhibition by conceptual artist Josh Greene celebrating the relationship between reader and book. Closes 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. “Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty.” Group exhibition examining technological innovation, the concept of time, and expressions of awe and fear. Through Sept. 20.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Up/Down.” Art exhibition exploring the image of Jacob’s Ladder and the significance of ladders in Jewish spirituality. Featuring works by painter-photographer Andréa D. Guerra and artist-spiritual director Elyssa Wortzman. Through Aug. 26.

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 maps by Ukraine-born artist Shmuel Lerner. Closes June 26.


save the date

Carmel Valley Jewish Food Festival

Carmel, Aug. 23

Sonoma County Israel Fair

Santa Rosa, Aug. 30

American Friends of MDA Red Star Ball

San Francisco, Aug. 30


jewish calendar

June 26, 2015 / Tammuz 9, 5775

Light candles at 8:18 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:23 p.m.

July 3, 2015/ Tammuz 16, 5775

Light candles at 8:17 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:22 p.m.

July 10, 2015/Tammuz 23, 5775

Light candles at 8:15 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 9:19 p.m