on stage

“The Diary of Anne Frank.” Palo Alto Players’ production based on the teenager’s Holocaust diary. At Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $17-44. Closes Nov. 20.

“Ashkava (Requiem).” Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin’s play based on stories of Anton Chekhov, performed by Ensemble Bama Ivrit. In Hebrew with English supertitles. At Starbright Theater, 1770 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. $35. Closes Nov. 20.

“All Aunt Hagar’s Children.” Play about a murder investigation that gets mixed up with the death of a young Jewish woman. At Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F. $20-$38. Through Dec. 11.


Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“Ned Kahn: Negev Wheel.” Huge kinetic sculpture containing sand from the Negev desert by sculptor Ned Kahn. Through Jan. 8. “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Latest installation in long-running CJM exhibit featuring collaboration between local artist Kota Ezawa and contemporary dancer James Kirby Rogers. Through

Jan. 17.

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St., S.F.

“Haiku and Prayers: Where Jewish and Japanese Converge.” Exhibit by local photographer Sonia Melnikova-Raich on the spiritual and literary connections between the cultures. Through

Dec. 11.

Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger

1400 Camino Tassajara, Danville

High Holy Days exhibit. Seasonal display of antique and contemporary Judaica and artifacts. Through Dec. 31. (925) 648-2800

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“I-Tal- Yah: An Island of Divine Dew — Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture.” Exhibit of Italian Jewish artifacts from the last five centuries. Through Dec. 16. “From Mendelssohn to Mendelssohn.” Exhibit exploring the illustrious German-Jewish family of composers. Through Dec. 16. “The Jewish World: A Book Installation.” Exhibition of selected pages from the Magnes’ illustrated catalog of artifacts. Through June 30, 2017.

Museo Italo Americano

Fort Mason Center, Building C

Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street, S.F.

“Brooklyn and Botanicals.” Exhibit of black-and-white photos by William Castellana capturing textures and traditions of Satmar Hasidic way of life in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. ThroughJan. 15. Free.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

“We Are the Bridge: An Interfaith Art Exhibit.” Showcase of works by more than 30 local artists of different faiths. Theme is reconciliation and bridge-building. Through Jan. 7.


jewish calendar

Nov. 18, 2016 / Cheshvan 17, 5777

Light candles at 4:37 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:45 p.m.

Nov. 25, 2016 / Cheshvan 24, 5777

Light candles at 4:34 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:41 p.m.