on stage

“Bad Jews.” Joshua Harmon’s comedic play about four adult Jewish siblings battling over their grandfather’s chai necklace after his funeral. Closes Dec. 4. By Left Edge Theatre, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $25-$40.

“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.

“Hope.” Si Kahn’s musical play about the history of his family, which included rabbis, bootleggers, Jewish faith healers and Al Capone’s driver. At Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Through Dec. 18. $15-$25.


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.

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.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

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


jewish calendar

Nov. 25, 2016 / Cheshvan 24, 5777

Light candles at 4:34 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:34 p.m.

Dec. 2, 2016 / Kislev 2, 5777

Light candles at 4:33 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:33 p.m.