on stage

“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. Closes Dec. 18. $15-$25.


Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., S.F.

“From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art.” Works by 24 artists focusing on memories that are not their own. Through April 2. “Yud Video Project.” Short, artistic videos on memory. Through July 9. “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.

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. Closes Dec. 16. “From Mendelssohn to Mendelssohn.” Exhibit exploring the illustrious German Jewish family. Closes 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. Through Jan. 15. Free.

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.

Peninsula JCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

“The Seen and the Unseen.” Prints of paintings by contemporary artist Orit Martin of Israel, who draws her inspiration from mystical Jewish texts. Through Jan. 2. www.pjcc.or


jewish calendar

Dec. 16, 2016 / Kislev 16, 5777

Light candles at 4:33 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:36 p.m.

Dec. 23, 2016 / Kislev 23, 5777

Light candles at 4:38 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:39 p.m.


Dec. 24, 2016 / Kislev 24, 5777

Light first candle after 5:39 p.m.