Benefits & social events

thursday | 4

“The Bay Benefit for Global Justice.” Sponsor: American Jewish World Service. Ruth Messinger, AJWS president, and Sakena Yacobi, founder of Afghan Institute for Learning, will speak. At San Francisco Film Center, Presidio, S.F. 7 p.m. $125. Reservations: (510) 594-9344.

saturday | 6

Pre-performance reception. Sponsor: Young Adults Division and Israel Center of the S.F.-based federation. Before “Three Voices: Emerging Artists Series,” featuring Robbie Gringras, Dan Wolf and Amy Tobin. At Slow Club, 2501 Mariposa St., S.F. 6 p.m. (877) YAD-1818.

Havdalah and shanty sing. Sponsor: YeaShOre and Chabad of the East Bay. At Aquatic Park, Larkin and Beach streets, S.F. 7:30 p.m.

sunday | 7

Book sale. Proceeds go to Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center’s senior department. Continues Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. At Addison Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.