Benefits & social events

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saturday | 17

Dinner. Sponsor: Veggie Jews. At Ganges restaurant, 775 Frederick St., S.F. 7:15 p.m. Reservations: [email protected].

tuesday | 20

“The Secret Rescue Of The Syrian Jewish Community: The Untold Story.” Judy Feld-Carr. Sponsor: Women’s Alliance of the S.F.-based federation. Annual Pomegranate event. At Harry Denton’s Rouge, 1500 Broadway, S.F. 6:30 p.m. $55. (650) 919-2107.

wednesday | 21

“LGBT Women’s Night.” Sponsor: LGBT Alliance of the S.F.-based federation. At Martuni’s, 4 Valencia St., S.F. 6 p.m. (415) 512-6279.

thursday | 22

“South Peninsula Newcomers’ Welcoming Reception.” For new Bay Area residents. Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based federation. At private home on the Peninsula. 6:30 p.m. Reservations: (877) YAD-1818.

saturday | 24

“Joke Night Goes Japanese.” Jokes, gourmet salmon dinner and silent auction. At Congregation Beth Sholom, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 5:30 p.m. $60-$70. (707) 253-7305.

Pasta dinner and bingo. At Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 6:30 p.m. $7-$15. Reservations: (415) 564-1375.