Benefits & social events

friday | 20

Banquet with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Includes a workshop on political communication strategy with Dan Schnur, board member of Republican Jewish Coalition of Northern California. At San Francisco Airport Hyatt Hotel, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. 7:30 p.m. $60. (415) 956-4514.

saturday | 21

Salsa dance party. Sponsor: American Jewish World Service. Lesson included. Age 21 and up. Look for the VIP AJWS line when you arrive. At Roccapulco, 3140 Mission St., S.F. 8 p.m. $20. (510) 594-9344.

“Wage Peace: A Benefit in Support of the Geneva Accord.” Sponsor: Tikkun. Spoken word, storytelling, music and dance with Traveling Jewish Theatre, Georges Lammam Ensemble, Za’atar and more. At University of San Francisco Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk St. 8 p.m. $15-$35. (510) 528-6250.

sunday | 22

Mah jongg. Sponsor: South Bay Mah Jongg Mavens. Lunch and tournament play. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 9:30 a.m. $25. Reservations: (408) 257-5618.

Rosh Chodesh. Chaya Gusfield, educator, will speak. Sponsor: Sisterhood Beth Abraham. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 11:30 a.m. Reservations: (510) 528-2769.

Berkeley Hadassah donor dinner. Robert B. Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, will speak on “The Work-Family Trap.” At Berkeley Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way. 6 p.m. (510) 848-0414.

monday | 23

“Blue Monday.” Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based federation. At Vertigo, 1160 Polk St., S.F. 6 p.m. $5-$15. (877) YAD-1818.

friday | 27

“Celebrating Our New Home.” Blessings, music and more for the new Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. At JCC of S.F., 3200 California St. 10 a.m. Reservations: (415) 292-1293.

saturday | 28

Movie night. Pizza dinner, used book sale and screening of “Animal Crackers.” At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. (415) 664-7373.

sunday | 29

“The Presidents Gala.” Beth Jacob Congregation celebrates the 110th anniversary of the shul and 50th anniversary of the building, honoring the living presidents and paying tribute to Ernie Hollander. At Beth Jacob social hall, 3778 Park Blvd., Oakland. 5 p.m. (510) 482-1147.