Benefits & social events

saturday | 13

Family bingo and silent auction. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 7 p.m. (415) 664-7373.

monday | 15

“Campaign Phone-a-Thon.” Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based federation. At federation building, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Reservations: (877) YAD-1818.

tuesday | 16

Donor luncheon. Sponsor: Beth Abraham Sisterhood. Leah Garchik, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, is guest speaker. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 11:30 a.m. $36. Reservations: (510) 531-4604.

saturday | 20

Tilden Park hike and dinner. Sponsor: East Bay Young Jewish Couples, 20s and 30s. Walk from Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak. Dinner in Berkeley follows hike. 3 p.m. Reservations and directions: (510) 860-1148.

“Great American Meat-Out Dinner.” Sponsor: Veggie Jews. At The Bay Leaf Café, 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto. 8 p.m. Reservations by 5 p.m. March 19: [email protected]

sunday | 21

Congregation Ner Tamid Women’s Group meeting. Esther Kemeny discusses her book, “On the Shores of Darkness,” detailing her life in Slovakia before World War II and the events that led to her arrival in Auschwitz. At Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 10 a.m. $3. Reservations: (415) 566-0824.