Benefits & social events

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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.

saturday | 27

“Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Annual Winter Benefit.” Honoring Don and Sora Lei Newman, Adam Light and Michelle Newman Light. Dinner, dancing and auction. At San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. 6:45 p.m. $100. (650) 345-8900.

sunday | 28

Brunch and program. Anne Rosenthal, director of community services at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, presents “Taking Care of Momma … and Me: Changing Options as We Age.” Sponsor: B’nai B’rith Oakland Lodge. At Levitch Associates, 1029 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. 10:30 a.m. $5. (510) 845-6941.