Benefits & Social Events

sunday | 18

Post-Passover lunch. Sponsor: Veggie Jews. At New World Vegetarian, 464 Eighth St., Oakland. 12 p.m. Reservations by 5 p.m. April 17: [email protected].

monday | 19

“Strictly Business Awards Luncheon.” Sponsor: Jewish Vocational Service. At Hilton San Francisco’s Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell St. 11:30 a.m. Reservations: StrictlyBusiness.htm.

tuesday | 20

Women’s Rosh Chodesh. Sponsors: Congregations Sinai and Beth David. At Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 7 p.m. (408) 264-8542.

thursday | 22

Welcoming reception. For new Peninsula residents. Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based federation. At private home. 6:30 p.m. Reservations and location: (877) YAD-1818.

friday | 23

Cantor Barry Reich. Service and oneg at 7:30 p.m. April 23 honoring Peninsula Temple Sholom’s cantor of 36 years. Dessert reception and cantorial concert at 6:30 p.m. April 25. At Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. (650) 697-2266.

sunday | 25

Donor luncheon. Sponsor: Marin Hadassah. Dr. Ido Yatsiv, chief of an intensive care unit at Hadassah Hospital’s Trauma Center in Ein Kerem, Israel, is keynote speaker. At Giorgio’s, Drake’s Landing Road, Greenbrae. 11:30 a.m. $36. (415) 381-5748.

“Spa for the Soul: A Day of Spiritual Retreat for the Jewish Woman.” Rivka Slonim, author of “Total Immersion,” lectures on “Male and Female — He Created Them: Exploring the Uniquely Feminine.” Sponsor: Chabad of the East Bay. Benefits Mikvah Taharas Israel. At Claremont Resort, 41 Tunnel Road, Oakland. 1 p.m. (510) 540-5824.