Benefits & social events

sunday | 22

“A Day in the Life of a Winemaker before Harvest.” With Ernie Weir of Hagafen Cellars. Cal-Israeli cuisine picnic prepared by Irit Weir at Silverado Trail winery. Benefit for Congregation Beth Sholom Napa and The Table. $150. 3 p.m. wine workshop. 6 p.m. picnic. RSVP to (707) 226-1551.

Annual white elephant sale. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval, S.F. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (415) 664-7373.

saturday | 28

“Inventing Tradition: New Jewish Performance.” For film-in-progress by Michelle Blair. With Yuri Lane, Amy Tobin, Daniel Hoffman and Naomi Newman. At Traveling Jewish Theater, 470 Florida St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $25.

sunday | 29

Israeli folk dance party. Benefit for Dance Library of Israel. Music by Allen King. At Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. $10 (510) 525-5054.

Kosher community BBQ. At Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 5-7:30 p.m. $8-$19. (925) 938-7800.