Benefits & Social Events

friday | 10

Business networking lunch. Sponsor: The Jewish Community Business Referral Network. At Max’s in Westgate Mall, San Jose. 11:45 a.m. Information: [email protected].

saturday | 11

“Bonfire of Reflection.” Celebration of Jewish High Holy Days and the Celtic New Year. Co-sponsored by YeaShOre Community, Bay Jews Havurah, Keneset HaLev: Community of the Heart and Jews United for Social Interaction. 7:30 p.m. Ocean Beach, across from the Beach Chalet on the Great Highway, S.F. Information: [email protected].

sunday | 12

Gay day on the Russian River. Sponsor: LGBT Alliance of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. BBQ. Children 5 and older. $25-$45. (415) 512-6279.

Palo Alto picnic and update on the new campus. At ALSJCC, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 1-5 p.m. (650) 493-9400.

monday | 13

“Reclaim Democracy.” With Arlene Blum, Joan Blades, Patricia Ellsberg, Ronnie Gilbert and Farai Chideya. Music by Achi Ben Shalom and East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus. Pizza. At Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 6 p.m. (510) 848-0237.

“SF New Blue Monday.” Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Vegetarian, no-host bar. At Azul, 1 Tillman Place, S.F. 6-9 p.m. $7-10. (415) 512-6280.

wednesday | 15

High Holy Days food drive. Through Sept. 25. At various Alameda County locations. Information:, or (510) 834-3663, ext. 343.

saturday | 18

“Bonfire of Reflection.” Sponsor: YeaShOre Community. At dirt parking lot by Olympic Circle Sailing Club parking lot, Berkeley. 7 p.m. Information: [email protected].

Rosh Hashanah Israeli-style dance party. Sponsor: Tzavta, the Israel Center and Young Adults Division of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. With DJ Boaz. At The Cellar Club, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. (415) 512-6424, or

sunday | 19

Peninsula Jewish Community Center celebration. At PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1-5 p.m. Information: