Benefits & social events


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 opening celebration. At PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 1-5 p.m. (650) 378-2723,

thursday | 23

Discussion with Jehon Grist. Café by the Bay: a weekly social event for Holocaust survivors. Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica talks about Learning for Life program. At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post St., S.F. 2-3 p.m. (415) 449-3865.