Benefits & social events


“Shop in the Name of Love.” Through Dec. 5. Online auction to benefit Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

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Vegetarian dinner. Sponsor: Veggie Jews. At Golden Era vegetarian restaurant, 572 O’Farrell St., S.F. 7 p.m. [email protected].

Hadassah cocktail party, dinner and casino night. At Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. S.F. 6:30 p.m. $300 for everything, $100 for casino and dessert. (415) 771-5900.

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“Super Sunday.” S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation phone-a-thon. At the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Volunteers needed. (415) 512-6290 or

[email protected].

“Super Sunday.” Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay phone-a-thon. 300 Grand Ave., Oakland. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (510) 839-2900.

Arts and crafts bazaar. Fund-raiser for Gan Shalom preschool with puppeteer Jen Kanter and musician Achi Ben Shalom. At Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 11 a.m. (510) 848-3298.

Jewish Youth for Community Action. Social justice organization. Program introduction. At 1629 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 5 p.m. (510) 703-6445.

thursday | 24

Interfaith Thanksgiving Day service. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. (415) 751-2541 ext. 170.