Benefits & social events

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saturday | 4

Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 6:30 p.m. $150. (408) 357-7436.

25th annual Solid Gold Ball. Benefit for Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, At Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo. 6:30 p.m. (925) 964-2068.

“Sea Shanty Sing.” YeaShOre Community. At Hyde Street Pier, S.F. 7:30 p.m. www.yeashore.org.

sunday | 5

Tehiyah Day School Preschool Havdallah Celebration. At Tehiyah Day School, 2603 Tassajara Ave., El Cerrito. 10 a.m. (510) 233-3013 ext. 239.

monday | 6

Peninsula Happy Hour. Sponsor: YAD of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At Vinyl Room, 221 Park Road, Burlingame. 6:30 p.m. $10. [email protected].

Evening of Chassidic Story & Song. With Rabbi Yehudah Ferris. At Ristorante Raphael, 2132 Center St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. $18. (510) 644-9500.

saturday | 11

“An Evening of Sacred Stories and Dessert.” With storyteller Jerry Falek. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 7 p.m. $18-$20. (510) 223-2560.

sunday | 12

“Artisans and Authors.” Holiday Fair: Crafts, Books, Judaica and more.” Contra Costa Jewish Book Festival. At Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (510) 839-2900 ext. 253.

Veggie Jews Brunch. For young adults and singles. At Greens, Building A, Fort Mason Center, S.F. 1 p.m. (415) 771-6222.

Humanistic Judaism Sunday Brunch Program. Sponsor: Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 10 a.m. $5. [email protected].

Temple Emanu-El Chanukah Boutique. At Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (408) 730-1965.

Yiddish Sing-Along. “Gasn un Vegn: Streets and Roads.” At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 1 p.m. Free. (415) 567-3327 ext. 703.