Benefits & social events

thursday   |   12

“Spring Chugim Fair.” Olam Yeladim kids perform dance and creative arts. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

“Connections 2009.” Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley women’s philanthropy dinner and event. At the Fairmont, San Jose Club Regent. 5:30 p.m. RSVP [email protected].

“Café Ve-Ivrit.” Informal gathering for young adults with conversational Hebrew skills. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. Room 205. 8-10 p.m. $5. (415) 512-6203.

sunday   |   15

American Red Cross Blood Drive. At Temple Beth Abraham, Oakland. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Rambam’s Ladder Award Dinner and Auction.” Oshman Family JCC fundraiser. At Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto. 5-9 p.m. RSVP [email protected].