Benefits & social events

friday   |   25

“Shabbat Hol HaMoed Yom Turkey.” Potluck by Jews’ Next Dor. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. At private residence in Mountain View. 7 p.m. Free. [email protected]

sunday   |   27

Jewish Artisans Faire. Jewish artisans will sell their works, from fabrics to handmade books. At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. 10 a.m. Free. www.tbeaptos.org.

monday   |   28

TribeFest cooking contest. Team cook-off followed by prizes and dinner. At Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, 1532 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose. 6:30 p.m. (408) 357-7503.

tuesday   |   29

Trivia night. Trivia games and drinks with the Jewish Community Federation’s Young Adult Division. Co-sponsored by Birthright Next. At Elephant and Castle Pub, 424 Clay St., S.F. 7 p.m. $5. www.jewishfed.org.

thursday   |   1

Beginners’ Mah jongg class. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $150 for four sessions, includes National Mah Jongg League card. Also Dec. 8. www.tobysmj-mahjongg.yolasite.com.

saturday   |   3

Comedian Rita Rudner. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 8 p.m. $62-$75. www.jccsf.org.

“Chanty Sing with the National Park Service.” Yeashore community presents a public sing-along. At Hyde Street Historic Pier, 499 Jefferson St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. [email protected]

sunday   |   4

Mah jongg tournament. Addison-Penzak JCC and Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley present a tournament with cash prizes and lunch. At APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 9 a.m. $54. RSVP to (408) 357-7501.

B’Yachad event for families. A magic show for children with special needs and their families and tour of Houdini exhibit. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 10 a.m. Free. (510) 318-6426.

“The Story of Stuff.” Kol Hadash presents a bagel brunch, video and discussion about the “lives” of material objects. At the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10. www.kolhadash.org.

“Whole-Lotta-Latke Cook-Off.” Latke tasting, carnival-style games, live entertainment, arts and crafts. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 2 p.m. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org.

Fair trade Judaica fair. Chanukah fair plus arts and crafts activities. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free. [email protected]

AIPAC membership gathering. Speakers include Ari Sacher of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., and Israeli military medic Bernard Bar Natan of First Care Products. At Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento. 11:30 a.m. $45. Also at Fairmont Hotel, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. 6 p.m. $125. Also Dec. 5 at Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. 6 p.m. $95. Also Dec. 6 at the Hilton, 333 O’Farrell St., S.F. 5 p.m. $125. www.aipac.org.