Benefits & events


Second Saturday Stoplight Party. S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation presents a party for Jewish young adults. Wear red for taken and green for single. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15 includes drinks.


Zydeco dance party and potluck. Jewish Hikers hosts. Bring dish to share. At Tayerle Wines, 2311 Magnolia St., Oakland. 9 p.m. Donations suggested. (510) 421-2457.

Golden Gate Warriors Jewish Heritage Night. Game against Houston Rockets. At Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Super Sunday. Volunteers with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley make calls to raise money to support local and international Jewish agencies. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Women’s philanthropy. The “Power of One” annual dinner raises money for Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, featuring speaker Geri D. Palast of the Israel Action Network. At Hilton Hotel, 333 O’Farrell St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Minimum donation $125.  (See story, 6a.)

Mollie Katzen. Reception with best-selling Jewish cookbook author. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 6 p.m. Prices vary.


Knitzvah. Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley hosts volunteer knitting and crocheting garments to donate to the needy. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m.


Women’s Torah Project. Start of weeklong study and celebration across the Bay Area. At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City. 2 p.m. Free. Also lectures by Wendy Graff, director of the project, and Jewish metal artist Aimee Golant, who will speak about creating the Torah’s crowns. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free. For more events, visit

Philosophers’ Café. Discussion of ethical consumerism hosted by Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. At Café Rumi, 799 Heyer Ave., Castro Valley. 10:45 a.m. $5 suggested. (925) 240-5612.

Brunch and theater. Brunch and carpool to see theatrical production of “Crossing Delancey.” At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 12 p.m. $30-$35.

Yiddish sing-along. Led by local musicians and singers including Sharon Bernstein, Stu Brotman, Jim Rebhan and Gerry Tenney. Lyrics and translations provided. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. Free.


“The Whole Megila-la-la with Isaac Zones.” Purim program of music, stories and silliness. At BJE Jewish Community Library,1835 Ellis St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. Free.

“Feast Your Mind.”
Fundraising dinners to benefit Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School feature guest speakers such as architect Olle Lundberg and Giants president and CEO Larry Baer. 4:30 p.m. reception at school, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, followed by dinners at 7 p.m. $250, $36 alumni dinner.