Benefits & social events


In good company

Come for the food, stay for the conversation. Traditional Jewish and Indian foods will keep taste buds busy when the Hindu-Jewish Dialogue Series resumes at the Peninsula JCC. Presented by the American Jewish Committee, the Hindu American Foundation and the
JCC, the event is part of an ongoing effort to support ties between the two communities.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. $5-$10. (650) 378-2702


Vegetarian Shabbat dinner. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 6 p.m. Free. RSVP requested.

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.

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.

Jewish Family Service dine-out. Proceeds benefit JFS of Silicon Valley. At Rock Bottom Restaurant, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. 12 p.m. until closing. [email protected]

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.


Volunteer meeting. Informational session by Jews’ Next Dor. At private residence in Cupertino. 9:30 p.m. Free. RSVP for more info to [email protected]

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 project director Wendy Graff and metal artist Aimee Golant. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free.


Shabbat Hop. Part of young-adult synagogue crawl in Silicon Valley. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 6 p.m. Free.


Brotherhood dance party. Includes performance by Temple Emanu-El’s Brotherhood band. At Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18.

Israeli folk dance party. Hosted by Café Shalom. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8.


Social action day. Volunteer on the farm, hosted by San Jose’s Congregation Sinai. At Full Circle Farm, 1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale. 10 a.m. Free.

Mah jongg tournament. Includes prizes and lunch. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 10 a.m. $36.

“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.

Hamantaschen baking. Young adults visit the kitchen with Jews’ Next Dor. At private residence in Cupertino. 1:30 p.m. $10. [email protected]

Back-to-camp movie night. Summer camp info session, camp activities, dinner and screening of “Kung Fu Panda 2.” At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 4 p.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 the school, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, followed by dinners at 7 p.m. $250, $36 alumni dinner.