Benefits & events


“A Walk Amongst Trees.” Hike in San Francisco’s Presidio with Bay Area Hazon director Deborah Newbrun, author of “Spirit in Nature.” Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum. Starting location available at registration. 9:30 a.m. $15.

“Jewish Education Is Sweet!” Fundraiser for Costa Contra Midrasha with music, dinner and a chocolate theme. At Congregation Beth Chaim, 1800 Holbrook Way,  Danville. 6:30 p.m. $36-$360.


Fammy Awards Gala. “Family Matters” fundraiser for Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Cocktails, dinner, auction, awards. At the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 600 Stockton St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $200 and up.


Kosher-for-Passover wine tasting. Sampling from Covenant Wines vineyard.  At Hillel of Silicon Valley, 44 S. 11th St., San Jose. 2 p.m. $10.

“The Creative Energy That Is Israel.” Dinner and talk by past national president of AIPAC Amy Friedkin, head of pro-Israel advocacy group Benefit for Berkeley Haddasah. At Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 4:30 p.m. $80.

Simcha Faire. Vendors on hand for families planning b’nai mitzvah, brit milah, wedding or other special occasions. At the Renaissance Club Sports, 2805 Jones Road, Walnut Creek. 12:30 p.m. Free.