Benefits & events

Seder plate by Robert Couse-Baker


It’s all about freedom

Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame will get an early start on Passover next week when it hosts its multicultural “Four Freedoms” seder. Led by clergy from the synagogue and the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, the seder will analyze the status of freedom in the modern world in four areas: speech and expression, worship, want and fear.

5:45 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. $20.


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.


Matzah-making family event. At Chabad House Berkeley, 2730 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley . 1 p.m. $5. RSVP to (510) 540-5824.

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

Kosher-for-Passover wine tasting. California and Israeli wines with food and silent auction. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 2:30p.m. $36. 

“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 Hadassah. At Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 4:30 p.m. $80. 

Simcha Fair. 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.