Benefits & events

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A man recently diagnosed with cancer goes to see his doctor (no, this isn’t the setup for a Jewish joke), and finds out a mistake has been made: He doesn’t have cancer after all. What is it like to live your life as if you’re dying, only to find out you aren’t? Jewish values about death and life in the era of social media inform “Life Gone Viral,” a comic play starring Charlie Varon and Jeri Lynn Cohen, written and directed by David Ford. The May 13 performance is a benefit for Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

7 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at the Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., S.F. $25.


Hazon California Ride. Third annual environmental bike ride fundraiser from Sonoma County to San Francisco includes two days of riding and a Shabbat retreat. Accommodates a variety of cycling levels. Minimum sponsorship required. Through May 13.


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


Hike in the Baylands. With Jews’ Next Dor, young adults in the South Bay. Meet at the Baylands Nature Preserve, San Antonio and Terminal roads, Palo Alto. 10 a.m. Free.


Young adults’ afternoon with special-needs kids. Hang out and play games with children from Friendship Circle, which supports special-needs kids and their families. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 3 p.m. Free. RSVP to

East Bay Mitzvah Day. Volunteer for community service projects throughout East Bay. Opening ceremony at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 9 a.m.


“Mesibah! Fun Day.” Party for children ages 2-10 and their parents. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 3 p.m. Free. www.