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Ice cream for Sunday brunch

Once you’re done with your all-night Tikkun Leil Shavuot study session (see Spiritual & Holidays), head over to one of the locations listed below for a free dairy buffet (cheesecake, anyone?) and ice cream party on Sunday, May 27. The celebrations commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai include a reading of the Ten Commandments and delicious dairy treats.

Chabad of Novato, 10 Westwood Drive, Novato. 10 a.m. Free.
Chabad of Marin, 1150 Idylberry Road, San Rafael. 11:30 a.m. Free.
North Peninsula Chabad, 1700 S. Amphlett Blvd., #100, San Mateo. 11:30 a.m. Free.
Chabad of Oakland, 4231 Park Blvd., Oakland. 12:30 p.m. Free.
Congregation Chevra Thilim, 751-25th Ave., S.F. 10 a.m. Free.


Young adults’ potluck Shabbat. Bring a vegetarian dish to share for dinner. At a private residence in Fremont. 7 p.m. RSVP to


Shalom Bayit 20th anniversary. “Creating Hope” dinner honors Jewish agency that works to prevent and end domestic violence. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 6:15 p.m. $118.

Goodbye party. For Israeli Consul General Akiva Tor and Naomi Tor. At a private home in the East Bay. RSVP for location. 7:30 p.m. Free.


Fundraiser for Jewish education program. Featuring family concert with Jonathan Bayer and kosher barbecue. Benefits scholarship fund for Edah, a K-5 experiential learning program for the East Bay community. At Berkeley Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 4 p.m. $10-$25.


Schmooze. Monthly mingle hosted by young adults group East Bay Jews. At Thalassa Bar, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $10.