Benefits & events


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.

“Centennial Cabaret.” Brunch, klezmer band and talk on a century of Jewish celebrities in honor of Hadassah’s 100th anniversary. At Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 10 a.m. $45.

Hebrew storytelling and arts and crafts. Stories and hat making for children 5 and younger. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 11 a.m. Free. (415) 751-6983.


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


Israel in the Gardens. Annual community festival of Israeli music, dance, film and food. At Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard and Mission streets., S.F. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.  (See pull-out supplement, 1b-32b.)

Jewish Youth for Community Action gala. Monologist Josh Kornbluth appears on behalf of the social justice nonprofit for youth. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 5 p.m. $10-$50.

Israel in the Gardens after-party. Drinks and mingling for young adults. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 5:30 p.m. Free first drink.


Israel China Cultural Festival. Israeli folk dancing with instructor Karina Niederman. 3 p.m. At S.F. Public Library Chinatown branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F. Free.


Meet and greet at Coconuts Caribbean. Jews’ Next Dor young adult group. At Coconuts Caribbean, 642 Ramona St., Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $10.