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Israel in the Gardens 2010 photo/dan pine

Get thee to the Gardens

In case you missed the pull-out supplement and cover story last week, and you didn’t catch the page 2 story this week (we understand some people like to read j. like a holy book, from back to front), this is your final notice: Israel in the Gardens, the community festival that this year celebrates Israel’s 64th birthday, takes place Sunday, June 10 at Yerba Buena Gardens. You won’t want to miss the day of world-class performances, music, dance and kids’ activities — and that old festival favorite, bumping into old friends.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard and Mission streets, S.F. Free.


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.

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.


Israeli folk dancing. With instructor Karina Niederman. Part of Israel China Cultural Festival. With Tai Chi groups at Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny St., S.F. 10 a.m. Also at S.F. Public Library Chinatown branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F. 3:30 p.m. Free.


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

Jewish LGBTQ monthly mixer. Drinks and shmoozing. At the LookOut, 3600 16th St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free admission. www.


Children’s story time. “Like You, Like Me,” bilingual book in Hebrew and Chinese about a young boy in Israel wondering if there is a boy in China like him. Story time in English. Part of Israel China Cultural Festival. At S.F. Public Library Chinatown branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F. 2 p.m. Free.


June pool party. Jews’ Next Dor young adults group hosts a pool party and potluck. At a private home in Belmont, location upon RSVP to [email protected]. 2 p.m. www.


“Blue Monday.” Cocktails and shmoozing to benefit the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At Roe, 651 Howard St., S.F. 6 p.m. $10, JCF donors of $18 or more free.


A’s Jewish Heritage Night. Group seating section, giveaway scarf, Jewish food. Oakland A’s vs. L.A. Dodgers. At Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 7:05 p.m. $26.


“Float Night.” Pool party for all ages. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 5 p.m. $5-$8, free for children 4 and younger.