Benefits & social events


Bowling night. With young adults’ group Jews’ Next Dor. At Homestead Lanes, 20990 Homestead Road, Cupertino. 1 p.m. $10.


“Jewish speed dating.” For people in their 20s and 30s. At Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. [email protected]


Anti-Defamation League Gala. Keynote speaker is ADL executive director Abraham Foxman. At Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F. 6 p.m. $300 and up.


Wine and cheese fundraiser. For Congregation Beth Sholom. At Congregation  Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave., S.F. 3 p.m. $100-$125.

“Chanukah Bazaar and Crafts Fair.” With performance by live Jewish folk chorus. Children’s games and activities and raffle. Interfaith event. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free.

“Hanukah Palooza.” Holiday vendors, games and bounce houses. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also Dec. 3 8 a.m. to noon. Free.

“Chanukah at the Jewish Home.” Volunteer to visit the seniors with the Young Adult Group of the S.F.-based JCF. At the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave., S.F. 10:30 a.m. RSVP to

“Almost Chanukah Fair.” Jewish rock and Sephardi/Mizrachi music, crafts, latkes and book talk by Joshua Buchin, author of “Tefilat HaDerech: The Traveler’s Prayer.” At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Free.

“Chanukah Faire and Boutique.” Crafts, silent auction, Chanukah food. At Congregation Shir Ami, 4529 Malabar Ave., Castro Valley. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free for adults, $5 for children (includes face-painting and crafts).


Friendship Circle Chanukah party. Latke lunch, candle lighting and entertainment . With singer/songwriter Lauren Mayer. For seniors ages 55+. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 11 a.m. $10. RSVP to (707) 528-1182.


Anniversary of freedom march for Soviet Jewry. Evening of story-telling to commemorate 25th anniversary of march on the National Mall in Washington. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free.

“Shine Your Light.” Wilderness Torah holiday benefit party with dinner, acoustic Jewish music and reggae-soul-funk band. At David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. $36+