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Participants learning dance steps at the 2011 Feast of Jewish Learning photo/marcia lepler

Learning the night away

Why is it that on this Saturday night we go the JCC to learn and shmooze, while on all other Saturday nights we only shmooze? Because on this Saturday night, Jan. 26, the annual Feast of Jewish Learning is happening at the Oshman Family JCC. Dozens of classes on history, art, religion and dance will be offered — for free — in English, Hebrew and Russian. A young adult happy hour kicks things off.

7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free.


Senior Shabbat lunch. With entertainment. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 12 p.m. $5-$7.50.


Mitzvah Day. Projects in the South Bay and East Bay address poverty, hunger, homelessness, the environment. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Also in Richmond through JCC East Bay with the Watershed Project. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Golden State Warriors basketball game. Young adults event. Sponsored by East Bay Jews, CalGrads, East Bay Minyan and Moishe House. At Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. 7:30 p.m. $28.


“Dance the Night Away!” Legacy Ball includes cocktails, live music and dancing. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $100.

Émigré Community Gala. Jewish Family and Children’s Services benefit. At Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $195 and up.


Super Sunday. Annual day of fundraising for S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 4 to 7 p.m.

“Mitzvah Faire!” Connect with local vendors to help plan a bar or bat mitzvah. At Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (650) 328-2800 ext. 7004.