Benefits & social events

Steven Feuer will bring Shirt-Pocket Pies to the market

And food for all

It’s a natural fit: The Bay Area has an appetite for sustainability, ethical food practices and mindful eating, and the inaugural Hazon Jewish Food Festival will provide healthy servings of all three. A shuk, offering foods to try and buy, will be free and open to the public all day. In addition, those who pay a registration fee can choose from more than 40 sessions on food justice, sustainability, Jewish text and tradition — and more. Regardless of your food interests, there should be plenty to chew on.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. $36.


“Pillars of the Community.” Annual benefit for Hillel of Silicon Valley. At the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 11:30 a.m. $90.

Passover volunteer day. Create care packages for seniors with Chabad of Cole Valley. At Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., S.F. 10 a.m. Free.


Jewish Coalition for Literacy introduction. Volunteer training session for tutors. At Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Lakeside Apartments, 1897 Oakmead Drive, Concord. 5:30 p.m. Free.


LGBTQ monthly mixer. At Toad Hall, 4146 18th St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. No cover.


Meeting of Silicon Valley Jewish Widow and Widowers group. Group get-together. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 1 p.m. Free. (408) 252-2323.


“Vinyasa, Kavanah and Vino.” Yoga and wine night for young adults in their 20s and 30s. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $10-$15.


Volunteer Day at the farm. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 2 to 5 p.m. RSVP to