Benefits & social events

John Schott (left) and Glenn Hartmann of Ark Ensemble

Pomp and circumstance

The Jewish Music Festival says goodbye to director Ellie Shapiro, who is traveling to Poland for a year as a Fulbright fellow, and celebrates its annual fundraiser with a dance party and music from Jewish super group the Ark Ensemble and klezmer trio Veretski Pass.

8 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. $36.


San Francisco Pride Parade. March with the Bend the Arc contingent down Market Street. 10:30 a.m. Free. For location, visit


Kosher BBQ and pool party. Hosted by Jews’ Next Dor. At private residence, San Jose. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $10. RSVP for address to


“Hillel Sizzlers.” Kosher BBQ for young adults. At Hillel of Silicon Valley, 44 S. 11th St., San Jose. 5 p.m. Free.


Israeli folk dance party. Café Shalom presents monthly dancing and munchies. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. café[email protected]

Second Saturday. Night for Jewish young adults with dancing, drink specials and appetizers. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15 includes four drinks.