JFCS East Bay fundraiser to include Tevye

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay has scheduled its seventh annual Art of Living fundraiser for Oct. 6, with special guest Theodore Bikel.

Theodore Bikel

The 89-year-old actor, singer and storyteller — who has starred on stage as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” more than 2,000 times over the last 45 years — is scheduled to perform with Cantor Roslyn Barak of Congre-gation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Bikel made his film debut in “The African Queen” in 1951 and was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as a sheriff in “The Defiant Ones” in 1958.

The gala, in celebration of JFCS/East Bay’s

136 years of serving the community, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. Ticket prices range from $75 for guests under 35 to $300 for regular admission plus a private reception with Bikel at 4:30 p.m. There will also be a raffle.

For more information about tickets and the raffle, visit www.jfcs-eastbay.org or call (510) 704-7480 ext. 777.