A dozen Good Company dinners to raise funds for S.F.’s Sherith Israel

A dozen dinners in private homes around San Francisco — each featuring a local Jewish personality as a guest — are set for Nov. 15-16.

“A Weekend in Good Company,” a fundraiser for the city’s Congregation Sherith Israel, also will include a Nov. 16 performance by monologist Josh Kornbluth, who will speak on the topic “Today I Am a Middle-Aged Jewish Man.” The 12:45 p.m. show, for ages 13 and older, includes lunch and will be followed by a Q&A.

All events are open to the public. The dinners (and one brunch) are hosted by Sherith Israel congregants.

Special guests will include Bay Area baseball agent Matt Sosnick, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, local entrepreneur George Zimmer, radio personalities John Rothmann and Michael Krasny, and Wise Sons Deli founders Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman. Food blogger Gabi Moskowitz, the inspiration for the ABC-TV sitcom “Young & Hungry,” will prepare dinner and dessert at one gathering.

Tickets range from $150 to $500. Suggested price for the Kornbluth show is $30, with a minimum donation of $10. For the full lineup of guests and ticket information, visit www.sherithisrael.org/weekend-good-company-2014 or call David Cynman at (415) 346-1720 ext. 31.