Benefits & social events


YAD professional networking. Connect and network with other young Bay Area Jewish professionals while enjoying drinks and bites. At Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., S.F. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $10. (415) 512-6248 or [email protected]


“From Poland with Beat.” Early Hanukkah celebration featuring drinks, latkes and music by Hillel’s DJ-in-residence Gideon Weiler, as well as visiting Polish DJs MLDVA and Easy Cheesy. At Hillel at Stanford, 565 Mayfield Ave., Stanford. 8:30 p.m. Free. RSVP requested to [email protected]

Contemporary Jewish Museum family gala. A night of art, live performance and creative play around the theme “Mr. Lunch Throws a Party,” focusing on the art of children’s author J. Otto Seibold. Proceeds benefit CJM family and education programs. At CJM, 736 Mission St., S.F. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Prices vary.


Bringing Israel to the North Bay

Learn about opportunities to visit, study, volunteer or work in Israel at the Sonoma County Israel Fair, where the Israeli deputy consul and representatives of nearly two dozen organizations will be on hand to share information. Visitors also can enjoy Israeli music and dancing, free Israeli food, a made-in-Israel gifts market and activities for children.

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. Free.

Hanukkah bazaar. Live music, seasonal food and local vendors selling handmade arts and crafts. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free.


Jewish heritage on the ice

Want to support your local hockey team and the Silicon Valley Jewish community in one shot? Join the San Jose Sharks for the team’s first-ever Jewish Heritage Night against the Edmonton Oilers. Discounted tickets are available on the website with the promotional code JVALLEY, and each ticket holder will receive a commemorative T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. $36-$72.

Casino Hanukkah party. Casino games and prizes, catered food, open bar and music. At WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. 6:30 p.m. $20-$40.