CD release concert. Cantor Jennie Chabon celebrates the release of “Roots and Branches,” her album of Jewish music. At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek. Wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. $18.


The Maccabeats Hanukkah concert. Performance by Yeshiva University’s Jewish a capella group. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 5 p.m. $15-$35.


Concert to honor Daniel Pearl. World premiere of Concerto for Violin and Mandolin “Tikkun,” composed by Ariel Blumenthal in memory of the slain reporter. Featuring Ittai Shapira on violin and Avi Avital on mandolin. At Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., S.F. 8 p.m. Free. (See story, 41)


“Jewish Nightlife.” Concert of ritual Hebrew music, poetry and liturgy by U.C. Berkeley students led by Israeli musician Yair Harel, a scholar of piyyut, or Hebrew poems set to music. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 5 p.m. Free.


“Shir LaShalom — Sing for Peace.” Concert of Jewish liturgy, folk music and works by Jewish composers, performed by Kol Truah Jewish Choir. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 7 p.m. $10-$15. (510) 981-2705 or [email protected]


The Klezmatics. Grammy Award–winning klezmer group performs seasonal music for Hanukkah. At SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$60.