Benefits & social events

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saturday/7

Colbie Caillat. The Grammy-winning pop artist performs at a benefit for Oshman Family JCC. Evening includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and raffle. At JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 6 p.m. $275. www.paloaltojcc.org/benefit

Émigré Community Gala. Wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by gala dinner, dancing and entertainment. Benefit for Jewish Family and Children’s Services. At Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Prices vary. www.jfcs.org/emigregala

Yeashore Community sea chanty sing. Havdallah service followed by sing-along. At Hyde Street Historic Pier, Hyde and Jefferson streets, S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.yeashore.net

Trivia night. Food, games and prizes with proceeds to benefit Congregation Beth Am’s sister congregation in Poltava, Ukraine. At Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. $20. www.betham.org/poltava

sunday/8

Jewish Music Festival sneak preview. Musical brunch features preview of new festival commission “Homecoming,” performed by bassoonist Paul Hanson, guitarist John Schott and bassist Jeff Denson. At Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. $40-$60 suggested donation. Reservations required. [email protected]

wednesday/11

“Behind the Scenes 2015.”  JCRC celebration honoring local activists and leaders for their contributions to the community, including longtime Jewish and civic activist Roselyne Swig, S.F. State Jewish studies chair Mark Dollinger and the Rev. Paul Watermulder, interfaith leader and senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame. Kosher dinner served, followed by program and dessert reception. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 6 p.m. $150. www.jcrc.org

saturday/14

Café Shalom. Monthly Israeli folk dancing event. Dance requests and children welcome. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5-$8. www.tinyurl.com/cafeshalom-meetup

sunday/15

Beth Jacob Congregation annual gala. Celebration of Oakland congregation’s 120th year. Featuring dinner, auction and raffle. At Beth Jacob, 3778 Park Blvd., Oakland. 5 p.m. $54-$60. www.bethjacoboakland.org