Benefits & social events


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.


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


Israeli dance. Monthly Nirkoda dance party, with DJ Aaron Alpert. At Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. $10, free for children and students under 25.


“Safe Harbor.” Benefit for JFCS East Bay’s Refugee and Immigrant Services. With Eliyahu and the Qadim ensemble; New World Harmony Chorus opens show. At Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 7 p.m. $35-$125.

Pre-Purim Persian Party. Kosher pop-up Persian dinner by Dina’s Kosher Catering of San Francisco. At West Side Café, 2570 Ninth St., Berkeley. 6:30 p.m. $60. RSVP deadline is Feb. 15. [email protected]