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. [email protected] or Facebook page

Monthly Israeli open-dancing party with requests. 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.


Congregation B’nai Israel auction and dinner. Evening fundraising event features Italian cuisine, mojitos, dessert auction, and live and silent auctions. At B’nai Israel, 1256 Nebraska St., Vallejo. 5 p.m. $25.

Shalom School concert and dinner. Acoustic performance by the Moshav Band. Also pre-dinner reception, vodka bar and silent auction. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. At Congregation Chevra Thilim, 751 25th Ave., S.F. 5:30 p.m. $50-$100.

Pop-Up Jewish Marin. Exhibit explores the intersection between Jewish values and the fair trade movement. Includes recycled art making and Fair Trade Judaica goods. At Fairfax Festival, Ecofest Pavilion, downtown Fairfax. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.


Lake Elizabeth hike. Two-mile hike with Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club, plus optional four-mile extension and dinner. Meet at trailhead in Fremont Central Park, Fremont. 2:30 p.m. Also June 27: Five-mile Guadalupe River Trail Hike. Meet at trailhead on Gold Street in Alviso. 2 p.m. $1 for each. (408) 817-5686


“Perfecting Jewish Pastries.” Learn to make chocolate babka and rugelach. Part of the Jewish Bread Series. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 11 p.m. $25, advance registration required.


Young adult storytelling showcase. JIMENA event commemorates Jewish pluralism. Includes Reboot’s Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life and JIMENA’s digital experience booth. At Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.  7 p.m. $7.