Benefits & social events


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.


Jewish Culture Festival. Performances by Jeff Brody’s Klezmer Gypsy All Stars and Achi Ben Shalom, plus local artwork for sale, 18-minute “Chai Time” talks and Jewish food. At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Rocky Mountain Jewgrass. Live bluegrass with Jewish songs and lyrics. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taravah St., S.F. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m $10-$20. Also June 29 at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $17-$19. (see story, 22)


Blue Monday. JCF’s Young Adult Division and LGBT community join together to benefit the LGBT fund. At the Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F. 6 to 9 p.m. $18 suggested.