Benefits & social events


CJM Teen Takeover. Teens-only event celebrating “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology” exhibit, with snacks, creative activities and a photo booth. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.

Latke Palooza in Petaluma. Holiday event includes a latke workshop, Hanukkah music, dreidel spinathon, card decorating and a raffle. Sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma. At Petaluma East-Side Farmers Market, 501 N. McDowell Blvd. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP appreciated.


Point Reyes hike. Eight-mile round trip along Bear Valley Trail with the Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club. Optional dinner after. Rain cancels. Meet at Bear Valley Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore. 12 p.m. Free. [email protected]


Hanukkah spirits. The drinks will be flowing and the potato pancakes sizzling at Hebrew Free Loan’s annual Hanukkah-themed fundraiser. “Vodka and Latke 4.0” will feature a gourmet latke bar, a raffle, music by DJ Volchegroovesky and DJ Seba and special musical guests.

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. $36.

Glimmer Keshet Bay Area gala. Benefit for the LGBT advocacy and support organization, honoring Rabbi Tsipora Gabai of Tehiyah Day School, American Jewish World Service president Ruth Messinger and LGBT advocate Al Baum. At Oasis Nightclub, 298 11th St., S.F. 6 p.m. $150.

save the date

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Dec. 24-26 in San Francisco

Chopshticks with Wayne Federman

Dec. 24 in Palo Alto


jewish calendar

Nov. 20, 2015 / Kislev 8, 5776

Light candles at 4:37 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:36 p.m.

Nov. 27, 2015 / Kislev 15, 5776

Light candles at 4:34 p.m.

Shabbat ends at 5:34 p.m.