Benefits & events

Amy X Neuburg (from left) and Solstice vocalists Mari Marjamaa, Krista Enos, Emily Bender, Kim Warsaw and Sara Webb-Schmitz.

Food, song, courage

Composer and musician Amy X Neuburg’s song cycle “Fill As Desired” is inspired by Jewish recipes collected and preserved by women in Theresienstadt concentration camp in Terezin. Neuburg and the vocal ensemble Solstice will perform the cycle in Czech, German and English. A meal of California tapas inspired by the recipes will follow the performance.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $35-$40.


“Parents’ Night Out.” Drop off the kids for Havdallah, games, arts and crafts for kids in kindergarten through seventh grade. At Con-gregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 5 to 10 p.m. $15-$20.


Blue Monday. Cocktail mixer. Bring a donation of office supplies for Jewish Vocational Service and receive half off cover price. At Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St., S.F. 6 p.m. $10. 21 and older.


“Café by the Bay.” For Holocaust survivors. Music by Rita and the Cosmos. At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 600 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 2:30 p.m. Free. or (415) 419-3635.


“Candidates, Campaigns and Commentary.” Annual Theta Delta Xi luncheon with talk by radio host John Rothmann. At Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F. 11:30 a.m. $150. (415) 771-7608 or (415) 435-4214.


Israeli folk dance party. Café Shalom presents monthly dancing and munchies. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399-43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8.


“Knishes, Kugel and Cabernet.” Third annual wine country Jewish winemakers’ tasting and nosh. At Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St., Sonoma. 1:30 p.m. $40. (See story, 12)

“Teen Scene.” Friendship Circle event for teens with special needs and volunteers. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 6 p.m. Free.

“Jerusalem: A Cookbook.” Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi celebrate their cookbook of cuisine from Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Jerusalem. At Williams-Sonoma Union Square, 340 Post St., S.F. 2 p.m. Also at Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F. 6 p.m. Also Oct. 29. Family-style meal. At Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia St., S.F. $95. For reservations, visit


“Caring for an Older Parent.” Jewish Family and Children’s Services workshop. At 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek. 6 p.m. Free. RSVP by Oct. 27 to or (510) 558-7800 ext. 352.