Benefits & social events

Songs for Mom Families will gather together to honor their mothers in all sorts of ways this Sunday, May 12. (It’s Mother’s Day, and if you didn’t know that already — well, let’s just say your mom was right about you.) After brunch, swing by Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and enjoy a mother-daughter concert, “Songs of Love and Justice.” Cantor Linda Hirshhorn (left), who founded and directs the Jewish a cappella group Vocolot, will perform with her daughter Talia Cooper, (right). They will perform original songs in their first-ever joint concert. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. $13. www.netivotshalom.org


saturday/11

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. cafe_shalom_dancing@yahoo.com.

“Second Saturday.” Night for Jewish young adults with dancing, drink specials and appetizers. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15 includes four drinks. www.cellarsf.com.

“Feasting by the Fire.” YeaShOre Community bonfire and singing. RSVP for location in Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. www.yeashore.org.

East Bay Jews Schmooze. Social event for young adults. At Beta Lounge, 2129 Durant Ave., Berkeley. 6 to 9 p.m. $5 cover. www.eastbayjews.org.

thursday/16

Meeting of Silicon Valley Jewish Widow, Widowers and Singles group. Presentation on safety by member of Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 1 p.m. Free. (408) 866-5350.

saturday/18

“Fiddler on the Roof” movie sing-along. Fundraiser for Stage Door Conservatory’s summer musical theater camps. At Mormon church, 1501 Walnut St., Berkeley. 5:30 p.m. pre-party, 7:30 p.m. sing-along. $5-$18. (510) 521-6250.

sunday/19

“Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tourney.” With dinner. Benefit for the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Northern California. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 4:30 p.m. $65. www.jshofnc.org/pokertourney.

Benefit for Chabad’s scholarship fund. Auction and entertainment by mentalist Marc Salem. At Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 6:30 p.m. $100. RSVP at www.jewishsonoma.com.