Benefits & social events


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.

“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.


Israeli dance. Learn basic Israeli folk dances with the Silicon Valley Widow/Widower and Singles group. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 1 p.m. Free. (408) 252-2323.


Young professionals networking night. Includes panel discussion and networking opportunities. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20.

“Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life.” Reboot’s “six-word slam” features Piper Kerman, author of “Orange Is the New Black.” For 21 and older. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6 p.m. Included with $5 admission.


Volunteers line up at a previous Mitzvah Day.

Living the dream. The Oshman Family JCC will help lead the social justice charge this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its communitywide Mitzvah Day, the seventh annual. Volunteers can choose from more than 25 activities across the Bay Area, such as visiting the elderly, sewing blankets for sick children, packing lunches for the homeless and making toys for animal shelters. Monday, Jan. 20. Locations and times vary. Free.