Benefits & social events


“Sunrise, Sunset Café: Coffee, Culture and Community.” Debut of monthly gathering with music, conversation and noshes. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3695 Taraval St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free.


Party on! Contra Costa Jewish Day School is celebrating Israel’s 66th birthday in style with “Israel@CCJDS,” a festival featuring live Israeli music, Israeli food, face painting and plenty of activities, including a bouncy house, storytelling and an art fair. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 955 Risa Road, Lafayette. Free.


“Thursday Night at the Jewseum.” Quarterly party with live music, DIY activities and drinks. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6 p.m. $5.


Kenneth Bamberger

Community of champions. The East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council will honor Kenneth Bamberger, U.C. Berkeley law professor and founder of the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and Mark Schickman, former JCRC president and Israel advocate, with “Leadership by Example” awards. Author and human rights activist Joshua Safran will be guest speaker at the annual fundraiser for JCRC. 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the Magnes museum, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. $72.

Mark Schickman