Benefits & social events


Jewish singles hike. Join the Jewish Singles Hiking Club for a five-mile loop around Berkeley Marina and Berkeley Pier, with optional restaurant dinner after. $1. 2:30 p.m. For meeting location, call (408) 817-5686.


Last year’s Jewish Cultural Festival

‘Schmooze and Brews’ The second annual Jewish Cultural Festival promises to be a day of excellent music, food and fun in Aptos. Live music by a variety of artists, from klezmer to rock to jazz, will be happening all day. If you get hungry (and you will), chicken soup, matzah ball shots, deli food and other Jewish culinary favorites will be available. Kids will be entertained with crafts projects at the “Kinder Korner” while adults shmooze, shop at the shuk, listen to talks in the sanctuary or enjoy libations at the “bar” mitzvah station. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. Free admission.

Face the music Billed as the South Bay’s largest Jewish music event, the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival returns to Los Gatos this weekend. Israeli superstar David Broza is the big draw, with children’s rock band the Macaroons, yeshiva-boy punk rockers the Groggers and singer-songwriter Brian Joseph rounding out the musical entertainment. Enjoy food from local vendors, art and activities including a climbing wall, face painting and tie-dye. 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $5-$8; free for 17 and younger.

“Simcha Sunday.” Jewish Cultural Festival presented by JCC of Sonoma County. Music and performances by Mama Loshn, Bruce Bierman, Jonathan Bayer and Sonia Tubridy, children’s activities, challah judging, art, dancing, Jewish food. At Santa Rosa Vets Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

Jewish Community Free Clinic mezuzah hanging. At clinic’s new building, 50 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 11 a.m. Free. (See story, 2)


“Mitzvot & Merlot.” Young Jewish professionals party with snacks and drinks. 21 and older. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested.


Havdallah bonfire and dance party. Music, dancing, dessert potluck and ceremonial bonfire. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Free with RSVP, $5 at door.

“Oneg Shabbat: Saturdays Unplugged.” An afternoon of fun activities for kids and parents, including workshops, exhibits and live music by Jonathan Bayer and the Adar Brass Band. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 to 6 p.m. Free.


“Color Our World with Pride.” Twenty-five Bay Area Reform congregations will march together down Market Street in the San Francisco Pride Parade. 10:30 a.m. Free, but registration is required.