Benefits & social events


Senior singles BBQ. Silicon Valley Senior Singles hosts a barbecue at a private home in Sunnyvale. 1 p.m. Free, but food donation encouraged. For location and to RSVP, call (408) 245-9350.

Butano State Park Hike. Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club takes a seven-mile round-trip hike on the Jackson Flats trail through Butano State Park. Optional dinner afterward in Half Moon Bay. Meet at Jackson Flats trailhead, Butano State Park, 1500 Clover Road, Pescadero. 11:15 a.m. $1. (925) 228-4213.


Oakland A’s Jewish Heritage Night. A’s vs. New York Mets. Special tickets sold out, but regular tickets still available. At Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way. 7 p.m. $27. (See story, 6a)

“Stand with the IDF Soldiers.” Fundraising event to benefit wounded IDF soldiers. Decorated Israel Defense Forces Cmdr. Izzy Ezagui is special guest. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $36 minimum contribution.


Food peddlers at a past festival

You should eat something! If you’re going to the Jewish Food Festival in Carmel Valley, you’d better arrive hungry. The 27th annual event features a generous spread of traditional Jewish comfort foods, such as potato latkes, chicken soup and homemade baked goods, including challah and rugelach. Israeli folk dancing, live klezmer music and a traditional Jewish wedding re-enactment are also on the day’s schedule. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Free.

“The Music of John Denver.” Musician Jim Curry performs the late singer’s greatest hits in a benefit for Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley. Synagogue musical director Gordon Lustig will accompany on guitar. At Copia Theatre, 500 First St., Napa. 7 p.m. $65-$85.

Picnic in the park. Meet other Jewish families and enjoy a picnic lunch courtesy of B’nai Israel Jewish Center. Activities for kids include arts and crafts, water balloons and potato sack racing. At Oak Hill Park, 1 Parkside Terrace, Petaluma. 12 to 3 p.m. Free. RSVP requested at (707) 762-0340.

Chabad of Cole Valley community hike. Rabbi Nosson Potash will lead a hike in Sutro Forest, with a break for shmoozing and snacks at the halfway point. Meet at the corner of Parnassus and Woodland streets, S.F. 10:30 a.m. Free.