Benefits & social events


Bay Trail hike in San Mateo. Join the Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club on an easy six-mile hike along the San Francisco Bay Trail, or the more challenging six-mile Redwood Park Loop. 2 p.m. $1. (408) 817-5686.


Jewish Food Festival. A full day of traditional Jewish food and activities, including Israeli dancing and a Jewish wedding re-enactment. At Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.


“Summer Fun Fling.” Singles ages 50 to 70 are invited to mingle and enjoy food, drinks, music and billiards, presented by Haverim Connection. Limited to 18 women and 18 men. At a private home in Cupertino/Los Altos. 7 to 11 p.m. $15, advance tickets only.

Yeashore community bonfire. Includes Havdallah service. 7 to 11 p.m. Free, but RSVP required. For new Oakland location, contact