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It’s a winning proposition: Eat and drink to your heart’s desire at Iron Springs on Tuesday, June 19, and the Fairfax pub and brewery will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Osher Marin JCC. That’s right, knock back a beer and support a great Jewish cause. Come and sample what’s on tap, including the Kent Lake Kolsch — it won a bronze medal in 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival — or Sless’s Stimulating Oatmeal Stout, another award-winner.
4 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax. http://www.ironspringspub.com
Taking one (knish) for the team
What could be better than sitting in the bleachers at a ballgame and eating garlic fries? Here’s what: sitting in an infield Jewish rooting section and noshing on a pastrami sandwich and knishes. The Oakland A’s host the second annual Jewish Heritage Night next week when they take on the L.A. Dodgers. If it’s breezy, or even if it’s not, fans can proudly display their heritage with the giveaway scarf (pictured). The A’s have sold nearly twice as many tickets this year, so the game is looking to be a hit.
7:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. $26. Free parking, giveaway item and specialty food. http://www.oaklandathletics.com/jewish
“Blue Monday.” Cocktails and shmoozing to benefit the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At Roe, 651 Howard St., S.F. 6 p.m. $10, JCF donors of $18 or more free. http://www.jewishfed.org.
Baseball night at Sherith Israel. Benefit event with radio sports talk host Marty Lurie for the religious school scholarship fund. Auction, hot dogs, soda, popcorn, beer. At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18. http://www.sherithisrael.org.
“Float Night.” Pool party for all ages. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 5 p.m. $5-$8, free for children 4 and younger. http://www.siliconvalleyjcc.org.
Israeli folk dance party. Café Shalom presents dancing and munchies. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399-43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CafeShalom.
Songs and stories. Jonathan Bayer, a storyteller with conservatory training in early childhood music, leads singing and interactive storytelling for all ages. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. Free. http://www.bjesf.org/families_programs.htm.
Guardian of Democracy Dinner. Annual New Israel Fund dinner features keynote speaker and outgoing NIF president Naomi Chazan. At Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F. 6 p.m. $300. http://www.nif.org/home-guardian.
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