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Pickles and Picon at the Museum
Who knew sourness could be so lively? Brine and fermentation promise to attract an upbeat crowd as the Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts a pickling workshop with Wilderness Torah on Sept. 20. The night’s jam-packed schedule also includes an opportunity to preserve your thoughts on the High Holy Days in a digital archive organized by Reboot, and a gallery talk on the exhibition “California Dreaming.” After you’re done pickling and reflecting, stick around for a screening of the silent 1923 Molly Picon film “East West” with a live electronica, funk and groove score improvised by Charlie Hunter, Scott Amendola and Justin Peake.
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $5 includes museum entry. Admission to “East West” is another $5. http://www.thecjm.org.
Wilderness Torah Family Festival. Songs, stories, nature adventures and crafts. Bring a picnic lunch. At Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland. 10 a.m. $50 per family. http://www.wildernesstorah.org.
Israeli folk dance party. Café Shalom presents monthly dancing and munchies. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cafeshalom.
Knitzvah. Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley hosts volunteer knitting and crocheting garments to donate to the needy. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m. http://www.jfssv.org.
Kickoff and training session. For teens interested in volunteering with Friendship Circle, which supports special-needs kids and their families. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 6 p.m. http://www.fcberkeley.org or (510) 396-4285.
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