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Are you a ‘Hot Mamalah’?
Lisa Alcalay Klug’s new book, “Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe,” is a celebration of Jewish women — their strengths, challenges and triumphs. A companion to her earlier “Cool Jew,” the new collection includes humorous essays, illustrations, how-tos and more, covering such diverse subjects as “The Guilt Bank,” “Woulda Shoulda Prada” and “Mikveh: Foam Fatale.” The author will appear in Berkeley to talk about her book.
5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. $5-$15. http://www.cbiberkeley.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.
“Knishes, Kugel and Cabernet.” Third annual wine country Jewish winemakers’ tasting and nosh. At Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St., Sonoma. 1:30 p.m. $40. http://www.shir-shalom.org.
Anniversary celebration. Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay celebrates its 135-year history with a performance directed by Joy Carlin and the klezmer band Veretski Pass. At Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. 5:30 p.m. $75-$135. http://www.jfcs-eastbay.org.
“Teen Scene.” Friendship Circle event for teens with special needs and volunteers. Also Nov. 4 at Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 6 p.m. Free. http://www.fcberkeley.org.
“Jerusalem: A Cookbook.” Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi celebrate their cookbook of cuisine from Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Jerusalem. At Williams-Sonoma Union Square, 340 Post St., S.F. http://www.unionsquareshop.com/pages/williams-sonoma.htm. 2 p.m. Also at Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F. 6 p.m. http://www.omnivorebooks.com. Also Oct. 29. Family-style meal. At Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia St., S.F. $95. For reservations, visit http://www.bartartine.com.
Chanukah shuk. Arts and crafts fair with more than 40 artists from East Bay synagogues. With live klezmer music. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 10 a.m. Free. http://www.oaklandsinai.org.
“Mishpacha: An Evening to Celebrate Our Israel Connections.” Talk by Israeli Consul General Andy David, celebration of Taglit-Birthright Israel, presentation from Dror Israel kibbutz and stories of a rescue operation to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP required. (510) 318-6467 or http://www.jfed.org/mishpacha.
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