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Authors, political analysts, survivors of terrorist attack and Israeli soldiers discuss their experiences on the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces annual gala dinner. Funds benefit the social, economic, cultural and spiritual needs of IDF soldiers. Israeli pop star Eddie Grimberg and the Sunlight Orchestra and vocalist Brenda Mittelman provide entertainment. (See story, 6a) 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St., S.F. http://www.fidf.org/sfgala
“Second Saturday.” Night for Jewish young adults with dancing, drink specials and appetizers. At the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15 includes four drinks. http://www.cellarsf.com.
“Jewish Entertainers Retrospective.” Ed Emanuel, a professor at CSU, Fresno, will discuss the impact of Jewish entertainers on Jewish culture. Benefit for Sharone Hadassah of Silicon Valley and Hadassah Hospital. At Michaels at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 10:30 a.m. $75. RSVP to (408) 226-7894.
Trivia night. Young Adult Division of the JCF hosts a trivia night with prizes. At Bitters, Bock & Rye, 1111 Polk St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $10. http://www.jewishfed.org.
“Grow Justice: Fight Hunger.” Local political and Jewish community leaders will help to celebrate the Peninsula JCC’s success in growing more than 500 pounds of food for people in need in San Mateo County. At PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 3 p.m. Free. http://www.pjcc.org/grow. (See story, 15b.)
“Raising the Bar on Your Mitzvah.” Fair includes vendors and nonprofits that emphasize ecological sustainability and workers’ rights. At Beth Chaim Congregation, 1800 Holbrook Drive, Danville. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. http://www.bethchaim.com.
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