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Yiddish is fun
KlezCalifornia’s annual Yiddish Culture Festival is back with a panoply of activities over two days to excite, entertain and edify all ages. The Strauss/Warschauer Duo opens the festival Friday night along with Veretski Pass; Saturday offers a full array of workshops, performances, music, dance and culture. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. Festival pass $12-$60; prices vary for individual events. http://www.klezcalifornia.org
“Art for Shaare Zedek.” Silent auctions of art donated to benefit the Jerusalem hospital. At Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. 5 p.m. $50. http://www.jewishfed.org.
“EastBayJews Volunteer.” Volunteer watering crops, mulching and weeding. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 2 p.m. Free. http://www.eastbayjews.org.
“Jewish Winemakers’ Tasting and Nosh.” Annual event with more than 20 winemakers. At Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St. West, Sonoma. 1 p.m. $45-$50. http://www.shir-shalom.org.
“Pink Ribbon Day.” Fundraiser for breast cancer research with fitness classes, a marketplace and a viewing of the Emmy-nominated documentary “In the Family.” At Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 suggested donation per activity or class. Boxed lunch available for $10. http://www.pjcc.org.
Temple Israel of Alameda Harvest Festival. Annual fall event to support the synagogue with vendors, artisans, live music and food. At Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. http://www.templeisraelalameda.org.
New Israel Fund’s Guardian of Democracy dinner. Annual benefit for the organization, with keynote speaker Ethan Bronner of the New York Times. At Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F. 6 p.m. $300. http://www.nif.org.
“Day of Philanthropy.” Larry Baer, president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants, gives the keynote address with Daniel Lurie for a day of philanthropic round tables. At Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $75-$180. http://www.jewishfed.org. (See story, 4b)
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