San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum says goodbye to director

Contemporary Jewish Museum tribute: Museum officials, patrons and city leaders honored CJM director Connie Wolf, who is leaving the post to assume directorship at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The City proclaimed Nov. 16 “Connie Wolf Day” at the event, which also kicked off the institution’s newest exhibition, “California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present.” 

Salvation Army praises Giants

Salvation Army holiday luncheon: On Wednesday at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in The City, the Salvation Army’s advisory board recognized the San Francisco Giants for contributions to the Bay Area through sports victories and community involvement, including the Junior Giants. The program serves some 17,000 children 5-18 years old in more than 85 communities.

SF Garden Club serves up floral fashion

Couture et Fleurs: The San Francisco Garden Club’s annual fundraising event Nov. 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel included an elegant luncheon and a runway fashion show, featuring apparel by designer Robert Berry and exotic floral accessories created by City College of San Francisco students in the department of Environmental Horticulture and Floristry.

Event benefits kids in school network

San Francisco Social 2011: KIPP Bay Area Schools, a network of free college-preparatory schools for underprivileged children, raised some $55,000 at its sixth annual fundraiser. Some 450 supporters attended the event Nov. 10 at the Fairmont Hotel.

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