Jewish Food Faire

Sunday, September 22

Eighteen is a lucky number in Judaism, because the Hebrew word chai, meaning “life,” contains letters that add up to 18 (Hebrew letters correspond to numbers). Confusing, yes, but anyway, the 36th annual Jewish Food Faire is probably going to be double lucky using that kind of superstitious math. It'll feature baked goods, corned beef, stuffed cabbage and matzo-ball soup. Free, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Avenue in Carmichael; (916) 485-4478;