Our next event: Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Speaker Series

Jews of India

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews is hosting a three part speaker series highlighting Jews in various countries around the world. The presentations will take place in different restaurants which represent the topic of the presentation. Come join us for a fascinating journey around the world where Rabbi Judith Seid will tell us about the history and contribution of the Jews in each region while we all enjoy food from that location.

First in the series: Jews of India
Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 pm
Sansar Indian Restaurant
2220 First Street, Livermore

No Host – Visit sansarindiancuisine.com for menu and pricing.

Please RSVP at (925) 485-1049 by May 20. Also include your email or phone number so we can contact you if there are any last minute changes.
(Save future dates: June 30, 2018 – Jews of China; and July 28, 2018 – Jews of Central Asia)

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Welcome to Tri-Valley Cultural Jews

We are a Secular Humanistic community serving those who identify with the Jewish People through family, culture and history, rather than through religion. Serving the Greater East Bay with holiday celebrations, opportunities to express your progressive social values, and education for children, adults and families. We are affiliated with the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations.  Please view the Upcoming Events link for a look at future activities. We look forward to seeing you!

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TVCJ Annual Shavuot Potluck and Book Review!

Sunday, May 20, 12:00-2:00 PM

Please bring a dairy potluck dish to share. ALSO bring your favorite book you’ve read in the past year (or just be ready to talk about it a little) — we will get lots of good ideas for summer reading!

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Lag B’Omer Picnic

lag b'omer picnic watermelon toss
Time for a little outdoor shenanigans, including our annual not-to-be-missed watermelon toss!
Date:  Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 10:30a. to 12:30p.m.
Place:  Athan Downs Park 2975 Montevideo Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583
RSVP:  925-485-1049
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Sunol Hike

Last week, several of us hiked the Sunol Regional Wilderness. It was a beautiful day to be out of doors and enjoying nature!

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Purim Party

Our annual Purim party was a huge success. Great food, great company, and a great Purimspiel by Bar Mitzvah student Alex!

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Passover Seder

passover

TVCJ’s annual community seder will be held at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street in Livermore on Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m.  Reservations are required.  To reserve a space and receive a potluck assignment, please call (510) 888-1404 or e-mail Reservations@EastBayCulturalJews.org by March 26. Food need not be kosher for Passover.  There is a requested donation of $25/adult non-member of TVCJ.  Children are welcome.  Our secular seder, replete with songs songs of resistance and hope, uses an English-language progressive Secular haggadah highlighting the power of community and the value of freedom.  The hour-long ceremony, followed by a potluck dinner, is family-friendly (but not child-centered).

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Purim Celebration

purim

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews will be holding a secular Purim celebration on Sunday, March 4 from 10:30 – 12:30 at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. We will make hamantaschen, have crafts, games, and fun for all ages, and present our annual Purim skit. Attendees are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Purim character. This event is free for TVCJ members, and costs $10 for non-members (which can be applied to a membership if someone wishes to join). The Bothwell Arts center is located at 2466 8th St. in Livermore.

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