Our next event: 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).
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!
Our annual Purim party was a huge success. Great food, great company, and a great Purimspiel by Bar Mitzvah student Alex!
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.
Come join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews for our Tu B’Shvat celebration. Great for families with kids! We will have a fun interactive presentation lead by a Naturalist from Tree Frog Treks who will bring some Reptiles & Amphibians. We will get a hands-on look at their Animal Ambassadors and their relationship to the environment.
Date: Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, California, 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550 (see Note below)
After the presentation, we will have a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish that includes one of the seven species indigenous to Israel (raisins, dates, figs, carob, olive, citrus or almond). Free to members. $5 per adult non-members.
Our younger class learned about shabbat so our cooking project this session was challah. The older kids helped the younger ones braid the challah. It was delicious!
Join the Tri-Valley Cultural Jews on Friday, December 15 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for an evening of latkes, light, music and yummy food. Our celebration this year will be at the Mogilefsky home, 18929 California St. in Castro Valley. Bring your menorah, and gather as we light our candles together, sing traditional holiday songs, and eat the freshly fried latkes pouring from the kitchen. We blend traditional celebrations with new. $5 per adult non-member. RSVP to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.