Our next event: Family Havdalah and Movie Night


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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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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot


The Tri-Valley Cultural Jews will hold a sukkah raising to celebrate Sukkot in a Secular Humanistic way. It will be at the Ireland house (19663 Fremery Court, Castro Valley) on October 16 from 10:30-12:30. We will be building a sukkah together, enjoying a meal and celebrating the harvest.Please bring a potluck brunch item, a branch for the roof and fruit to decorate the sukkah. $10 per non- member adult. We will have activities for children and adults.

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah


Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in a Secular Humanistic way that that’s authentic both to Jewish culture and to your own beliefs.
Join us at 5:30pm on Sunday, October 2 for a one-hour program of music and readings followed by apples and honey reception.   Kids are welcome. Suggested donation $20/non-member adult. We will have our annual food drive, so please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food bank.
If you decide you belong with us and become a member, your donations will be applied to your membership fees.

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Ice Cream Social


Enjoy an early Havdalah gathering with an ice cream social and a little croquet!  Hostess Leah will supply ice cream, spoons, and cups as well as fruit popsicles.  Please bring your favorite topping to share, and prepare for some end-of-summer fun.

When:  Saturday, September 17 at 4:00 PM
Where: Val Vista Park
7350 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton

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Yom Kippur Observance

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Our Next Event:  Yom Kippur

Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews on October 11 from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Bothwell Center, 2466 8th St. in Livermore. We will host a program of music, readings, reflection, participatory discussions and a memorial observance. TVCJ provides holiday observances with a secular humanistic, non-religious perspective. Children are welcome. TVCJ is affiliated with Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations and is a home for Cultural Jews and their families. Non-traditional families are welcome. In accordance with Jewish tradition, there will also be an opportunity to donate to various charitable organizations.

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Apple and Honey Tasting at the Bothwell Center

Introduction to Jewish Culture School, twice-monthly Sunday School for kids 6-14, and to Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, a Secular Humanistic Jewish Community
Sunday, September 11, 10:30 – 12:00.
no charge


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Castro Valley Pride Festival

TVCJ was proud to be at Castro Valley Pride festival again this year.  As one of our members put it, “When anyone is oppressed, Jews have to stand up!” We shared in the opening invocation and the reading of the names of the Orlando victims and enjoyed strolling around to meet the other vendors and organizations.  Tthe ambiance was relaxed and a lovely time was had by all.

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