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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Sukkot

Our members had a fantastic time raising a sukkah at this year’s Sukkot celebration.

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Sukkot

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On October 8th,from 10:30-12:30 the Tri-Valley Cultural Jews will be raising a sukkah! It will be at 19663 Fremery Ct in Castro Valley we will come together to build the sukkah and to enjoy a potluck brunch and other activities for adults and kids. Please bring a branch for the roof of the sukkah, a potluck brunch dish to share and a fruit to hang from the sukkah. Suggested donation for non-members is $10 per adult.

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L’Shana Tovah!

Our Rosh Hashanah ceremony was filled with thoughtful readings, discussion, and music. Here, some of our younger members are providing musical accompaniment to Zol Zeyn Sholem.

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Yom Kippur Observances

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Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews for two Yom Kippur events.  First, is our Kol Nidre observance on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts Center (2466 8th St.) in Livermore. This will be a one-hour program of readings in English with music.  Suggested donation of $10 per non-member adult.  The following day, Saturday, September 30 will be our Yom Kippur Observance (also at the Bothwell Arts Center) from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  This will be another program of music and readings in English.  Breakout sessions will focus on working in local interfaith organizations, confronting our privilege, the Enlightenment (historical and personal), and storytelling.  Suggested donation $20 for non-member adults.  We’ll be collecting donations for hurricane relief at both events.
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The August 24th Independent published a story about our upcoming event.

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Charlottesville Vigil

TVCJ members attended a vigil for the murdered anti-Nazi protester in Charlottesville.  May our lives always bring honor to her memory.

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews – Rosh Hashanah

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Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, on September 20 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. TVCJ celebrates Jewish holidays with a Secular Humanistic perspective that is true to Jewish culture. Focusing on the Rosh Hashana traditions of self-reflection and tikkun olam, repair of the world, the program will include readings, music and sounding of the shofar. This will be followed by a reception with apples, honey and homemade challah. Kids are welcome. Suggested donation $20/ non-member adult. If you decide to become a member your donation will be applied to your membership fee. Donations will be collected for the local food bank, so please bring non-perishable food items to donate.

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