Jewish, but not religious? So are we! Join us at our Fall Holiday observances and introductory brunch!

Rosh Hashanah:  Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m.  Program of music and readings in English followed by traditional apples & honey.  Child-friendly.  Suggested donation is $10 per adult for those who are not members of TVCJ.  (No charge for children.)  We are also collecting canned or boxed food for the food bank.

What’s a Secular Jew?  Sunday morning, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m.  Bagel brunch and introduction to Secular Jewish life and Jewish Culture School.   Are you uncomfortable in synagogue, but in your element at the deli, Mel Brooks movies and noisy political discussions?  Are you looking for a community where you fit in?  A way for your kids to learn about being Jewish without the demands of religious belief?     learn about the history and practices of Secular Jews, hear about Jewish Culture School for children and meet members of the organization.  There will be activities for children while the parents meet.  Please let us know you’re coming, so we can make sure we have plenty of food!

Yom Kippur:  Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2 – 5 p.m. (and we’ll go out for dinner together afterwards).The program consists of non-religious readings in English and music, followed by participatory workshops and a non-religious memorial ceremony.  Suggested donation is  $10 per adult for those who are not members of TVCJ.  (No charge for children.) There will also be an opportunity to make charitable contributions to various international, national and local agencies. We’re also collecting canned and boxed goods for the food bank.

Sukkah raising brunch!  Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1817 Sinclair Drive in Pleasanton.  Potluck brunch.  Bring a dish to share, a fruit or other decoration to hang in the sukkah and a branch for the roof (if you have one). Also collecting canned and boxed goods for food bank.

Holiday programs and informational meeting are held at the Bothwell Arts Center. 2466 8th St. in Livermore.  Please let us know you are coming.  Call us at 925 485 1049 or email reservations@Tri-ValleyCulturalJews.org.

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