Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Tu’Bshvat

Tu B'Shvat

LARPD Ranger Amy will lead the group on a hike along the Arroyo del Valle. We will look for the plants and animals that call this area home. We are sure to find lots of cool bugs and other creatures along the way! We plan to walk rain or shine so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. Please bring a potluck dish to share. We have members that are dairy-free and gluten-free so please indicate on an index card your ingredients. Potluck at Noon.

When: Sunday, January 27th, 2019, 10:30am – 12:30pmWhere: Sycamore Grove Park Parking Lot, 1051 Wetmore Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
Cost: FREE for members and children, $10.00 per non-member adult

Our Hanukkah Party

Our members gathered together to celebrate Hanukkah with an evening of lights, food, and music. The Culture School students lit our community menorah, and we enjoyed delicious treats including latkes and sufganiyot. Thank you to Bret & Kelly for hosting, to Solomon and Noah for frying the latkes, and to everyone who helped make this event a success!

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Hanukkah Party

Hanukkah Party

Join the Tri-Valley Cultural Jews to celebrate Hanukkah on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00pm, with an evening of latkes, lights, music and yummy food. Bring your menorah and food to share as we gather to light our candles together, sing traditional holiday songs, and eat the freshly fried latkes pouring from the kitchen. We blend traditional celebrations with new.

Our celebration this year will be at a member’s house in Castro Valley. To RSVP and get directions call (510) 282-4261.

Cost – $10 per adult non-member.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot and first day of Jewish Culture School.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot celebration

Please join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews on Sunday, September 23rd from 10:30 – 12:30 for our annual Sukkot celebration and our first day of Jewish Culture School. We will build a sukkah and enjoy a potluck brunch to celebrate our harvest holiday. There will be activities for children and adults. Please bring a dish to share (we have members with allergies, so please label ingredients), a branch for the roof of the sukkah, and a piece of fruit or gourd to hang. If you have one, also bring your hammer and/or power drill so you can pitch in and help build our sukkah! This event will take place at the Pepper Home… 6448 Owl Way in Livermore. To RSVP, please call 650-296-5295.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Yom Kippur

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Yom Kippur

Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews for a secular, humanistic observance of Yom Kippur. We will be holding a Kol Nidre service on Tues Sept 18, 2018 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA. This will be a program of readings in English, with discussion and music. Suggested donation $10 for non-member adults. For more information: (925) 485-1049.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah

Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, on September 9 from 4:30 – 8:30pm at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. We will start with Tashlich (4:30), which is a walk to the nearby creek to symbolically wash away our misdeeds of the past year. Then we will have a potluck back at the Bothwell Center (5:30) followed by a secular humanistic Rosh Hashanah observance (7:00-8:00). This is a child friendly but not child-centered event. Free to members; $10 per non-member adult.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Member in the Community

Sierra Randel is a Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Member working on her Girl Scout Gold Award.  The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts USA. Sierra proposed that a mural be painted on the back of the Bothwell Arts Center, in Livermore.  The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors approved the mural project during the July 11th, Board meeting.  It was also unanimously approved by the Livermore Commission for the Arts. She is working with Anne Giancola, the Bothwell Arts Center manager, a professional muralist and her project advisor.  Sierra will take the leadership role in getting the painting done including getting volunteers and donations to do the project.  She will also be creating a time lapse video of the project to educate people on the making of a mural. There will be a celebration with arts and crafts for kids towards the end of the project.  Sierra is a member of Girl Scout troop 30049, service unit 332.