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.

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Ice Cream Social!

When: Saturday, August 18 @ 4 pm
What: Ice Cream Social for Havdalah
Where: Mission Hills Park
600 Junipero Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
What to bring:
Toppings to share, your own bowl or cup and utensils (let’s all be green)
Also, bring a hat and sunscreen! For extra fun, bring a piece of cardboard to slide down the HUGE slide! Makes sliding down it extra fast.
How to find us: Look for a picnic table in the shade with a red and white checkered tablecloth! Or call Leah at 650-223-9073 (cell).
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Jewish Culture School

Enrollment is open for the 2018-2019 year.  If you are looking for a hands-on Jewish cultural experience for your children, JCS is for you.  Our students sing in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, folk dance, cook Jewish foods from all over the world and learn about Jewish history and culture in an interactive respectful welcoming environment.
This year, the curriculum for the older class (ages 10-14) is Jewish life in the Middle Ages.  (2019-2020 is Jewish life in Eastern Europe, 2020-21 is Israel and Sephardic Jews, 2021-22 is holidays and life cycles.)
The younger children will be learning about the shtetl.  They’ll cook foods from the time and place, learn some Yiddish words, hear stories, and of course, sing and dance.
You can come meet us this summer at our family pizza night or hikes, or email us at
Jewish Culture School students making challah
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TVCJ Members Rally to Stop Separating Families at the Border

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TVCJ Annual Shavuot Potluck and Book Review!

Sunday, May 20, 12:00-2:00 PM

Please bring a dairy potluck dish to share. ALSO bring your favorite book you’ve read in the past year (or just be ready to talk about it a little) — we will get lots of good ideas for summer reading!

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Speaker Series

Jews of India

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews is hosting a three part speaker series highlighting Jews in various countries around the world. The presentations will take place in different restaurants which represent the topic of the presentation. Come join us for a fascinating journey around the world where Rabbi Judith Seid will tell us about the history and contribution of the Jews in each region while we all enjoy food from that location.

First in the series: Jews of India
Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 pm
Sansar Indian Restaurant
2220 First Street, Livermore

No Host – Visit for menu and pricing.

Please RSVP at (925) 485-1049 by May 20. Also include your email or phone number so we can contact you if there are any last minute changes.
(Save future dates: June 30, 2018 – Jews of China; and July 28, 2018 – Jews of Central Asia)

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Lag B’Omer Picnic

lag b'omer picnic watermelon toss
Time for a little outdoor shenanigans, including our annual not-to-be-missed watermelon toss!
Date:  Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 10:30a. to 12:30p.m.
Place:  Athan Downs Park 2975 Montevideo Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583
RSVP:  925-485-1049
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