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 Cultural and  Secular Jewish Organizations.  Please view the Upcoming Events link for a look at future activities. We look forward to seeing you!

Passover Seder

Light blue background with walnuts and orange tulips near a white plate topped with three pieces of matzah. Passover Seder, Saturday, April 27, 2004. 5pm ceremony, 6:30pm potluck. In person and on Zoom. Hosted by Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Secular, Humanist.

Join our Secular, Humanist Passover Seder on Saturday, April 27th for a 5pm ceremony and a 6:30pm potluck in Livermore, CA. Come celebrate freedom from slavery with us. We’ll sing our songs, drink our wine (or grape juice) and tell stories of liberation. In-person and Zoom options available.
TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 for an Evite or if you want to find out more about our community.

Passover Family Day

A photo of children holding hands outdoors in a grassy area surrounded by flowering shrubs. Below that is a photo of a Passover plate with colorful eggs, an orange, bitter herbs, lamb shank, and charoset. Large letters read Passover Family Day. Smaller letters below read, Come to our Free Passover Jewish Culture School Open House and find out what Jewish Culture School is all about! Matzoh making, crafts, music. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Secular, Humanist. A photo of four children pouring some food from a bowl into a baking pan is on the right.

Come to Tri-Valley Cultural Jews’ Free Passover Open House and find out what Jewish Culture School is all about! JCS meets twice a month for kids Kindergarten through Brit Mitzvah and provides a secular/cultural experience for all. Come see what we’re all about on Sunday, April 21st from 10:30-12pm in Pleasanton, CA.
TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 for an Evite or if you want to find out more about our community.

Jewvie Movie and Potluck

Pale green background fading into light blue. Black old fashioned film projector shining a light blue light. Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. Secular. Humanist. Jewvie Movie featuring Israelism. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4pm in Castro Valley, CA.

Join us for a potluck and viewing of the critically acclaimed film Israelism on Saturday, March 9th at 4pm. For more info on the film and its creators, visit: https://www.israelismfilm.com/ An alternative movie will be available for younger viewers. Please bring a dish to share! Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 for more info or to get on our Evite list.

Repro Shabbat

Purple, pink and yellow sunset background. Tri-Valley Cultural Jews dove logo with text Secular, Humanist. Repro Shabbat, February 10, 2pm, Castro Valley, CA. Challah with pomegranate design on cover, glass of wine, two lit candles in candle holders. Gathering in support of reproductive rights and freedom.

The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade put access to abortion and birth control in jeopardy across America. Join us on Saturday, February 10th at 2pm for the Shabbos we shouldn’t have to have–the one where we discuss the Jewish Secular Humanist values surrounding reproductive health, rights and justice. We will be telling our personal stories about our reproductive choices and there will be alternative activities for children.

TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 for an Evite or want to find out more about our community. You can find us at www.trivalleyculturaljews.org. Free to members, suggested $15 donation per non-member adult if you are able.

Tu B’Shvat

Heading with peace dove image and text reading Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Secular, Humanist. Dark green background with yellow tree filled with light green leaves in center and words above reading: Join us on Saturday, January 20th for Tu B'Shvat. In larger type, text below reads: Let's feed our community together. In smaller text: Join us for a Tu B'Shvat potluck and harvest! Located in Pleasanton, Ca. Saturday, January 20th, 10am-12:30pm.

Celebrate the birthday of the trees with us! Join us for our Tu B’Shvat Secular Seder and Potluck on Saturday, January 20th from 10am-12pm in Pleasanton, CA. We will be harvesting produce on behalf of our local food pantries, followed by a Secular seder and potluck. Nature crafts and schmoozing are optional! Our harvest will be outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Please bring a dish to share.

TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 if you have questions or want to find out more about our community. You can find us at www.trivalleyculturaljews.org. Free to members, suggested $15 donation per non-member adult if you are able.

TVCJ Hanukkah Celebration

Light blue background with text that reads Tri Valley Cultural Jews Secular, Humanist Chanukah Celebration, Sunday, December 10th, 10:30-12, latkes making, music, community, crafts. Images of sour cream, latkes, a dreidel, jelly donut, candles, and candle holder decorate the right side of the image.

Apple sauce? Sour cream? Chocolate syrup? Bring your favorite latke topping to our Chanukah Celebration on December 10th at 10:30am.

TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Email us at culturaljews@gmail.com or call (925) 399-8029 for an Evite or to find out more about our community. You can find us at www.trivalleyculturaljews.org.

TVCJ Statement on Hamas’ Attack on Israel – 10/12/23

The terrorist Hamas attack against civilians in Israel, leaving over a thousand Israelis dead, is horrifying and inexcusable. No provocation by the Israeli government or right-wing settlers can excuse these outrageous war crimes.

With the death toll in Gaza now approaching a thousand, both Israelis and Gazans are living in terror for their lives, the lives of their children and the lives of the hostages taken by Hamas. We support Israel’s right to defend itself and call upon Israel to act within international law in its response.

Only justice for all who live in the region can ensure a lasting peace. Israel’s existence as well as rights for Palestinians must be assured.

Here are some resources with information on the history and what’s going on now:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/10/09/gaza-strip-israel-hamas-explained/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/10/israel-hamas-war-palestine-stand-with-israel-netanyahu.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/10/10/gaza-strip-israel-history-violence-hamas-occupation/

Here’s how you can help:

New Israel Fund https://www.nif.org/ – help for vulnerable communities in Israel, including Bedouin villages

Dror https://www.drorisrael.org/ – daycare and counselors for kids who have been evacuated from the border and those whose parents are missing or have been called up to serve in the military

Magen David Adom https://afmda.org/ – Israel’s Red Cross sends their 1400 ambulances even into areas under fire

Soroka Medical Center https://www.soroka.org/donate/ – the only major hospital in the Negev region.