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!
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 email@example.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.
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:
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.
October 11. 5:00–6:00 p.m.
TOPIC: How do you work peacefully with someone who thinks or believes differently from you? What guides you? Has your participation in Interfaith Interconnect been helpful? Any participant who wishes to share their personal response (up to 3 minutes) is invited to speak.
Optional breakout discussion groups 6-6:30pm.
Online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89423157061
Meeting ID: 894 2315 7061.
Zoom room opens at 4:45.
Thanks to everyone who made our PVC Sukkah experiment a success! Thanks to Jamie and Solomon for hosting, and Sarah for organizing our crafts. It might not have been the sturdiest, but it sure was fun to decorate!
Join us for our annual outdoor sukkah building on Sunday, October 1st at 10:30am! Please bring a branch to put on top of the sukkah, a fruit to hang as decoration, and a dish to share. We will have crafts and fun for all. TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. If this sounds like fun, call or email us at (925) 399-8029 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an Evite or for more information about our community.
Start your year off right with our Secular Humanist Kol Nidre Observance on September 24th at 6:30pm in person and on Zoom. Our ceremony is in English and includes music, poetry, readings and reflection. TVCJ is an accepting, welcoming, diverse community of Cultural Jews and their families, affiliated with CSJO. Call or email us at (925) 399-8029 or email@example.com for an Evite or for more information about our community.
Sunday, September 10, 2023, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
St. Charles Catholic Church Lawn Area
(along the west side of the building)
1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore
Ample parking in the adjoining lot.
Please enter east driveway.
At approximately 3:30, there will be a short program.
All are encouraged to converse with one another before and after the program.
Tim Barry and Brad Herbert will provide music during the event.
All are welcome!
We hope to see you there.
II Leadership Committee