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

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Purim Celebration

purim

WHERE: The Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550
WHEN: Sunday, March 15 from 10:30-12:30 COST: Free to members, $10 per adult non-member
WHAT TO BRING: There will be food, entertainment, and activities. This year we don’t have access to the kitchen, so we are asking each family to please bring along some hamantaschen to share (if possible). Since we have members who are dairy and/or gluten-free, please bring a card with your hamantaschen that lists the ingredients.
There will be a Purim play. Also, feel free to dress up! Traditional Purim costumes include Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, and Mordecai but this is a holiday of JOY and anything goes! If you want to dust off an old Halloween costume, that’s great too! There will be a costume parade and contest for the kids.
We will also have a few crafts and activities for you to enjoy. We are also asking everyone to bring Shalach Mones (food for the needy) in the form of canned food for the food bank.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Tu B’Shevat

Tu B'Shvat

A Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District Ranger will join us again this year for an exciting program about native trees and the animals that depend on them. In addition, to honor greening efforts in the Bay Area, children will take home pre-planted native oak tree seedlings, and receive instruction on their care and feeding and when and where to plant them. Following these activities will be a yummy pot-luck lunch, accompanied by music and singing. Please bring a dish to share. Since we have members who are dairy- and/or gluten-free, please bring a card with your dish that lists the ingredients. In keeping with this holiday tradition, you are encouraged to include one or more of the following ingredients: Dates, Figs, Oranges, Almonds,Raisins, Olives, Carob.

Date: February 9
Time: 10:15 – 1:00
Venue:  Bothwell Arts Center.  2466 8th Street, Livermore
Cost: $10 per non-member adult

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot

 

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot celebration
Please join us for our annual Sukkot celebration. We will build a sukkah and enjoy a potluck brunch to celebrate our harvest holiday.  We will have 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!
Date: October 13th, 2019
Time: 10:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Poxon-Hudson Home, 2383 Lancaster Court, Hayward, CA 94542
Cost: FREE for all members.  $10.00 for each non member adult (13 and over)

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 October 8, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA. This will be a program of readings in English, with discussion and music. It is a child friendly, but not child-centered, event. Free to members; $20 for non-member adults. To RSVP and for more information: (925) 485-1049

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Rosh Hashanah

Join Tri-Valley Cultural Jews for Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, on September 29, 2019 from 4:30 – 8:00pm at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore (2466 8th Street, Livermore CA). We will start with Tashlich (4:30pm), a walk to the nearby creek to symbolically wash away our misdeeds of the past year. Then we will have a potluck dinner (5:30pm) followed by a secular humanistic Rosh Hashanah observance (7:00-8:00pm). This is a child friendly, but not child-centered, event. Free to members; $20 per non-member adult. To RSVP and for more information: (925) 485-1049