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Registration is open for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services

We hope you can join us for our annual Rosh Hashanah program, Saturday Sept 16, 2023, 5-7pm.

Please visit our Rosh Hashanah page to register!

Yom Kippur picture

And join us for what always follows: our Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre program, Sunday Sept 24, 2023, 7-9pm.

Please visit our Yom Kippur page for more info, and to register!

L'Shana Tovah!

SJC Havdalah

SJC Havdalah group meeting in a backyard.

We had a wonderful Havdalah get-together Saturday evening 7/22. Our program was short, sweet, and informative. Snacks were served, and we discussed all types of things, settling on the geographic history of the Ashkenazi Jews. Eye-opening and revelatory! Hope more folks can come next time!

Save the Dates! 5784 (2023-2024)

After careful consideration, we've decided on the following event schedule for the 5784 calendar year:

  • Rosh Hashanah: Sat, Sept 16, 2023, 5-7pm
  • Yom Kippur:  Sun, Sept 24, 2023, pm (time TBD)
  • Sukkot potluck: Sat, Sept 30, 2023, pm (time TBD) - Seeking volunteer hosts with a sukkah! You choose the location and the time, and SJC will lead the services. Contact us to volunteer!
  • Shabbat/Havdallah: Oct, 2023 (date/time TBD)
  • Shabbat/Havdallah: Nov, 2023 (date/time TBD)
  • Hanukkah (3rd Night): Sat, Dec 9, 2023, pm (time TBD)
  • Shabbat/Havdallah: Jan, 2024 (date/time TBD)
  • Tu B'shvat: Sun, Jan 21, 2024, 9am - 12:30pm
  • Shabbat/Havdallah: Feb, 2024 (date/time TBD)
  • Purim: SJCC Purim Carnival - presumably Sun, Mar 24, 2024 (we may also host our own Purim event)
  • Passover: Sat, Apr 27, 2024, pm (time TBD)
  • Yom Ha'shoah Shabbat/Havdallah: May, 2024 (date/time TBD)
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Shabbat/Havdallah: Jun, 2024 (date/time TBD)
  • Sh'vuot (possibly): TBD

As you can see, we are looking to resume small community Shabbats/Havdallahs! Interested in hosting for one of the months listed above? You set the date, time and location and SJC will lead the services and supply snacks, if needed. Contact us to volunteer!

SJC at the Fremont Fair!

Photo of Jeff and Jerid at the SJC booth at the Fremont FairSJC had a booth at the Fremont Fair this year! Here we see Jerid and Jeff, and Seth was there too. We talked to many interested folks about what secular Humanistic Judaism is all about. Thanks to all who showed up to say Hi!

Happy Summer!

We said goodbye to another successful year at Shalom Sunday School, and another year of secular humanistic Jewish holidays and events. Summer is right around the corner, and it looks like it's going to be a warm one.

The SJC steering committee is busy planning for next year. If you have an interest in helping to plan, we urge you to consider taking a leadership role in this organization. We need folks to help with: outreach; digital marketing; committee leadership and organization; and most importantly, general SJC leadership.

If interested, please email us at

Coming soon: info about a summer picnic. Stay tuned!

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Thu, 21 September 2023