For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia:
W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101

Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holiday

 (Vallejo, CA – September 16, 2013) – Touro University California, a nonprofit institution of higher education, will be observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.

Sukkot, one of three biblically mandated festivals, gives thanks and also commemorates the forty years that the Jewish people wandered in the desert. It follows the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, which was celebrated with services by Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum on the Mare Island campus September 13-14, 2013.

Touro University California (TUC), in keeping with its mission and Jewish affiliation, keeps these high and holy days as sacred.

In observance of the holidays, the TUC campus will be closed at noon on Wednesday, September 18and remain closed on September 19 and 20, 2013. It will also be closed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 and remain closed on September 26 and 27, 2013.

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About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.