For Immediate Release

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

Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holidays

 (Vallejo, CA – September 24, 2014) – Touro University California, a nonprofit institution of higher education, will be observing the Jewish High Holidays, which consists of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.

Rosh Hashanah also referred to as the Jewish New Year, marks the anniversary of the creation of the world as described in the Torah. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period on the Jewish calendar that focuses on repentance.

Yom Kippur is also known as the Day of Atonement and is the holiest and most solemn day of the year. It is set aside for worship, fasting, and quiet reflection.

Sukkot is an eight-day harvest holiday, which gives thanks and 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.

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

In observance of the holidays, the TUC campus will be closed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24  and remain closed on September 25 and 26, 2014. It will also be closed at 12 p.m. on October 3; closed at noon on October 8; closed October 9-10; closed at 2 p.m. October 15; and closed October 16-17, 2014.

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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.