For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

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 is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news