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 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 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