Touro University to close several days this month to observe Jewish holidays

Times-Herald staff report/

POSTED:   09/14/2013 01:01:59 AM PDT
Touro University California on Mare Island 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 40 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 this week. 

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 close noon Wednesday, and remain closed Thursday and Friday. 

The campus will also close 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and remain closed Sept. 26-27.