Shabbat Shuvah and Board Installation
Friday, September 22 at 6:30 PM
Kever Avot
Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM
Kol Nidre Congregational Service
Friday, September 29 at 7:30 PM *NOTE NEW TIME
Yom Kippur Children's Service
Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 AM
Yom Kippur Congregational Service
Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 AM
Yom Kippur Afternoon Healing Service
Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 PM
Yizkor, Neilah, and Havdalah Services
Saturday, September 30 at 5:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Sukkot Service with MazelTones
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Kira Kalbfeld
Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 AM
Erev Simchat Torah Service and Consecration
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00 PM
Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service
Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 AM
L'Shana Tovah
High Holy Days tickets were mailed out to all Temple members in good standing (all current financial obligations paid through August 2017)!  If you would like to purchase additional tickets for Yom Kippur services or register for our FREE children's services you may do so by contacting the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939 or
The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign will be recognized in Connections and make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already
Live Web Streaming
We are Live Streaming Again on Yom Kippur!
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to be streaming our High Holiday Services again this year.  You can find the link on our webiste, or by watching live on our Facebook page.
Got Schach?
September 22-30
Help us build our sukkah by dropping off freshly cut palm fronds between September 22 and 30!
jewish star
Kever Avot
Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses.  
Please join Rabbis Dana Magat and Philip Ohriner and Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a traditional custom of visiting the graveside of parents or close relatives and praying there. 
Yom Kippur at The Heritage Theatre
Friday, September 29
7:30 PM - Kol Nidre Congregational Service *NOTE NEW TIME
Saturday, September 30
9:00 AM - Children's Service (Preschool - K)
10:00 AM - Childcare Program (2 years - 2nd Grade)
10:00 AM - Congregational Service
12:30 PM - Sermon Discussion with Rabbi Magat
1:00 PM - Social Action/Tikkun Olam Discussion
1:00 PM - Teen Discussion with Randy Levinson
2:00 PM - Yoga
2:45 PM - Study session with Phil Hankin, Director of Education
3:30 PM - Afternoon Healing Service with Haftarah, led by Ritual Committee
4:15 PM - Musical Interlude
5:00 PM - Yizkor, Neilah, and Havdalah Services
6:30 PM(approx) - Break the Fast
Break the Fast
Saturday, September 30
Temple Emanu-El will sponsor a Break the Fast at The Heritage Theatre (1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell) at approximately 6:30 PM on Saturday, September 30 to conclude our Yom Kippur Day.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Enrich your High Holy Days by Volunteering
We can not have the High Holy Days without your help! We are looking for volunteers at each service to help with the following: Greeting, Ticket Checking, Ushering, and Handing Out Prayer Books! We need about 10 volunteers per service and volunteers need to arrive one hour before the service they are helping with. Please e-mail us at with which services you may be available to help with. *NEW THIS YEAR: we need volunteers to help with Break the Fast.  Let us know if you would like to help set up the food, or help with clean up after.
Congregational Erev Sukkot Experience
Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 PM
Bring your own dinner and decorate the sukkah with your Temple family followed by a special Sukkot festival service.
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 PM
All high schoolers! Please join Temple Emanu-El's senior youth group, EESY, for our annual Sukkah Sleepover! Bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and your clothes for Sunday! For more details, you can follow EESY's instagram page (@eesysenioryouth) or feel free to contact an EESY board member!
Sushi in the Sukkah
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 PM
20s and 30s are welcome to join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for sushi in the sukkah!  RSVP is a must to by October 6.  BYOB if you'd like!  Schmooze and hang out with your Temple friends while enjoying delicious vegetarian and fish sushi options in our beautiful sukkah!
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
5:00 PM - Free pizza dinner for everyone.
5:30 PM - Erev Simchat Torah Service, Consecration of students (grades K and up) who are new to our Religious School, and Israeli Dancing.
Thursday, October 12
9:00 AM - Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services.

In the Community
Third Annual Do the Twist 
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM
This fun evening includes everything you need to make a world-class Shabbat challah, tons of fun and friends, delicious food and drink, and a commemorative apron.  $36 before October 15.  $54 after October 15.   Register here.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126