Temple Emanu-El Happenings
L'Shanah Tova
L'Shanah Tova from your Temple Family. We look forward to gathering together during these High Holy Days services.. Please be sure to check the service schedule to find the correct times and locations for all of the services.

If you have lost your ticket or require extras, please contact the office:
408-292-0939 or admin@templesanjose.org

Service & Event Times
Fri., Sept. 27th
6:30 PM

Sun., Sept. 29th
7:30 PM
Mon., Sept. 30th
9:00 AM - Kids
10:00 AM - Congregation
Mon., Sept. 30th
5:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 1st
7:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 2nd
12:00 PM
Erev S habbat Shuvah & Boards Installation
Fri., Oct. 4th
6:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 6 th
1:00 PM

Tues., Oct. 8th
7:30 PM
Wed., Oct . 9th
9:00 AM
Wed., Oct. 9th
10:00 AM
Fri., Oct. 11th
7:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 12th
9:00 AM
Sat., Oct. 12 th
6:30 PM
Our 20/20 project is an exciting endeavor to reinvigorate the Temple Emanu-El campus that reflects our commitment to the future while staying true to our past.

Important Upcoming Events
Shabbat HaNefesh
September 27 - 6:30pm

Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh will be held on the fourth Friday of each month. The schedule will be as follows:

Mamash Kabbalat Service, 6:30-7:00 PM
Appetizer Oneg 7:00pm

Rosh Hashanah
September 30 - 9:00 am Children's Service
10:00 am - Congregational Service

L'shanah Tova from your TEE! We look forward to seeing you at our High Holy Days services and sharing this time as a congregation.

September 30 - 5:00 pm
Oak Meadow Park (233 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos 95032)

During Tashlich, we are outside, close to nature (the water, the sun) and to God, with the ability to look up and see the heavens. We hold a small piece of bread that represents all of our sins, and the water takes those sins away from us. It is not a cure but a reprieve, a chance for us to work on our spiritual healing in the coming year. 

Break The Fast
October 9 - approx 6:30pm

There is still time left to sign up to attend Break the Fast, in addition to being a sponsor. If you are interested in participating, please call the office at
408-292-0939 or email admin@templesanjose.org .
Adult Education - Fasts, Feasts & Festivals: The Jewish New Year
October 6 - 10:15 - 11:15am

Come learn from Branden Frederick about the various Jewish Holidays, both major and minor, and their historical roots! Cost is $ 18 for TEE Members and $25 for non TEE Members

Sukkot Celebrations
October 13 - October 17
We are excited to have many, great Sukkot experiences for everyone! WE will keep you busy in the Sukkah with our different celebrations. Check out the link below to learn more about each of the different events we are hosting.

Scotch in the Sukkah
October 15 - 6:30 pm
Brought to you by Temple Emanu-El's Brotherhood, we proudly present Scotch in the Sukkah! A fine array of scotch whiskies will be available for tasting, and a delicious steak dinner will accompany your drinks. Registration required. Open to all.

Sisterhood Special Interest Groups
Looking to join participate in Sisterhood events? We've got new opportunities available! Membership to Sisterhood isn't required either! Our new events include

  • Walking/Hiking
  • Movies/Theater
  • Mahjong
  • Sewing/Knitting

If you would like to learn more about these events and other social gatherings, please contact email Beverley Mendel , or, for Mahjong, email Joy Powell .
Community Events
Playback Theater: Forgiveness
October 6 - 8:00pm

An interactive improv performance on the subject of Forgiveness, for the High Holidays. With San Francisco Playback Theater.  

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness - Team Tikvah
November 2

This November, Ari, Sherry and I will once again take part in the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network’s Purple Stride walk to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and advocacy.  We are sponsoring a team - Team Tikvah - for the walk. We would like to extend an invitation to the Congregation to participate in the event. The walk will be on Saturday, November 2. It is estimated that this cancer causes the second-largest number of deaths in the US yearly. It also dis proportionally affects certain ethnic groups, for example Ashkenazi Jews and African Americans.  

Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

Need help? Contact us!

(408) 292-0939