Services & Events
Friday, March 4
6:15 PM Shabbatluck Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service with 2nd Grade and Bet Hebrew

Friday, March 11
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service
Saturday, March 12
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan with Gimel Hebrew
10:00 AM Tea and Torah

Friday, March 18
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service featuring Hadassah
Friday, March 4 at 6:16 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner.  These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of the month before the Erev Shabbat Service.  On March 4, our service will be led by our 2nd Grade Class with participation from our Bet Hebrew Class.  Meet and schmooze with our students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a wonderful service.  

Please bring a dish to share.  These designations are based on your last name:
A-L: Salad, side dish, fruit 
M-Z: Main Dish

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price!  Enjoy family game night.  We will have lots of board games available to play, and occasionally get a game of Poker or Mah Jongg together.
Member Prices: $3/person, $5/couple, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $5/person, $10/couple, $15/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood.  You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Israel Action Committee Speaker
Sunday, March 6 at 10:30 AM
Join the Israel Action Committee in welcoming Vlad Khaykin to Temple Emanu-El to discuss the situation for Jews in Europe at this time and how ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is working there and also how ADL is working with Hillel and the students on university campuses in the US to combat bullying and harrassment.  Refreshments at 10:30 AM, speaker begins at 11:00 AM.  RSVP to
lunch and learn
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community. This is the first Lunch & Learn since Rabbi Magat was in Israel.  Be sure to come and enjoy his reflections on the trip as well as some of the amazing photos from Israel!

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 AM
Babies, and bagels, and blessings, oh my!  Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 0-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah studies, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will follow this fun-filled program.  This is a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups with their peers!
Minyan, Tea & Torah
Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 AM
The Tea and Torah program includes study of the week's Torah portion over tea and noshes.  Utilized are commentaries reflecting a variety of perspectives.  Open and welcome to all who would like to learn about the history, thought process, and fast evolving freedom of expression, from a contemporary Reform Judaism approach. This week, Tea & Torah is preceded by our Shabbat Morning Minyan study with our Gimmel Hebrew Students.
Mishloach Manot
NEW THIS YEAR!  Send Mishloach Manot online.
Deadline is Wednesday, March 16
Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies).   Click here   to send some today!
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 18 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Meeka Simerly, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah.  All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Erev Shabbat Service Featuring Hadassah
Friday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Members of the former San Jose chapter of Hadassah will be joined by members of the local Sharone and Villages chapters to participate in our Shabbat Services.  We will honor the past glory of Temple Emanu-El as a Hadassah supporter, as well as its present and future in our region.

EESY and Brotherhood Casino Night
Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 PM
A great night of dinner, casino and other games, prizes, music and Havdallah.  $5 for EESY members, $10 for non-members. RSVP here.

Purim 2016
Purim Shpiel and Carnival
Sunday, March 20 at 11:00 AM
Come join in the celebration with lots of Purim fun!  
11:00-11:30 AM Shpiel, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Carnival.  Carnival games, prizes, crafts, costumes, popcorn, cotton candy, hamantaschen, and more.

Adult Intensive Purim Study Session and Megillah Reading
Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy a really big (and we mean HUGE), very intense, and super deep study session for adults only with Rabbi Schnitzel and Cantor Hummus.  A Megillah reading will happen so be prepared to cheer, boo, and have fun!  Costumes are encouraged!  Enjoy pizza and hamantaschen, bring your own wine.  RSVP to  Interested in reading a part?  Contact Cantor Simerly at
Sisterhood Camperships
Deadline is April 2, 2016
Sisterhood is pleased to offer Campership (scholarships for Jewish Summer Camp) opportunities to children of Sisterhood members.  Applications are available on the Temple's website here and are due April 2, 2016 by mail or e-mail.
Second Night Seder
Saturday, April 23 at 5:00 PM
Enjoy a warm seder and have a joyous time with your friends, family and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Passover dinner served; bring your own wine. Vegetarian meals available upon request.   Reserve your seat by April 15!

Hooray for Hollywood
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
You're invited to attend the 2016 Hooray for Hollywood Temple Emanu-El Gala. Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, dessert extraordinaire, and be dazzled by "celebrity" performers and entertainment. Be prepared to walk the red carpet and bid at the silent and live auctions.  THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN: Tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and wall of fame stars are available for purchase here.

In the Community
PACT Event
Monday, March 7 at 6:30 PM
Join the community in telling elected officials how you feel about rent control. Mayor Sam Liccardo, Councilmember Raul Peralez, and Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco will be present. Overfelt High School, Multipurpose Room.  1835 Cunningham Ave., San Jose.
Anat Hoffman Speaker
Monday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Join us for a visit from Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) and board chair of Women of the Wall.  One of the Jerusalem Post's 50 Jews to Watch.  Hoffman will speak about the work of IRAC and her log time work with Women of the Wall.  Held at Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos.
JCC Camp Registration
Register by Thursday, March 31
Early Bird Registration is now open for Camp Shalom, JCC's Summer Camp in Los Gatos.  Register by March 31 for Early-Bird Prices.  Camp Shalom is open to kids ages 18 months to 16 years.   Click here for more information, or to register.

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126