Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Rosh Chodesh - Eating Jewishly
Sunday, March 14th // 1:00pm

Calling all ladies of Temple Emanu-El! Please join Cantor Amanda Edmondson, the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, and special guest, Cantor Tifani Coyot of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles for a truly inspiring Rosh Chodesh zoom session. We'll explore the Jewish values that go into the food we eat. Kashrut, or kosher law, is what has guided our Jewish eating habits for centuries. 

Kreplach and Dim Sum: Yes, There Are Jews in China!
Tuesday, March 16th // 2pm

Celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China via Zoom! Through lively stories, photos, videos and music, Robin Helzner shares an irresistible enthusiasm for both the ancient and modern Jewish communities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kaifeng. This event is jointly organized by the synagogues of the South Bay: Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, and Jewish Silicon Valley.

havdallah set
Special Havdalah Marking 1 year of Community at Home
Saturday, March 13th // 6:00pm

Join Rabbi Magat and Cantor Edmondson for a special Havdalah service to mark the one year anniversary of our community shifting completely online for services and events. On this Havdalah service, we invite you to use the Havdalah candle from your High Holy Day gift bag. Come sing with your fellow congregants, clergy and friends! Be sure to bring your own Spices and Grape Juice/Wine.

Service & Event Times
Thurs., Mar. 4th
7:00 PM
Fri., Mar. 5th
7:00 PM
Sun., Mar. 7th
10:00 AM
Mon., Mar. 8th
7:00 PM
Tues., Mar. 9th
12:00 PM
Tues., Mar. 9th
7:00 PM
Wed., Mar. 10th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Mar. 11th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Mar. 11th
7:00 PM
Thurs., Mar. 11th
7:00 PM
Fri., Mar. 12th
7:00 PM
Sat., Mar. 13th
10:00 AM
Sat., Mar. 13th
6:00 PM
Sun., Mar. 14th
10:00 AM

Important Upcoming Events
ZIG ZAG: Making your Seder Special
Thursday, March 4th // 7:00pm

Whether you are an experienced “Sederista” or a novice, this event will give you fresh ideas for how to make your Seder special. Basic tips as well as alternate forms of the Seder plate, choosing the right Haggadah for you and fun activities that will delight both adults and children will be shared.

Live Family Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, March 5th // 7:00pm

Joins us tonight for our monthly Family Shabbat Service. Throughout the year, different grade levels will take turns in leading services and singing. Tonight, Mechina (4th grade) will be leading services

Shabbat Morning Minyan Service
Saturday, March 6th // 9:00am

We invite you to join our Religious School students as they lead morning services. This month, Shomrim is leading (6th/7th) Shabbat morning minyan.

Jews of Lithuania
Sunday, March 7th // 12:00pm

Join Shirley Lee on the next stop on her worldwide adventure! This time, she takes us on a tour of Lithuania to visit Jewish historical sites & more! Be sure to register for this unique experience! This virtual tour is FREE and open to everyone! Invite your friends from around the world to come join us!

Chat with the Rabbi
Tuesday, March 9th // 12:00pm

Want to Chat with the Rabbi? Want to catch up with your fellow congregants? Bring your lunch for a relaxing lunch & chat session.

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, March 10th // 12:00pm

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.

TV/Film Discussion
Thursday, March 11th // 12:00pm

We invite you to join us today as Rabbi Magat & Phil Hankin, Director of Education for Temple Emanu-El, for bi-monthly discussions, where they review and break down current & relevant TV shows.

ZIG ZAG: You Won't Believe It's Passover Food
Thursday, March 11th // 7:00pm

In this ZIGZAG event, the presenters will share easy-to-make recipes for Passover food that tastes so good you can serve it even when it's not Passover! You'll be surprised at how easy these recipes are to cook, and what foods you can eat year-round.

Interfaith Environmental Workshop
Thursday, March 11th // 7:00pm

Come learn how some local faith-based organizations are addressing the climate crisis, share your ideas for environmental action, and link up with a growing interfaith movement.

Speakers include: Marianna Grossman, of Minerva Consulting, who will speak about our relationship with Nature, Jim Thompson, from "This Is What We Did" on how to answer the Ultimate Question, and former Santa Clara County Supervisor Rod Diridon, Sr. who will share insights from organizing thousands of Rotary Club members.

Sefer Club
Sunday, March 14th // 7pm

Join your fellow congregants for our next Sefer Club meeting! This month, we'll be reading "Black, White and Jewish", by Rebecca Walker. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

Cemetery Sales Team
We are looking for compassionate individuals to join our cemetery sales team. If you are interested in learning more, please contact stephanie@templesanjose.org.
Community Events
JNF Programs in Israel
Thursday, March 4th // 7:30pm
Join us to hear about great opportunities to do a meaningful program in Israel!!

If you are 8th grader and up, if you don’t want to do a zoom college semester, this call is for you.

Jewish National Fund runs academic and nonacademic programs in Alexander Muss Hod Hasharon in Israel including gap semester for college students.
Speaker: Major (Res.) Oren Hefetz, the Israeli Emissary for JNF in Northern California

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

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