Services & Events
Friday, July 15
4:00 PM Camp Newman Shabbat, 4088 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service, led by Cantor Amanda Winter
Saturday, July 16
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan

Friday, July 22
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service

Friday, July 29
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
7:30 PM Potluck Dinner and Meet the Cantor
Religious School Registration is OPEN
Religious School registration is now open for our 2016-2017 school year.   Be sure to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing by registering your student before July 15.   Register here!
Membership Renewal
If you have yet to do so, please log in to your Temple account and set up recurring payments via ACH or Credit Card.  You may also mail in your check to Temple Emanu-El. If you have questions about your online account, please contact  If you have questions about your dues, please contact Stephanie at 408-292-0939.   

Camp Newman Shabbat
Friday, July 15 at 4:00 PM
Join Rabbi Dana Magat and your Temple Emanu-El community for a Shabbat at URJ Camp Newman! Festivities include a reception with our Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing, and dancing. Parents, you are welcome to visit camp on Shabbat this summer with one exception: you may not have a child/grandchild/relative at camp during your visit because it causes homesickness and issues within the cabin.  Held at URJ Camp Newman, 4088 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa.   Please register for your visit by clicking here .
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, July 23 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: $2.50/person, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $12/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Potluck Dinner and Meet the Cantor
Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM
Following our Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service, join us for a potluck dinner and discussion focused on getting to know our new cantor, Amanda Winter!
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit, M-Z: Main dish.  Designations based on last name.
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, August 27 at 6:30 PM
Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat at Neighborhood Havdalah.  The hosts will provide the home, the guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual.   Register here.  You will be matched with a host home after you register.  Would you like to be a host home, or have other questions? Contact  

In the Community
Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive
Donate items by July 26
Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services to collect backpacks and school supplies for preschool through adult learner clients. With your help, our JFS SV students will be off to a great start for a successful 2016-17 school year!

There are several ways you and your family can help someone be equipped to learn and succeed. Look for the backpack boards and bins in the synagogue lobby. You can turn in your donation at the synagogue backpack bin or at JFS SV at the Levy Family Campus. You can donate a full backpack for a needy student based from a requested supply list, you can purchase target gift cards, or buy from our online registry. There will also be lots of volunteer opportunities for families with children 10 and up. Check our web site for details. Any questions, contact
Opening at Hatikvah House 
Hatikvah House is a lovely Jewish home for six adults with developmental disabilities located in Campbell, CA.  We are a licensed, level 3, staff-operated residential program providing services and support in an environment that embraces Jewish values and traditions.  Each resident participates in a structured schedule of activities that is responsive to their individual needs and services plan.  Hatikvah House currently has one opening for an adult age 18-59 with challenges in cognitive, self-help, and social functioning.  For more information click here.

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126