Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Still haven't registered for our Second Night Seder on April 20th at 5:00 PM ? It's not too late! Online registration closes tomorrow, April 12th at 12:00 PM . Please click here to register.

This will be preceded by our Shabbat Pesach Morning Minyan at 9:00 AM the same day, April 20th . Please note that there will not be a service scheduled for Friday, April 19th.

The following week on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM , Sisterhood will be hosting a Women's Seder here at Temple Emanu-El. Please RSVP by April 19 to sisterhood@templesanjose.org . Then on Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM , we will be holding our Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service. Please join us for a beautiful service to bid farewell to this most beloved holiday!

The full Pesach schedule will be as follows:
  • Friday, April 19th: NO SERVICE
  • Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 AM: Shabbat Pesach Morning Minyan
  • Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 PM: Passover Second Night Seder
  • Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM: Sisterhood Women's Seder
  • Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM: Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. April 12th
7:00 PM
Sat. April 13th
9:00 AM
Sat. April 13th
10:30 AM
Sun. April 14th
4:00 PM
Tues. April 16th
5:00 PM
Tues. April 16th
7:30 PM
No Shabbat Service
Fri. April 19th

Sat. April 20th
9:00 AM
Sat. April 20th
5:00 PM
Tues. April 23rd
6:00 PM
Wed. April 24th
12:00 PM
Fri. April 26th
9:00 AM
Fri. April 26th
6:30 PM
Sun. April 28th
4:00 PM
Tues. April 30th
5:00 PM
Tues. April 30th
7:30 PM
Wed. May 1st
12:00 PM

Kashering for Passover
Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 26th
Temple Emanu-El will be Kosher for Passover starting on Monday, April 15th . Please do not bring products with wheat, barley, rye, oat, or spelt to Temple Emanu-El from April 15th until the end of Passover, April 26th. Please note that you may also not bring items that were opened before Passover.
Tikkun Olam Speaker: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM
The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is a national network of Muslim and Jewish women. Members of our organization build strong relationships by engaging in dialogue, socializing, participating in social action projects and activities to expand our knowledge of each other’s practices and beliefs. Please come learn more!  Registration is free, but required for entrance to the event. Click here to register.
Erev Shabbat Service: Passover Music from a Different Seder
Friday, April 12th at 7:00 PM
This month's Erev Shabbat Service will be a sermon in song service led by Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Featuring Passover Music from a Different Seder, this will a delightful musical experience designed to prepare you for the upcoming holiday of Passover!
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, April 13th at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months. Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs and Torah talk! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Green Team Community Cleanup
Saturday, April 13th at 8:30 AM
Join Temple Emanu-El’s City Council member, Dev Davis, and help clean up litter in San José. To participate and sign up please call District 6 Office 408-535-4906 . On the day of the event, go to Bascom Community Center, 1000 S Bascom Avenue, and receive litter cleanup supplies. At noon, join your council district office for lunch. Lunch is free for volunteers. Join this event and show our Councilwoman that Temple Emanu-El cares. Please contact Bob Levy robertlouislevy@msn.com if you have any questions.
Shabbat Pesach Morning Minyan
Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 AM
We're celebrating Shabbat and Passover at Temple Emanu-El's Saturday morning Minyan. Led by Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parsha (Torah Portion) and holiday. As with all Jewish events, enjoy refreshments following the service. 
Second Night Seder
Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 PM
It’s time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm seder, and have a joyous time with your family, friends, and loved ones here at Temple Emanu-El! Join us as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Passover dinner is served; bring your own wine. Vegetarian meals available upon request. Everyone is welcome. Registration ends Friday, April 12 at 12:00 PM. Click here to register.
Important Upcoming Dates
Sisterhood Women's Seder
Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM
Calling all sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends - come share in a delicious Women's Seder hosted by Sisterhood. Join in the camaraderie and uplifting ritual by bringing a Kosher for Passover style salad, side dish or dessert to share. $8 for Sisterhood members, and $12 for non-Sisterhood members. Please RSVP by April 19 to sisterhood@templesanjose.org or call (408) 239-6416.
Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service
Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM
Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur.  
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM
Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh includes our short and musical Mamash Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM, followed by a Mediterranean feast.  Registration closes on Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:00 PM. Click here to register.
Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service
Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM
Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service here at Temple Emanu-El. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker. This is also with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and children's choir. Please note that neighborhood parking restrictions have been lifted for the evening.
Community Events
Help Homeless Women in Need
Month of April
Abigail Everett, whose Bat Mitzvah is this month, is organizing a drive for basic hygiene supplies for homeless women here in our community as part of her mitzvah project. Recently formed in 2015,  Simply the Basics  collects and organizes hygiene supplies and support partner organizations that are providing direct services to homeless people. You can learn more about their work in this inspiring  video . Abigail has prepared a donation box which will be placed in the Administrative Office here at Temple Emanu-El. Donations will be collected through the end of April.
Mimuna Party
Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 PM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Experience the Moroccan tradition of Mimuna, a post-Passover celebration with Moroccan sweets. You will also get the enjoy music with a DJ, belly dancing, and a cash bar. Open to everyone. $20 in advance, $25 starting 4/22. Please go to www.apjcc.org/mimuna for tickets and information.
Courageous Diplomats: Rescuers During the Holocaust
Thursday, May 2nd at 4:00 PM
County Government Building, 70 W. Hedding St, San Jose
The topic of this year’s Holocaust remembrance ceremony will be “Courageous Diplomats: Rescuers During the Holocaust.” Holocaust survivor Lottie Marcus will share her personal story of survival through receiving a visa from Feng Shan Ho to Shanghai. The exhibit is sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest. For information, contact Diane Fisher at  diane@jvalley.org  or 408.357.7504.
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Sunday, May 5th at 11:30 AM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Rabbi Professor Ariel Burger will discuss his book, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Burger was Wiesel’s teaching assistant for many years and is a rabbi, teacher, artist and lecturer. Admission $10 per person, payable at the door. Hosted by the Silicon Valley Survivors Association. More information: CJLL@apjcc.org or 408.357.7423.
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