Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Let's get ready to rock it!

Join Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson on Friday, January 18th at 7:30 PM for our awesome Rock Shabbat Service! This particular Rock Shabbat will be combined with Tot Shabbat .

This service is preceded by our Wine and Cheese Reception at 6:30 PM, our formal thank you to all the Annual Campaign donors. Please RSVP to the Wine and Cheese Reception and/or Rock Shabbat service by emailing admin@templesanjose.org.

Rock on!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. January 18th
6:30 PM
Fri. January 18th
7:30 PM
Sat. January 19th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 20th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 20th
10:30 AM
Wed. January 23rd
12:00 PM
Fri. January 25th
6:30 PM
Sat. January 26th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 27th
9:30 AM
Sun. January 27th
10:30 AM
Fri. February 1st
6:00 PM
Fri. February 1st
7:00 PM
Sat. February 2nd
6:00 PM
Sun. February 3rd
10:30 AM
Tues. February 5th
5:00 PM
Wed. February 6th
12:00 PM
Fri. February 8th
5:30 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception
Friday, January 18th at 6:30 PM
As a thank you to our Annual Campaign donors, we will be holding a lovely wine and cheese reception for our Kabbalat Shabbat service.   Open to all!  Followed by our Rock Shabbat Service. Kindly RSVP to   admin@templesanjose.org  so we can make sure there is enough cheese for you.
Rock Shabbat & Tot Shabbat Service
Friday, January 18th at 7:30 PM
This month only - Rock Shabbat is combined with Tot Shabbat! An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians and singers joining Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles. All members and non-members are invited to a service like you’ve never been to before.
Tikkun Olam: This Is Home
Sunday, January 20th at 10:30 AM
The first Tikkun Olam discussion of 2019 will begin with the documentary, This Is Home, and follow with a discussion. This Is Home focuses on the lives of Syrian refugees who are resettled in the United States. Attendance is free, but please register here so we can save you a spot. Registration deadline is  Friday, January 18th at 3 PM . Please contact Marci Gerston at marci.gerston@gmail.com  if you have any questions.
Live Streaming
We are officially live streaming!
A few weeks ago, we set up our sanctuary to have live streaming. Now you can join us for a Shabbat service from the comfort of your own home if you are unable to join us in person!
While you can't get food at oneg through the live stream (it's too bad, they really need to invent that), you can keep up with Temple happenings and be part of our beautiful Shabbat services. It is now easily accessible through our website at
Challah Orders
You may now place orders for challahs and pick them up here at Temple. For only $5.50 per 1 lb challah, you have your pick between plain, poppy, sesame, raisin, and wheat.
You must place your order on or before Wednesdays by 5 PM in order to receive the challah that same week. Orders received after 5 PM on Wednesday will not be processed until the following week. For more information and to order, go to our website at www.templesanjose.org and click on the "Challah Order" button on the left side of the page, or click here to go to the page directly.
Important Upcoming Dates
True Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, January 25th at 6:30 PM
This month, join us for our True Kabbalat Shabbat Service! This will be a 30-40 minute service. Sing through the psalms that lead up to Shabbat as we join together in a short musical worship experience.
A Cantor's Concert
Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos
Saturday, January 26th
Shir Hadash invites everyone to a special havdalah program with Cantor Felder-Levy and six of her esteemed colleagues, including our very own Cantor Amanda Edmondson, to honor and celebrate the Jewish and secular works of Leonard Bernstein on the centennial of his birth. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register now.
Mah Jongg Cards 2019
Deadline: January 30, 2019
Believe it or not - it's that time again! Calling all Mah Jongg players! Time to reorder cards for the year 2019.
Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more money is rebated to us. Please make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.
Please click here for more information.
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM
Registration Open!
Join your neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat and usher in the new week. Hosts provide the home, guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the wine and ritual. This is a wonderful way to connect with fellow congregants who live in your neighborhood! Please note that the exact location will be provided after we receive your RSVP. To register, click here . If you have questions, please contact Shirley Lee at sabl@sbcglobal.net .
Community Events
Tu B'Shvat Plant Nite for Ages 21-35
Stilettos Wine Bar in Saratoga
TONIGHT: Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM
Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with other Jewish young adults. A Plant Nite facilitator will guide participants in creating their own terrariums in honor of Tu B'Shvat. This event takes place at  Stilettos Wine Bar . Food and wine will be available for purchase. First round of appetizers is included in the event price. Get tickets by clicking here
(Are you over 35? Please let the young adults in your life know about this event!)
Culture Grinds
Kehillah Black Box Theater, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Monday, January 28th at 7:00 PM
Featuring Alicia Jo Rabins, p lease join us as we turn the Black Box Theater into a hip, immersive coffeehouse for music, performance, discussion, and of course, our own barista making delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks! For more information, click here .
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
San Jose City Hall
Tuesday, January 29th at 1:30 PM
Join us on Tuesday, January 29th at San Jose City Hall when the San Jose City Council and Council Member Sergio Jimenez will join Mayor Sam Liccardo in proclaiming a week of remembrance in San Jose. For more information, contact diane@jvalley.org .
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