Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Don't miss out on our Camp Style Shabbat Service, Camp Newman style!

Next Friday, February 8th, we will be holding our Camp Style Shabbat Service in lieu of the Congregational Retreat, which has been rescheduled to a later time. The service schedule is as follows:

6-6:45 PM: Camp Style Shabbat Services -- wear white!

6:45 PM: Shabbat Dinner ( Pre-registration required )

7:30 PM: Shira session followed by Israeli Dancing

A dessert oneg is included in the festivities. For only $10 per person, get a full meal and a fun night! Register here by Thursday, February 7th at 3:00 PM so we can plan accordingly. Please note that we will not be accepting payments in person, so you must register ahead of time.

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. February 1st
6:00 PM
Fri. February 1st
7:00 PM
Sat. February 2nd
6:00 PM
Tues. February 5th
5:00 PM
Wed. February 6th
12:00 PM
Fri. February 8th
6:00 PM
Sat. February 9th
9:00 AM
Wed. February 13th
12:00 PM
Fri. February 15th
6:00 PM
Fri. February 15th
7:00 PM
Sat. February 16th
10:30 AM
Tues. February 19th
7:30 PM
Fri. February 22nd
6:30 PM
Sat. February 23rd
10:00 AM

Congregational Shabbat Dinner
TOMORROW: Friday, February 1st at 6:00 PM
Don't miss our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service. Today, January 31st at 5:00 PM is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
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 .
Camp Style Shabbat Service
Friday, February 8th at 6:00 PM
In lieu of our Congregational Retreat, we are having a Camp Style Shabbat Service! This musically oriented service will include a Shabbat dinner, a shira session, and Israeli dancing. Cost is $10 per person. Register here no later than Thursday, February 7th to save your place.
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
Temple Emanu-El Preschool Open House
Tuesday, February 5th at 5:00 PM
Join us for a fun night! Families interested in our program can come check us out. The program is for children ages 2 to 6. We will have activities for the kids in each classroom, and the entire staff will be present to answer any questions. Please contact the Preschool for more information at barb@templesanjose.org .
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, February 9th 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, Torah talk, and parachute play! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Tot Shabbat with Free Dinner
Friday, February 15th at 6:00 PM
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. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM
Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh includes our Mamash Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM, followed by a very special Shabbat dinner and dessert oneg. Register here by Tuesday, February 19th for only $18 per person!
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 AM
We celebrate Shabbat in Nature throughout the year with a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson in a nearby park setting. This month's Shabbat in Nature will be at Sanborn Park, at Sequoia Peterson Grove. A clergy-led service will be followed by a vegetarian potluck and hiking. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Please note that parking is $6.
Community Events
Playback Theater: Immigrants
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM
You're invited to an improv theater performance with the SF Playback Theater troupe in the APJCC Auditorium. The audience will be invited to share its stories (specifically, immigrant experiences) and the performers will create theater using music, movement, and spoken improvisation. Tickets $12-$15. Get tickets online at  apjcc.org/playback  or at the door. More info:  CJLL@apjcc.org     
J-Fam: A Playgroup for Jewish Babies
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Tuesday, February 12 - June 18
Two different groups are available: Playgroup 1 for Newborns to Newly Crawling (every other Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am) and Playgroup 2 for Crawlers to New Walkers (alternate Tuesdays 11:15-12:30). Meet other Jewish families with similarly aged kids and spend an hour with songs, stories, adult support, and a bit of Jewish learning. Register at  jvalley.org  or email roni@jvalley.org .  
Thunder Valley Casino Day Trip
Thunder Valley Casino
Wednesday, February 20th, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Head to the casino for a day! Meet at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos. Arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to departure and meet new people as you head over toe Thunder Valley Casino for the day. The cost is $32.50 per person. Please register no later than February 10th by calling Fagie Rosen at (408) 357-7533.
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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