Services & Events
Friday, May 20
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat
6:30 PM Tot Shabbat Catered Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service led by the B'Not Mitzvah Class
Saturday, May 21
10:00 AM Adult B'not Mitzvah

Friday, May 27
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, June 3
6:30 PM Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 PM Rock Shabbat 
Hooray for Hollywood
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who supported Temple Emanu-El through our Gala.  We still have a few amazing items available for auction. For a list of the amazing items we have, and directions on how to bid, click here.  Have your bids in by 3:00 PM Friday, May 27. 
New Temple Directory
The 2016 Temple Emanu-El Directory is here!  You may pick up your Temple Directory from the Temple Administrative Office during regular business hours.  One Directory per family. Now is the perfect opportunity to add your photo to your Temple account online.  Our online roster allows you to see people's photos!
Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, or 408-292-0939.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 20 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Simerly, 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, starting at 6:00 PM. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!

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Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM
We welcome everyone to join us for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah service.  Mazel tov to our 6 B'nai Mitzvah students on all you have accomplished.  If you are unable to attend, the service will be streamed on the Temple Emanu-El YouTube channel.

Israel Action Committee Speaker
Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 AM
The Israel Action Committee and Temple Emanu-El are honored to have Tammi Rossman-Benjamin come and speak at our Temple.  Tammi is the co-founder and director of the AMCHA-initiative, was nominated for Jewish-Hero of the Year, and will speak on the environment for Jewish students on college campuses.  Please join us for bagels at 10:30 AM followed by her speech at 11:00 AM.  RSVP to

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
This event has been canceled.  Please join us for our next Game Night on June 25.
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Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, May 25 at 12:00 PM
Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion. We will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our historic teachings.  Bring your lunch and be ready to get a new perspective on Torah. Open to members and non-members and no previous Torah study is required.
Rock Shabbat
Friday, June 3 at 7:30 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (piano, percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Cantor Meeka Simerly and Rabbi Dana Magat. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles.  Join us as we welcome the Sabbath in a fun and lively manner.  All members and non-members are invited to a service like you've never been to before.  We will also be honoring all of our graduating seniors at this service.  Our Rock Shabbat service is preceded by a wine and cheese reception that is open and welcome to anyone.
Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 PM
Mark your calendar for the 2016 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  View the year end highlights video and enjoy lunch on us!  RSVP to

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 .

In the Community
The Friendship Circle 
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 AM
Run or walk with The Friendship Circle. Games, entertainment, and surprises along the route.  A show featuring Mickey the Baboon and other animals. Enjoy a huge inflatable slide, face painting, balloon artist, and more.  Kosher BBQ, cotton candy, popcorn, and other snacks available.   Register online here.  Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Summer Internship Opportunity
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley is looking for a Summer intern to work in supporting the Manager of Community and Volunteer Engagement at Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.  Qualified applicants should have prior social media and event organizing experience - and a "can do" attitude.   Internship is 15-20 hours per week at our offices at the Levy Family Campus in Los Gatos.  Experience in social media and communications desired. Mostly business hours and some evening and weekends. Call Lori Cinnamon at 408-357-7467 or e-mail
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San Jose, CA 95126