Kabbalat Shabbat Chanukah Service
Friday, December 30 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 at 7:00 PM

Martin Luther King Shabbat Service
Friday, January 13 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 AM

Make Your Year-End Tax Donation Today!
Through December 31, 2016
We have almost surpassed the incredible generosity of our members and friends from last year, but we still have a little way to go. Please help push us over the top!!!
 
Big or small, the Temple needs it all! Temple Emanu-El's Annual Campaign will end December 31, and there's still time to make a meaningful gift to the campaign. ALL donations, big or small, help the Temple tremendously!
 
With the generous support of you, our members and friends, to the Campaign, Temple is able to provide unique programming and services for everyone throughout the year. This is an important effort, and thank you to all who made gifts so far.
 
Don't let 2016 come to a close without making your gift to the campaign, which ends December 31, 2016. All gifts are tax deductible, but must be postmarked or paid by year end.
 

Chanukiah
Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service
Friday, December 30 at 6:30 PM
On December 30, bring your chanukiah to light the candles with your Temple family and friends.  Celebrate with a Chanukah oneg after services.
We Are Closed
Monday, January 2
Please note that the Temple Emanu-El Administrative and Clergy Offices will be closed on Monday, January 2.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeil dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of each month before the Erev Shabbat Family Service.

On January 6, our family service will led by our Youth Group, EESY.

Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.

Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit M-Z: Main Dish
We hope to you see you there!
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Temple Library Grand 
Re-Opening
Sunday, January 8 at 12:15 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Religious School Committee is thrilled to announce that after painting and refurnishing our Temple library, it is ready for use and filled with new books just for you!  Everyone who attends the re-opening will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize.  At 12:15 PM our religious school classes will join Rabbi Magat as we affix a new mezuzah to the door.  Back from Break Lunch to follow.
Welcome Back from Break Lunch with Brotherhood
Sunday, January 8 at 12:30 PM
Join our Religious School families for a back from winter break delicious lunch provided by Brotherhood.  Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process.  Prospective members are welcome and we'd love to see you there.  No RSVP is required.  The fun begins at 12:30 PM.
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Martin Luther King Shabbat
Friday, January 13 at 7:00 PM
Join Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a Shabbat Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. that includes an Ask the Rabbi session.

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 14 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 sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!
An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
Chanukah Festival of Lights in Union Square
December 24 to January 1
A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create the first big menorah public celebration of Chanukah outside of Israel. Today that spark of innovation has spread to annual Chanukah celebrations in over 500 cities worldwide including; Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Brisbane and Ho Chi Minh City. In San Francisco the legacy of innovation to spread the light continues.   Click here to view further event details.

Chanukah Candle Lighting at the Jewish Federation
Thursday, December 29 at 6:00 PM
We're celebrating the Festival of Lights at the Levy Family Campus in Los Gatos on Thursday, December 29 at 6 PM.  Join us for an evening of singing, noshing, and catching up with old friends.  The candle lighting will take place at the outdoor portico of the Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.  No need to RSVP - we hope to see you there! 
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Jewish 50s and 60s Singles Event 
Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Join other Jewish singles in their 50s and 60s for a beer tasting event from Firestone Brewery.  This event will take place at Congregation Beth Am,  26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.  RSVP to katevanzanten@yahoo.com.  $18 donation for Shalom Bayit.

Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is a full afternoon of Jewish-themed classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Educators from synagogues and other Jewish organizations around the Bay Area and beyond, will be represented.  Registration is now open.  To get your tickets and view the full schedule, click here.
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