Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 at 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan led by 6th Grade
Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Service with Purim Sermon and Song
Friday, March 10 at 7:00 PM

Purim Baby Shabbat
Friday, March 11 at 9:00 AM

Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 17 at 6:00 PM

Erev Shabbat with Torah Service
Friday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

Camperships are Available Online!
Due Monday, March 6
Youth Enrichment Scholarship Opportunities (Camperships) are now available on our website.  This year, Passover candy sale revenue will all be used for Jewish Enrichment Opportunities.  Order forms can be found in the Gift Shop, at Religious School, or in the Temple Administrative Office.  We have an anonymous donor who has agreed to match all the profits from the candy sale! Please be sure to try to sell as much as you can. Remember that out of town friends and relatives can order off the Miss Chocolate website ( directly using the school code 704652. There will be additional fundraising opportunities at the Purim carnival so keep your eyes open.
Help San Jose Today!
The recent flooding in San Jose has impacted many in our community.  We have a committee of dedicated Temple members working closely with other community members and the Red Cross. The current demand is for CASH donations and for volunteers.  Anyone interested in being a stand-by volunteer for the Red Cross should connect with Jan Phinick, 408-615-1605. Please feel free to drop your cash donations at Temple Emanu-El and we will pass them along to where they are needed. The Salvation Army is a distribution center for supplies.  Coats, clothing, blankets, pet supplies, diapers, wipes, toiletries, etc. will all be accepted at Temple Emanu-El and taken to The Salvation Army.
Send Mishloach Manot!
Send by March 2
Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies). Click here to send today!  For more information on Purim, click here.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 4th Grade Class with leadership from our 5th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. All are welcome to meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner before 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
Purim Carnival Wristbands
Purchase by March 5
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, boxed lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, a fantastic raffle, and more!  NEW THIS YEAR: Purchase your Purim Carnival Wristbands and order lunches online here.
Hamentaschen Baking
Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 PM
Join Sisterhood for Hamentaschen baking in the Temple kitchen.  We encourage you to bring a rolling pin and an apron!  The dough will be provided and this is a family-friendly event to form and bake the cookies that will be sold at the Religious School Carnival.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, March 7 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.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, March 8 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community.
Purim Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 11 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!  Costumes encouraged!
Adult Purim Experience and Megillah Reading
Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy an adult study session and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda.  Bring your own beverages! Costumes encouraged.  Snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP to

Purim Spiel and Carnival
Sunday, March 12 at 11:00 AM
Come join in the celebration with lots of Purim fun!
11:00-11:30 AM Shpiel, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Carnival. Carnival games, prizes, crafts, costumes, popcorn, cotton candy, hamentaschen, and more.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 17 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services?  No need to worry at Tot Shabbat!
Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights.  Following services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Student Mitzvah Project
Through May 21
Josh Tucker and Jeremy Meltzer are joining together for their mitzvah project. We are helping out the organization Pitch In For Baseball which gives kids who can't afford baseball gear the chance to play. We are collecting gear and money for this cause. We hope you'll help out as well. There will be a box outside the synagogue for you to put new or gently used baseball gear in. The box will be there until the end of religious school (May 21). Also, you can donate money, using the link below. Thanks for your help!

In the Community
Hillel Silicon Valley Birthright Trip to Israel
Hillel is taking a lucky group of students to Israel for free!
We're teaming up with Israel Outdoors to lead a Birthright trip this summer. Students ages 18-26 who attend San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Foothill College, De Anza, West Valley, or any other campus in the area are welcome to apply to our summer Birthright trip taking place July 2-13!
To pre-register, go (trip organizor: Israel Outdoors; trip type: campus) and fill out this google form:
For more questions, or if you are not eligible for this trip and want to explore more ways to see Israel, contact Maya Jacobson at

Friendship Circle Summer Camp
Early Bird Registration by April 1
Summer will be here before you know it and  Friendship Circle is  offering a one of a kind two week summer day camp experience specifically for Children and Teens with Special Needs.  Camp will be held at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto from July 31st to August 11th!  An early bird registration discount for our fun-filled summer camp is available until April 1st! 
Register now (space is very limited) for our action packed typical day camp filled with activities, entertainment, field trips and more including our amazing teen volunteers and an onsite therapist.

Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126