Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Erev Purim Adult Trivia Experience
Thursday, February 25th // 6:00pm

Join Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, and your fellow congregants for a Purim Trivia Experience. Think you know everything about Purim & it's history? Test your knowledge against your friends. This trivia experience is geared towards adults. We encourage everyone to Bring Your Own Drink and show up in your BEST Purim costumes. We can't wait to see you!

Purim Shpiel
Sunday, February 28th // 10:00am

Ready for Purim? We've got a great Purim Shpiel planned, featuring Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, Phil, and some of our Religious School students. We can't wait to share it with you!

Service & Event Times
Thurs., Feb. 25th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Feb. 25th
6:00 PM
Fri., Feb. 26th
6:30 PM
Sun., Feb. 28th
10:00 AM
Sun., Feb. 28th
12:00 PM
Mon., Mar. 1st
7:00 PM
Tues., Mar. 2nd
12:00 PM
Tues., Mar. 2nd
7:00 PM

Tues., Mar. 2nd
12:00 PM
Thurs., Mar. 4th
7:00 PM
Fri., Mar. 5th
7:00 PM
Sun., Mar. 7th
10:00 AM
Mon., Mar. 8th
7:00 PM
Tues., Mar. 9th
12:00 PM
Important Upcoming Events
Streaming Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, February 26th // 7:00pm

Join Rabbi Magat & Cantor Edmondson LIVE tonight for Shabbat Services. They look forward to hearing your voices, seeing your faces, and enjoying your company during our Zoom Shabbat Services. Sign up below for an invitation.

Jews of Lithuania
Sunday, February 28th // 12:00pm

Join Shirley Lee on the next stop on her worldwide adventure! This time, she takes us on a tour of Lithuania to visit Jewish historical sites & more! Be sure to register for this unique experience! This virtual tour is FREE and open to everyone! Invite your friends from around the world to come join us!

Reform Judaism's Sacred Path
Monday, March 1st // 7:00pm

Join Rabbi Postrel as he leads an exploration into Jewish beliefs, core values and more. This journey will be spiritual and theological, as we try to answer Judaism's questions.

Chat with the Rabbi
Tuesday, March 2nd // 12:00pm

Want to Chat with the Rabbi? Want to catch up with your fellow congregants? Bring your lunch for a relaxing lunch & chat session.

ZIG ZAG: Making your Seder Special
Thursday, March 4th // 7:00pm

Whether you are an experienced “Sederista” or a novice, this event will give you fresh ideas for how to make your Seder special. Basic tips as well as alternate forms of the Seder plate, choosing the right Haggadah for you and fun activities that will delight both adults and children will be shared.

Interfaith Environmental Workshop
Thursday, March 11th // 7:00pm

Come learn how some local faith-based organizations are addressing the climate crisis, share your ideas for environmental action, and link up with a growing interfaith movement.

Speakers include: Marianna Grossman, of Minerva Consulting, who will speak about our relationship with Nature, Jim Thompson, from "This Is What We Did" on how to answer the Ultimate Question, and former Santa Clara County Supervisor Rod Diridon, Sr. who will share insights from organizing thousands of Rotary Club members.

havdallah set
Special Havdalah Marking 1 year of Community at Home
Saturday, March 13th // 6:00pm

Join Rabbi Magat and Cantor Edmondson for a special Havdalah service to mark the one year anniversary of our community shifting completely online for services and events. On this Havdalah service, we invite you to use the Havdalah candle from your High Holy Day gift bag. Come sing with your fellow congregants, clergy and friends! Be sure to bring your own Spices and Grape Juice/Wine.

Sefer Club
Sunday, March 14th // 7pm

Join your fellow congregants for our next Sefer Club meeting! This month, we'll be reading "Black, White and Jewish", by Rebecca Walker. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

Kreplach and Dim Sum: Yes, There Are Jews in China!
Tuesday, March 16th // 2pm

Celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China via Zoom! Through lively stories, photos, videos and music, Robin Helzner shares an irresistible enthusiasm for both the ancient and modern Jewish communities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kaifeng. This event is jointly organized by the synagogues of the South Bay: Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, and Jewish Silicon Valley.

Tikkun Olam Committee
The Tikkun Olam Committee and Parents Circle – Families Forum invite you to join a virtual conversation with two courageous bereaved mothers, an Israeli and a Palestinian. Despite having paid the highest price in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – the loss of a child – both women have chosen a unique path of reconciliation and dialogue instead of revenge.

Date TBD in February, but will be at 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. because of the time difference between Israel and California. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please contact Marci Gerston at marci.gerston@gmail.com or admin@templesanjose.org.
Cemetery Sales Team
We are looking for compassionate individuals to join our cemetery sales team. If you are interested in learning more, please contact stephanie@templesanjose.org.
Community Events
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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