Kabbalat Shabbat Service - led by Ritual Committee
Friday, November 25 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 3rd and 6th Grades
Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Snider
December 3 at 10:30 AM
Legacy Rock Shabbat with Jewish Family Services
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 AM

Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Everett
Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 AM

You Can Make All the Difference!
Tuesday, November 29
This is a week when we all give thanks for all the blessings we have, when we celebrate Thanksgiving, and now we have more to be thankful for!

Your Temple Board of Trustees is so excited about #GivingTuesday that they have decided to participate! There will be a parallel matching gift to Dr. Bobbye Gorenberg's incredibly generous $3,600 matching gift. The Board will be parallel matching donations up to $3,600 on Tuesday, November 29 making your #GivingTuesday donations TRIPLED. Temple Emanu-El is so excited for this amazing opportunity to help reach our Annual Campaign goal of $60,000.

Be sure to donate here anytime or on November 29 for #GivingTuesday.   Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live updates the day of #GivingTuesday!
We Are Closed
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.
Please note that the Preschool, Temple Administrative, and Clergy Offices are closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, November 29 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.
Friday, December 2 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. 

This week's family service will include the participation of 3rd and 6th grades.  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
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 3rd and 6th Grades
Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 3rd Grade Class with leadership from our 6th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. This Family Service is preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.

Legacy Rock Shabbat with Jewish Family Services
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians and singers joining Cantor Amanda Winter and Rabbi Dana Magat. This service is dedicated to recognizing those members of Temple Emanu-El and supporters of Jewish Family Services who, by their generous commitments, support the Jewish Community with a planned gift to one of these beloved organizations.

Temple Emanu-El Green Team
The Temple's Green Team is looking for recommendations for professionals who provide environmental audits.  The Green Team would like to have the temple audited to learn where improvements in water, gas and electric services can be made.  Additionally we want to learn what products we use on the premises that may not be environmentally friendly or sustainable.  Do you know a professional who can help?  Please send your recommendations to to@templesanjose.org.  You can also use this email to let us know if you'd like to join the team.

Sisterhood Holiday, Gift, Craft, and Fun Fair
Sunday, December 11 at 10:30 AM
Join Sisterhood for all your holiday shopping needs!  There will be kids crafts, cookie decorating, cotton candy, and a jump house for the kids.  Entrance to the Fair is FREE.  Lunch is provided by Temple Emanu-El Senior Youth Group with all proceeds benefiting EESY.

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 10 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!

Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 18.  Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!  Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  NEW THIS YEAR: A delicious, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.  CALLING ALL TEMPLE MEMBERS: We are looking for babysitters to help provide childcare during Latkes and Laughs.  If you are interested, please contact admin@templesanjose.org.

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
November 17 to December 23
We are partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. We have displayed in our foyer a dreidel board full of wish cards that you can choose from. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by December 23, and put a large smile on someone's face!  To purchase a Target Gift Card, or more more information, click here.

Become a JFS Friendly Visitor -- Make A Real Difference in the Life of An Isolated Senior!
JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors.  A JFS Friendly Visitor is matched up with an isolated senior for a weekly or every other week visit and they form lasting friendships with the senior. Our Friendly Visitors say that they get so much more than they give. Volunteers must be amenable to JFS' screening process.  For more information, contact Lori Cinnamon at  loric@jfssv.org.

Torah Study Class at the JCC: Women's Commentary
Wednesdays November 30-December 21 at 7:00 PM
In the last generation or so, our ongoing conversation with Torah has been greatly enriched by the unique perspectives and experiences of women rabbis, scholars and thought-leaders. This lively and engaging class will explore selected Torah portions through the lenses of some of our wisest and most profound women commentators. Please  join us as we find new ways for our ancient texts to inform our lives as women and men today. Instructor: Rabbi Carol Caine. Cost: $79 (JCC members $36). For more information or to register, contact CJLL@apjcc.org
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