Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Next Wednesday, February 13th , at 12:00 PM, join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion - and this time, bring your opinion on the movies! Rabbi Dana L. Magat will be discussing this year's Oscar nominees.

Please remember to BYOL (bring your own lunch), and feel free to invite your friends to this open and free event!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. February 8th
6:00 PM
Sat. February 9th
9:00 AM
Wed. February 13th
12:00 PM
Fri. February 15th
6:00 PM
Fri. February 15th
7:00 PM
Sat. February 16th
10:30 AM
Tues. February 19th
7:30 PM
Fri. February 22nd
6:30 PM
Sat. February 23rd
10:00 AM
Wed. February 27th
12:00 PM
Fri. March 1st
6:00 PM
Fri. March 1st
7:00 PM
Camp Style Shabbat Service
Friday, February 8th at 6:00 PM
In lieu of our Congregational Retreat, we are having a Camp Style Shabbat Service! This musically oriented service will include a Shabbat dinner, a shira session, and Israeli dancing. Cost is $10 per person. Register here no later than 5:00 PM today, February 7th to save your place.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, February 9th 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. Everyone is welcome!
Tot Shabbat with Free Dinner
Friday, February 15th at 6:00 PM
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. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Be SMART Presentation
Sunday, March 3rd at 10:15 AM
Join a brief presentation to learn about the Be SMART campaign in the BFR. The Be SMART campaign promotes responsible gun storage and asks all adults to take simple steps to reduce the harm that can occur when usupervised children get ahold of an unsecured firearm.
Live Streaming
We are officially live streaming!
A few weeks ago, we set up our sanctuary to have live streaming. Now you can join us for a Shabbat service from the comfort of your own home if you are unable to join us in person!
While you can't get food at oneg through the live stream (it's too bad, they really need to invent that), you can keep up with Temple happenings and be part of our beautiful Shabbat services. It is now easily accessible through our website at
Challah Orders
You may now place orders for challahs and pick them up here at Temple. For only $5.50 per 1 lb challah, you have your pick between plain, poppy, sesame, raisin, and wheat.
You must place your order on or before Wednesdays by 5 PM in order to receive the challah that same week. Orders received after 5 PM on Wednesday will not be processed until the following week. For more information and to order, go to our website at www.templesanjose.org and click on the "Challah Order" button on the left side of the page, or click here to go to the page directly.
Important Upcoming Dates
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM
Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh includes our short and musical Mamash Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM, followed by a Mediterranean feast. Register here by Tuesday, February 19th for only $18 per person!
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 AM
This month's Shabbat in Nature will be at Sanborn Park, at Sequoia Peterson Grove. A clergy-led service will be followed by a vegetarian potluck and hiking. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Please note that parking is $6.
Passover Candy
Deadline: February 28th
Help support Temple Emanu-El's Religious School! Order your Passover candy by  February 28  in order for the candy to arrive before Passover begins. Place your orders  online  (PLEASE USE SCHOOL CODE 704652) to help fundraise for the school. We receive 35% of the profits from all sales. This year, all the profits will be added directly to the TEE Scholarship Fund. Contact  P hil at phil@templesanjose.org if you have any questions .
** Directions for online: Go to: ONLINE STORE , then: STUDENT SIGNUP. Register at STUDENT SIGNUP by using the school code above.**
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, March 1st at 6:00 PM
Don't miss our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person   you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service.  Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 PM  is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
Sisterhood Game Night
Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM
Open to members and non-members! Join us for a fun night of games for a low price, and bring your Mah Jongg cards in case we can make a game! Member prices are only $2.50/person or $10/family, non-member prices are $3/person or $12/family. Bring a non-dessert snack to share such as cheese, pretzels, etc. Please RSVP to anitajmed@yahoo.com .
Interfaith Shabbat
Friday, March 8th at 7:00 PM
This Friday, we will have our Interfaith Shabbat. Bring your non-Jewish friends to learn about Judaism. The Temple House will be encircled by information tables explaining Jewish holidays and life cycle events. Please consider participating in this community education event by helping to host a table or by providing a traditional food. Contact Melenie Pearson at melenie.pearson@gmail.com  or 408-506-7253. Join us for an Oneg after where you can mingle and meet new people.
Shabbat Around the Table ~ Tot Shabbat
Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PM
This month's Tot Shabbat service will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, the APJCC, and the PJ Library. Shabbat Around the Table is a series of Kabbalat Shabbat dinners at various locations throughout the community which is open to everyone, but is specifically designed to help young families get into the Shabbat mindset, with a festive meal at the center of the experience. Registration is free, but please register here so we can save you a spot.
Community Events
J-Fam: A Playgroup for Jewish Babies
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Tuesday, February 12 - June 18
Two different groups are available: Playgroup 1 for Newborns to Newly Crawling (every other Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am) and Playgroup 2 for Crawlers to New Walkers (alternate Tuesdays 11:15-12:30). Meet other Jewish families with similarly aged kids and spend an hour with songs, stories, adult support, and a bit of Jewish learning. Register at  jvalley.org  or email roni@jvalley.org .  
Thunder Valley Casino Day Trip
Thunder Valley Casino
Wednesday, February 20th, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Head to the casino for a day! Meet at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos. Arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to departure and meet new people as you head over toe Thunder Valley Casino for the day. The cost is $32.50 per person. Please register no later than February 10th by calling Fagie Rosen at (408) 357-7533.
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