Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 21 at 6:00 PM

Erev Shabbat and Special Sukkot Service
Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM

Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 AM at Sanborn Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070

Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Service
Monday, October 24 at 9:00 AM

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 28 at 6:30 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Adin Jepsky
Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 AM

Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 7th Grade
Friday, November 4 at 7:00 PM

The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign will be recognized in Connections and make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already.
Parenting Circles: Raising a Resiliant Child
3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM beginning October 20.
Learn how to raise resilient children in the face of trends toward anxious parenting and over-parenting, and share your own ideas and experiences.  Parents of children ages 0-11 will discuss the novel The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and parents of children ages 12-18 will discuss the novel The Blessing of a B-.  For more information, contact Emily at   Purchase tickets here.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, October 21 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 Winter, 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.  Followng services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Shabbat in Nature
Friday, October 22 at 10:00 AM
What better way to celebrate Shabbat than in the beautiful outdoors of California?  Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter will lead this Shabbat Morning Minyan in Nature.  This Shabbat in Nature will take place at Sanborn Park, located at 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070.  Dogs on leash allowed.   Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee.  Rain or Shine!
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, October 22 at 5:00 PM
Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and clothes for Sunday.  Enjoy a sleepover in the Temple Emanu-El sukkah.  Open to 9-12th graders.  Contact for more information.
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price! Enjoy family game night. We will have lots of board games available to play, and occasionally get a game of Poker or Mah Jongg together.
Member Prices: $2.50/person, $7/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $10/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 23 
Have you ever seen a Torah completely unrolled? Join us for our Erev Simchat
Torah service and consecration of students who are new to the Religious School. This is open to members and non-members.
5:00 PM - Pizza Dinner for the entire congregation. Appetizers and drinks sponsored by Sisterhood.
5:30 PM - Simchat Torah Service, Consecration of New Students, and Israeli Dancing.
Monday, October 24 at 9:00 AM
Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services in the Chapel
Start the New Year with a Mitzvah!
Now through Thursday, October 27
Please bring non perishable food items to our Second Harvest Barrels at Temple for donation.  There's no better way to start off the new year than with a mitzvah!
We Are Closed
Please note that we are closed Monday, October 24 in observance of Simchat Torah.

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Lunch and Learn, Torah Study
Wednesday, October 26 at 12:00 PM
Food for your body.  Food for your soul.  Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion.  Together we will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our historic teachings.  Bring your lunch and be ready to get a new perspective on Torah. Open to members and non-members and no previous Torah study is required.
Israel Speaker
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM
Peter Beinart, a CNN political commentator and weekly columnist in Ha'aretz and The Atlantic, will speak on the politics of Israel and the American Jewish Community. Temple Emanu-El hosts this free community event organized by J. Street and JCRC.
Adult Intro to Hebrew Class
Beginning Sunday, October 30 at 10:30 AM
This class will be held for 10 sessions and be taught by Cantor Amanda Winter and Director of Education Phil Hankin.  The class will be open to the public and will concentrate on basic Hebrew reading skills. There will be a materials fee of approximately $25.
Members who are interested in having an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah are required to attend this class (as it will be a pre-requisite to the Adult B'nai Mitzvah class).  Please e-mail with any questions, or to sign up for the class.

25th Annual Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 PM, RSVP by October 29
Join Brotherhood during the Silicon Valley Jewish Films Festival for "The Kind Words" at AMC Saratoga 14 in San Jose. $10 cost.  Checks made out to Brotherhood can be mailed to the Temple Administrative Office.   RSVP by  Oct 29th  to Zach Szereszewski  408 834-466  or  Philip Schwarz  No Host Dinner at Capers restaurant will proceed the movie at 7:00 PM (please indicate if you would like to be added to the reservation when RSVPing).

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Lunch and Learn with the Cantor!
Wednesday, November 2 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish liturgy!  Bring a sack lunch and join Cantor Winter on the first Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion on music and liturgy!

Friday, November 4 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.

This service will include the participation of our 5th Grade class with leadership from our 7th Grade class.

Meet and schmooze with our 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!

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, vegetarian, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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
A Conversation About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects
Friday, October 21 at 11:30 AM
A conversation about Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, with Maen Rashid Areikat, Ambassador to the Palestinian Delegation to the United States, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, Founder & President of J Street.  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most complex and polarizing conflicts in modern history.  Nearly seventy years after the foundation of Israel and fifty years since the beginning of the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank territories, the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians seems to be as far as ever from a resolution.  How can Israeli and Palestinian leaders move toward a sustainable peace?  Can the US and the international community help to bridge gaps and bring the two sides together?
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