Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Hi everyone,

Exciting changes ahead! We will be undergoing website and database changes in the next few weeks to ensure that we are up to date and smooth sailing. In order to make these changes, we will be closing the Administrative Office beginning next Monday, March 11th, and it will be closed on the following Mondays until further notice.

During this time, the Administrative Staff will be unavailable for contact. Messages will be taken by volunteers and all emails and phone messages will be addressed the following day.

Stay tuned for more news and updates. Shabbat Shalom!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. March 8th
7:00 PM
Sat. March 9th
9:00 AM
Sat. March 9th
10:30 AM
Sun. March 10th
12:30 PM
Tues. March 12th
7:30 PM
Wed. March 13th
12:00 PM
Thurs. March 14th
6:00 PM
Fri. March 15th
6:00 PM
Fri. March 15th
7:00 PM
Sat. March 16th
10:00 AM
Sat. March 16th
10:00 AM
Sun. March 17th
10:30 AM
Mon. March 18th
7:00 PM
Tues. March 19th
7:30 PM
Wed. March 20th
7:00 PM
Fri. March 22nd
6:30 PM
Sat. March 23rd
10:00 AM
Sun. March 24th
4:00 PM
Wed. March 27th
12:00 PM
Fri. March 29th
6:30 PM
Fri. March 29th
7:30 PM
Passport to Judaism
Friday, March 8th at 7:00 PM
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 contact Melenie Pearson at melenie.pearson@gmail.com  or 408-506-7253 if you have any questions. Join us for an Oneg after where you can mingle and meet new people.
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, March 10th at 12:30 PM
Ladies, come join us! Get dressed up and get silly to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Purim. We will decorate some fun masks, but we'll also discuss what it means to take off our everyday masks and show our authentic selves to the universe.
A $10 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a must by Friday, March 8 at 12:00 PM. Please RSVP via email to  admin@templesanjose.org .
Mishloach Manot
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 13th at
5:00 PM
Here is your opportunity to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gifts bags full of goodies including Hamentaschen) to your Temple friends and family! Funds raised will be used to support our Confirmation class. Click here to get your Mishloach Manot.
Sisterhood Hamentaschen Baking
Thursday, March 14th 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. Please RSVP so we know you're coming to admin@templesanjose.org .
Shabbat Around the Table ~ Tot Shabbat
Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PM
This month's Tot Shabbat 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 which is open to everyone, but specifically designed to help young families get into the Shabbat mindset. Registration is free, but please register here so we can save you a spot.
Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, March 15th at 7:00 PM
This month's Erev Shabbat Service will feature special guest speakers from Bend the Arc , a Jewish movement united to fight for justice for all. Bend the Arc currently leads a national campaign on Anti White Nationalism and Anti-Semitism and a number of other efforts to achieve their vision of a country that is inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across every race, class, gender, and faith.
Important Upcoming Dates
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 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!
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for Jews and Brews - now at a new location in Sunnyvale!! Meet new people and make new friends as we relax with good drinks and tasty snacks. All 21-and-up adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome. Please see the Facebook event for more details and to RSVP.
Yoga Minyan
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a Shabbat yoga class in the BFR, combining mindful movement, creative ritual and reflective study. This class is gentle and suitable for all levels, with modifications offered to meet individual needs. Come with a beginners mind and an open heart, and get ready to stretch your body into Shabbat! Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org .
Brotherhood Golf Fun Day
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a fun 9 holes of golf at the Pruneridge Golf Course followed by a casual lunch at Pruneridge. This event is open to all Temple members and would be great for families and children, as a Havurah outing, or just as a way to socialize while sharpening your short game skills. Golf is $24, lunch is $14.
RSVP to Dan Lee at 408 268-0926 or email  dan.shirleylee@sbcglobal.net . RSVP and payment is due by Tuesday, March 12 .
Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 AM
Get your wristbands now! Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Purim with lots of carnival fun - games, prizes, costumes, and BBQ lunch. This is a pajama-themed carnival, so be sure to wear your best PJs. Register by Friday, March 15 at 2:00 PM to save your spot!
Women's Philanthropy Mitzvah Project
Monday, March 18th at 7:00 PM
Join Women’s Philanthropy for another
Mitzvah Project – an evening of socializing, connecting, and giving back as we assemble Mishloach Manot
for our local seniors. Grab some friends
and join us or come by yourself and make
some new friends! The WP will provide the goodies to put in the Purim bags, as well as some wine and a nosh for you. $10 per person. RSVP at jvalley.org/purim
Erev Purim Adult Experience
Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM
Party with us on Purim! On Erev Purim, join us for a fun and innovative way to celebrate Purim. We will be having a Megillah trivia night and costume party. Come dressed up and prepared to school everyone else in the Megillah Trivia. All questions will be based on the Megillah, so be sure to prep ahead of time and do your homework. Please be sure to bring some food to share. RSVP on Facebook here .
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, March 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 for the dinner by Tuesday, March 19th for only $18 per person!
Tai Chi
Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM
Led by our very own Judy Gottfeld, we will be tuning in to the essence of Shabbat by engaging in a calm and restorative Tai Chi session. Don't pass up your chance for a free Tai Chi in a relaxed atmosphere! Please let us know if you plan to join us by RSVPing to  admin@templesanjose.org .
Wine and Cheese Reception
Friday, March 29th at 6:30 PM
Wine and cheese? Yes, please! Kindly RSVP by emailing us at admin@templesanjose.org so we can make sure we have enough victuals for you. Followed by our awesome and energetic Rock Shabbat Service!
Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, March 29th at 7:30 PM
Let's get ready to rock it! Join Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson on for our awesome Rock Shabbat Service! This service is preceded by our Wine and Cheese Reception at 6:30 PM.
RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org is not required, but appreciated!
Community Events
Become a JFS Friendly Visitor
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. Please contact Lori at loric@jfssv.org
HomeFirst: Where Homelessness Ends
HomeFirst is in desperate need of new, unused twin-sized blankets for their homeless shelters, overnight warming locations and outreach teams. Please drop off your donation ASAP to 507 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA (open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM) or directly to the Boccardo Reception Center (BRC), our largest shelter location at 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA (open 24/7, must be 18+ to enter the BRC). Please go to www.homefirstscc.org for details.
Tal Katsir: Diva Power Concert
Sunday, March 10 at 11:00 AM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Vocalist Tal Katsir will perform songs by the great American and Israeli divas, accompanied by an all female ensemble of piano, cello, and vocals. Tickets and more info:  apjcc.org/tal
SVHSA Brunch
Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 AM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
The community is invisted to the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association brunch this Sunday. All are welcome to join! A $5 donation is recommended to help defray costs. There will be a brief SVHSA meeting followed by a musical performance from The Yiddish Choristers with both Yiddish and Russian favorites. If you need transportation to the brunch, please contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@apjcc.org or call 408-357-7462. Please see the flyer for more details.
"Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections" with Justice Daphne Barak-Erez
Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 PM
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
The lecture will discuss the role of the Supreme Court of Israel in dealing with key landmark cases on the challenges Israel faces in various areas, including national security, multiculturalism and equality, taking into consideration the many voices in Israeli society and separation of powers considerations. Please RSVP to berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu .
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