Tot Shabbat with Kindergarten and 1st Grade with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 18 at 6:00 PM

Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, November 18 at 7:00 PM

Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 AM
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
You Can Make All the Difference!
Tuesday, November 29
Donate to Temple Emanu-El on #GivingTuesday, November 29, and DOUBLE your impact on our Annual Campaign.  Thank you to long time member, Dr. Bobbye Gorenberg for matching donations up to $3,600! WOW!

Feeling like you can't wait that long? You can donate anytime from now until December 31st, 2016!  All donations, big and small are welcome and help support Temple Emanu-El's annual campaign.
Whether you contribute $5 or $500, your support is greatly appreciated.

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!
Parenting Circles: Raising a Resiliant Child
3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM beginning October 20.  Next Meeting: November 17.
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.  For more information, contact Emily at   Purchase tickets here.  Although the first meeting has happened, you may still attend future meetings.  Please contact Emily about the materials and reading for the November meeting.

Tot Shabbat with Kindergarten and 1st Grade Participating
Friday, November 18
6:00 PM Service, 6:30 PM Catered Dinner
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 preschool age 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!
Brotherhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 PM
Brotherhood Members - Please be our guest, with your significant other, for our annual paid-up member dinner on Saturday, November 19 in the Temple House. New members may pay at the door!  Enjoy a delicious, buffet dinner.  This promises to be a very fun night. RSVP to

2nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 PM
At this time of year, when it is especially important for us to be thankful, we will join together with other organizations and congregations to share our gratitude as a community and give back.  There will be a canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank.  A communal reception will follow the service.  
Turkey Drive
Now through November 22
Please join Temple Emanu-El Preschool in our annual Turkey and Canned Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Community Services.
Turkeys (frozen), canned food and donations (made payable to Sacred Heart) can be delivered to the preschool between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday 11/1-22.  Please help us to touch the lives of others!!!
Contact Barbara 408-293-8660 or with any questions.

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.

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
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.

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  You can also use this email to let us know if you'd like to join the team.

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

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 for more information, click here.

Protect Our Community
Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 PM
Come and express our values of unity and common cause.  With civility and steadfastness, we join together now, as we will continue to do, in an ongoing and persistent advancement of our principles. Come and add your treasured principles to this initial list.  Sign up to continue the work in one of the areas where your voice is most needed.  Meet at City Hall Plaza, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose.

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

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
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