Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Selichot and
High Holy Days Services

Getting ready for the High Holy Days? Come join us for Selichot, THIS Saturday at 6:30pm, to prepare spiritually for the upcoming holidays. We will be watching a film, followed by discussion and oneg, completing the evening with the Selichot service. More information here!

Tickets have been mailed to all Temple Members whose
financial accounts are current through August. They should be arriving
in mailboxes in the next few days.

Service & Event Times
Fri., Sept. 20th
6:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 20th
7:00 PM
Sat., Sept. 21st
9:30 AM
Fri., Sept. 22th
9:30 AM
Wed., Sept. 2 5th
12:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 27th
6:30 PM
Sun., Sept. 29th
7:30 PM
Mon., Sept. 30th
9:00 AM
Mon., Sept. 30th
5:00 PM
Tues., Oct . 1st
7:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 2 nd
12:00 PM
Erev S habbat Shuvah & Boards Installation
Fri., Oct. 4th
6:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 6 th
1:00 PM
Our 20/20 project is an exciting endeavor to reinvigorate the Temple Emanu-El campus that reflects our commitment to the future while staying true to our past.

Important Upcoming Events
Mishpacha Sheli
September 22 - 9:30am

A program designed for preschool aged children and their parents who would like a “whole family” experience. We offer an introduction to Jewish values, holidays, traditions and customs through singing, storytelling, art, movement games and cooking. ***Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2019*** .

Lunch & Learn Torah Study
September 25th - 12:00 PM

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.

Shabbat HaNefesh
September 27 - 6:30pm

Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh will be held on the fourth Friday of each month. The schedule will be as follows:

Mamash Kabbalat Service, 6:30-7:00 PM
Appetizer Oneg 7:00pm

Shabbat dinner and wine: 7:15-8:00 PM
Dessert Oneg, 8:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah
September 30 - 9:00 am

L'shanah Tova! We are ready for the New Year and happy to celebrate with our community. We have a busy schedule for today, starting with the Children's Service at 9am, and finishing with Tashlich at 5pm. Check out the full schedule below. We look forward to having you join us for these High Holy Days.

September 30 - 5:00 pm
During Tashlich, we are outside, close to nature (the water, the sun) and to God, with the ability to look up and see the heavens. We hold a small piece of bread that represents all of our sins, and the water takes those sins away from us. It is not a cure but a reprieve, a chance for us to work on our spiritual healing in the coming year. 

Adult Education - Fasts, Feasts & Festivals: The Jewish New Year
October 6 - 10:15 - 11:15am

Come learn from Branden Frederick about the various Jewish Holidays, both major and minor, and their historical roots! Cost is $ 18 for TEE Members and $25 for non TEE Members

Sisterhood Gift Shop
The Sisterhood Gift Shop is ready for the High Holidays. We have items for your Rosh Hashanah Tables, hostess gifts for your friends and family, shofars., honey pots, and a large assortment of greeting cards (priced at only $1.50 each). More items coming in daily. Come shop before it's too late. Prices range from $18 - $135 (for our largest shofar). Our Gift Shop is open on Friday's after the oneg and Sunday during Religious School.

Sisterhood Special Interest Groups
Looking to join participate in Sisterhood events? We've got new opportunities available! Membership to Sisterhood isn't required either! Our new events include

  • Walking/Hiking
  • Movies/Theater
  • Mahjong
  • Sewing/Knitting

If you would like to learn more about these events and other social gatherings, please contact email Beverley Mendel , or, for Mahjong, email Joy Powell .
Community Events
Climate Fair
September 22 - 11am

Take action on climate change. Learn what’s happening locally and what you can do.

Information, tabling, and giveaways by local governments and community groups. There will also be special activities for children and families.

This is a free event and is open to the public.

JCC Los Gatos Lunch & Opera Overview
September 27 - 10am

Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. Please reserve your spot in advance. Cost is $6 JCC members, $8.50 non-members. This month’s lunch will include a West Bay Opera Season Overview. The West Bay Opera has been bringing the performing arts to Palo Alto and the Peninsula for six decades. General Director José Luis Moscovich will give an overview of the 2019-20 season.

Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

Need help? Contact us!

(408) 292-0939