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Services & Events
Friday, June 24
6:30 PM Meeka Shabbat Service, celebratory Oneg sponsored by Sisterhood to follow.
Saturday, June 25
10:30 AM Bat Mitzvah of Ella Carr

Friday, July 1
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service

Friday, July 8
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Meeka Shabbat
Friday, June 24 at 6:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate with a special Meeka Shabbat in honor of the last Shabbat service officiated by our cantor. We will celebrate Cantor Meeka's years and contributions to our Temple and our community.  An expanded oneg sponsored by Sisterhood will follow.

Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, or 408-292-0939.
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Religious School Registration is OPEN
Religious School registration is now open for our 2016-2017 school year.  Be sure to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing by registering your student before July 15.   Register here!
Patio Services are Back!
Our Patio Services are back for summer! Be sure to join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat services and enjoy the amazing California weather on our courtyard. Following our patio service on July 1, there will be a potluck dinner and discussion.  This event is open and welcome to members and non-members.  The current election season is sure to be a topic!

Membership Renewal
By now, you should have received a letter in the mail about membership renewal. Once again, we will automatically renew your membership pledge (and payment frequency) at the level listed in the personalized letter you received on July 1, 2016. On July 1, please log in to your Temple account and set up recurring payments via ACH or Credit Card.  You may also mail in your check to Temple Emanu-El.  If you have questions about your online account, please contact  If you have questions about your dues, please contact Stephanie at 408-292-0939.   

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, June 25 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: $3/person, $5/couple, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $5/person, $10/couple, $15/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
New Temple Directory
The 2016 Temple Emanu-El Directory is here!  You may pick up your Temple Directory from the Temple Administrative Office during regular business hours.  One Directory per family. Now is the perfect opportunity to add your photo to your Temple account online.  Our online roster allows you to see people's photos!
Camp Newman Shabbat
Friday, July 15 at 4:00 PM
Join Rabbi Dana Magat and your Temple Emanu-El community for a Shabbat at URJ Camp Newman! Festivities include a reception with our Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing, and dancing. Parents, you are welcome to visit camp on Shabbat this summer with one exception: you may not have a child/grandchild/relative at camp during your visit because it causes homesickness and issues within the cabin.  Held at URJ Camp Newman, 4088 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa.   Please register for your visit by clicking here .

In the Community
San Francisco Pride with URJ
Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 AM at Civic Center UN Plaza Station, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco.
For the third year in a row, join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26.  Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.   Sign up here!
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 PM
This year's headliner is Molly Ringwald, playing favorites from the American Jazz Songbook. Other bands in the lineup include Mostly Kosher, Lior Ben-Hur & Sol TevĂ©l, and children's favorite Mister G. The festival takes place on the JCC's athletic field, so bring a blanket or lawn chairs. There will also be food vendors, artisan vendors, a KidZone, and more.Tickets are $8-$20. Kids under 12 get in free. The Addison-Penzak JCC is located at 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. For tickets and more information, go to  Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello!
Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive
Donate items by July 26
Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services to collect backpacks and school supplies for preschool through adult learner clients. With your help, our JFS SV students will be off to a great start for a successful 2016-17 school year!

There are several ways you and your family can help someone be equipped to learn and succeed. Look for the backpack boards and bins in the synagogue lobby. You can turn in your donation at the synagogue backpack bin or at JFS SV at the Levy Family Campus. You can donate a full backpack for a needy student based from a requested supply list, you can purchase target gift cards, or buy from our online registry. There will also be lots of volunteer opportunities for families with children 10 and up. Check our web site for details. Any questions, contact
Opening at Hatikvah House 
Hatikvah House is a lovely Jewish home for six adults with developmental disabilities located in Campbell, CA.  We are a licensed, level 3, staff-operated residential program providing services and support in an environment that embraces Jewish values and traditions.  Each resident participates in a structured schedule of activities that is responsive to their individual needs and services plan.  Hatikvah House currently has one opening for an adult age 18-59 with challenges in cognitive, self-help, and social functioning.  For more information click here.

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126