Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Volunteer with us at the Abrahamic Alliance Meal Service Program!

Dear Families and Friends of Temple Emanu-El,

Temple Emanu-El, Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino, and Evergreen Islamic Center invite you to prepare and serve a hot and hearty meal to the poor of San Jose. 

Enjoy good friends, good food, and good fun, and bring your family! Please note that volunteers must be age 13 or older. 

Please call the Administrative Office at (408) 292-0939 if you have any questions.

Register now by clicking the link below . Space is limited.  
Service & Event Times
Fri. October 26th
6:30 PM
Fri. October 26th
7:30 PM
Sun. October 28th
10:00 AM
Sun. October 28th
6:00 PM
Tues. October 30th
7:30 PM
Fri. November 2nd
6:00 PM
Fri. November 2nd
7:00 PM
Sat. November 3rd
10:00 AM
Sun. November 4th
2:00 PM
Wed. November 7th
12:00 PM
Sat. November 10th
9:00 AM
Sun. November 11th
10:00 AM
Tues. November 13th
7:30 PM
Wed. November 14th
12:00 PM
Annual Campaign
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated. As you can see, we have reached $37,063 out of our goal of $75,000, which surpasses the halfway mark. We know we can reach this goal with the support of each and every one of you.
Click here to donate, or call the Administrative Office at (408) 292-0939 if you have any questions.
Wine and Cheese Reception
TOMORROW : Friday, October 26th at 6:30 PM
Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will include a lovely Wine and Cheese reception for your tasting pleasure! Kindly RSVP by emailing us at admin@templesanjose.org so we can make sure there is enough cheese for you. Followed by our awesome Rock Shabbat service!
Rock Shabbat
TOMORROW : Friday, October 26th at 7:30 PM
An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians and singers joining Cantor Amanda Edmondson and Rabbi Dana Magat. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles. All members and non-members are invited to a service like you’ve never been to before.
Please note that the chapel is now available as a space for for children to play on Friday nights.
Sisterhood Game Night
Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 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 (non-dessert) snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM
Join us for our latest and greatest Shabbat event, our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! Starting on the first Friday in November, this event will be held every first Friday of the month throughout the Religious School year. For only $5 per person, you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company . Thursday, November 1st at 12:00 PM is the deadline for reserving your spot. Click here to get your dinner.
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 AM
Join us for our Shabbat in Nature service, held at Uvas Canyon Park! This Shabbat will include a nature-themed short prayer service with many songs, a vegetarian potluck and schmooze, and an optional group or individual hike. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Parking is $6. Meet at the Amphitheater and look for the sign.
Important Upcoming Dates
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 10th 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!
Sisterhood Holiday Fair
Sunday, November 11th at 10:00 AM
Join us for our Holiday Fair in the Temple House! Sponsored by Temple's Sisterhood, this event is open to members and non-members, this will be a beautiful event featuring a variety of vendors.  
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for our third Jews and Brews! 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 RSVP on  Facebook .
Community Events
Blanket Drive
From Sunday October 21 through Saturday, November 10th
Temple Emanu-El's youth group, EESY, in collaboration with the Teen Interfaith Council, is collecting blankets for the Thanksgiving holiday! They will be distributing blankets to those in need, so please make sure the blankets are in very good (or new) condition. Temple Emanu-El is one of the drop-off locations. Please drop a neatly folded blanket into the bin outside the administrative office.
Women's Philanthropy Annual Challah Making Event
TONIGHT: Thursday, October 25th at 7:00-9:00 PM
At the JCC in Los Gatos (Auditorium at the Levy Family Campus)
A New Twist, in memory of Susan Stein Gavens. This is ideal for women's havurot and Sisterhood groups. Early bird registration ends on October 11! For more information and to register, click here .
Rabbi Reuven Firestone Lecture
Sunday, October 28th at 10:00-11:30 AM
At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos
Professor Firestone will address the challenge of distinguishing the mainstream from the extreme in all three Abrahamic communities as we pursue justice together in polarized times. Free and open to the community. Click here to learn more .
Israel's Race to the Moon
Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 PM
At the JCC in Los Gatos
Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of SpaceIL, will discuss his organization’s project to land an unmanned Israeli spacecraft and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Tickets and more info:  apjcc.org/moon
Purple Stride Silicon Valley 2018
Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 AM
Ari Cohen, one of our congregants and a Religious School student, is fundraising to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. How can you help?
  1. Join the Purple Stride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer or donate to our team by clicking here. The walk will be held in downtown San Jose on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 AM.
  2. Stop by Peet's in Los Gatos - 798-1 Blossom Hill Road, in Kings Court Shopping Center on Saturday, October 20th from 9-11:30 AM. Ari is having a bake sale there with all proceeds going to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
  3. Stop by the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, November 11. There will be another bake sale that will benefit Ari’s and two other mitzvah projects.
Hillel of Silicon Valley Speaker - Sasson "Sassy" Reuven
Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
Please join the Students Supporting Israel club at San Jose State University and Hillel of Silicon Valley as we welcome Sasson "Sassy" Reuven to retell the story of his experience during the Raid on Entebbe. Sassy is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), who served in the IDF's elite “Red Beret” paratrooper unit. Operation Raid on Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the IDF at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976.
Registration is free at:  https://tinyurl.com/hillelsv We look forward to seeing you there!
Holocaust Denial on University Campuses
Sunday, November 11th at 10:30 AM
At the JCC in Los Gatos
The Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association invites you to hear Harvey Gotliffe, a journalism professor emeritus at San Jose State University, who will lecture on “Holocaust Denial on University Campuses.” Teachers are invited to bring their students to be part of this conversation. More information can be found at  apjcc.org/svhsa
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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