Services & Events
Friday, September 23
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, September 24
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan
7:00 PM Selichot Film, Discussion, and Oneg
9:00 PM Selichot and Havdalah Service

Friday, September 30
6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, October 7
6:00 PM Shabbatluck Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service and Board Installation
Saturday, October 8
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat
Saturday, September 24
Temple Emanu-El presents a beautiful introduction to the High Holy Days. The evening begins with a film and discussion followed by a special oneg.  The evening concludes with the Selichot Service-a time for reflection that will help prepare you spiritually for the upcoming holidays.
7:00 PM Film, Discussion, and Oneg
9:00 PM Selichot and Havdalah Service

Sisterhood Zumba Class
Sunday, September 25 at 11:30 AM
Want to get some activity in while your student is in class?  Come join Sisterhood for Zumba!  Class will be held in the Temple House and led by Amy, a Zumba and Aquatic Fitness instructor at the JCC.  This class is free of charge.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn, Torah Study
Wednesday, September 28 at 12:00 PM
Food for your body.  Food for your soul.  Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  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.
Countdown to the High Holy Days...
High Holy Day tickets were mailed out to all Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations paid through August 2016)!  Be sure to check your mailboxes and call the office if you have any questions.    If you would like to purchase additional tickets for services or register for our FREE children and family services, you may do so by contacting the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.  
High Holy Days Ticket Policy
All Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations to the Temple paid through August 2016) were automatically mailed High Holy Days tickets on September 12.  Tickets are valid for the entire High Holy Days season.  Everyone over the age of 13 must have a ticket.  Be sure to bring your ticket and ID to all services, as you will need it to be admitted to the Heritage Theatre.

Enrich your High Holy Days by Volunteering
We can not have the High Holy Days without your help! We are looking for volunteers at each service to help with the following: Greeting, Ticket Checking, Ushering, and Handing Out Prayer Books! We need about 10 volunteers per service and volunteers need to arrive one hour before the service they are helping with.
Fill out this form to sign up for volunteering!    
Break the Fast
Our Sisterhood will once again provide a kiddush style break the fast at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 following our Yom Kippur Services at Heritage Theatre.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Live Web Streaming
We are Live Streaming Again!
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to be streaming our High Holiday Services again this year.  You can find the link on our High Holidays page on our website, or by clicking here.

Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, October 7 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of each month before the Erev Shabbat Family Service.

Meet and schmooze with our 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.

We hope to see you there!
Erev Shabbat Family Service
Friday, October 7 at 7:00 PM
The first Friday of the month during the school year (September through May), services begin at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. Most Family Services are preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 8 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 sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!

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
The Teal Run
Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 AM
The Teal Run is a 5k run and walk whose net proceeds are used to support ovarian cancer research and support services locally.  Please join us for a day of hope, love, and support.  Trophies for the top finishers, kids activity center, free raffle, and more!  Dogs are welcome too!  Register at:   WWW.THETEALRUN.ORG
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126