Temple Emanu-El Happenings
#ShowUpForShabbat with Temple Emanu-El this Friday

Dear Families and Friends of Temple Emanu-El,

In the wake of the Pittsburgh tragedy, we are inviting you to join us this weekend in honor of #ShowUpForShabbat. During this tense and somber time, what better way to show unity and strength than by joining together with your warm, welcoming congregation and fellow community members.

We will come together at 6:00 PM for a Congregational Shabbat Dinner followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service at 7:00 PM. Following the service, there will be an opportunity to discuss and process with Rabbi Magat. Also on Saturday, there will be time to share, discuss, and comfort one another at our Shabbat in Nature service at Uvas Canyon Park at 10:00 AM.

If you are planning to join us for the Shabbat dinner this Friday, please register today (Thursday), November 1st, before 1:00 PM . Click the button below to register.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director, Stephanie Pollock .


Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
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
Fri. November 16th
6:00 PM
Fri. November 16th
7:00 PM
Sun. November 18th
10:00 AM
Sun. November 18th
6:30 PM
Tues. November 20th
7:30 PM

Annual Campaign
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated. As you can see, we have reached $38,013 out of our goal of $75,000. 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.
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM
#ShowUpForShabbat and 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 . Today 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.
Abrahamic Alliance Meal Service Program
Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
Serve the poor while building bridges of peace and understanding in a context of compassion. 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. Volunteers must be age 13 or older.  Register now by clicking here . Space is limited. 
The Parents Circle Families Forum at Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, November 9th at 7:00 PM
Join us for our special Tikkun Olam speakers at our Erev Shabbat Service. The Parents Circle Families Forum is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families. Their common bond is that they have lost a close family member to the conflict. Instead of choosing revenge, they have chosen a path of reconciliation. Join PCFF’s bereaved members, Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj as they share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet these courageous leaders in person. Free and open to the community.
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 .
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 16th at 6:00 PM
Families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah. All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Coffee Talk with La Prez
Sunday, November 18th at 10:00 AM
Come schmooze with Temple President Deborah Zimmer at the Temple House. Coffee and tea will be provided. Deborah wants to hear about your thoughts and experiences about Temple.
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.
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
Kickoff for CHAIM on the WALL
Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
At the Saratoga Library
We will be honored with two Holocaust survivor speakers and their daughters (Henry Stone/Linda Weiss and Anna Rubin/Haya Rubin). Don’t miss this increasingly rare opportunity to hear survivors speak. The exhibit will be loosely shown that day and then will go up from Nov. 6 – Dec. 11 in the Group Study Room. For more information, please go to www.thechaim.org or email Iris Bendahan at irisbendahan@gmail.com .
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 18th at 6:30 PM
at 1336 Cherry Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Please join the interfaith community of San Jose in giving thanks at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Cherry Building. Pie and refreshments will be served following the service. Attendees are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Childcare will not be provided, but all ages are welcome.
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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