Erev Immigration
Shabbat Service 

Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 AM
Bat Mitzvah of Sarah Vogler
Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 17 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Ritual Committee
Friday, November 24 at 6:30 PM
The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  Contributions to this campaign are an important part of our year round effort to ensure that Temple Emanu-El maintains its existing programs and events while continuously growing our offerings to our members and community.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already
Erev Immigration Shabbat 
Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Special guest speaker Isabel Villavicencio will speak about her experience as an undocumented immigrant. Isabel  lived in the shadows for a long time, but now "has status" and is able to talk about her experiences more openly. She graduated from SJSU in the 1990s and now works as a professional in San Jose.
Preschool Turkey and Canned Food Drive
Now-November 21
Please join Temple Emanu-El Preschool in our annual Turkey and Canned Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Community Services.
Turkeys (frozen), canned food and donations (made payable to Sacred Heart) can be delivered to the preschool between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday 11/1-22. Please help us to touch the lives of others!!!
Contact Barbara 408-293-8660 or with any questions.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 11 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!
Sisterhood Holiday Boutique
Sunday, November 12 at 11:00 AM
Join us for all your holiday needs. There will be arts & crafts, a bake sale, and second chance gifts. 
Shower Baby Edmondson
Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 PM
Come shower the parents-to-be as we get ready to welcome baby Edmondson into our congregational family.  Celebrate with Cantor Amanda and Ted!  They are registered at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon.
Rapid Response Training
Monday, November 13 at 7:00 PM
Join us to learn what you can do to help protect our immigrant neighbors when ICE comes to our community. PACT, Sacred Heart and many partners are leading the Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network with a hotline (408.290.1144) people can call for support when they face immediate ICE action.
On the Table
Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this one-day event will feature meal-time discussions throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties on Nov. 15. It's a chance to get to know neighbors and colleagues, make new connections and inspire action. Join us at Temple Emanu-El. Click here to learn more
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Everything you've always wondered about Judaism but were afraid to ask. Rabbi Dana Magat, with humor and wisdom, answers all questions regarding Jewish history, customs, and beliefs  At the same time, participate in our service and meet our warm, friendly Temple community at the Oneg following. 
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 AM
Learn about reducing the Temple's environmental footprint and encouraging environmental awareness within the community by joining the Temple Emanu-El Green Team.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 PM at 
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S
Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Please join the interfaith community of San Jose in giving thanks. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food to donate to Second Harvest. Pie and refreshments will be served following the service.
Tuesday, November 28
Donate to Temple Emanu-El on #GivingTuesday, November 28, a global day dedicated to giving back, where nonprofits, individuals, families, and communities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and giving.
Feeling like you can't wait that long? You can donate anytime from now until December 31st, 2017! All donations, big and small are welcome and help support Temple Emanu-El's annual campaign.
Whether you contribute $5 or $500, your support is greatly appreciated.
Be sure to donate here anytime or on November 28 for #GivingTuesday.   Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live updates the day of #GivingTuesday! 
Village House Shelter
Wednesday, December 6 - Wednesday, January 3
Village House addresses the needs of up to 15 medically fragile women through the provision of food, shelter, hygiene services, spiritual and part-time case management support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We encourage everyone to donate their time to Temple Emanu-El as we host these women.
Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 17. Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  A delicious, vegetarian, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.  Childcare is available for children ages 2-11 at $25/child.  Sign up by contacting
We are Going to Israel
Temple Emanu-El has two unique and fun opportunities to travel to Israel with Rabbi Dana Magat in the near future.  Each trip is an amazing opportunity to connect to Judaism, your fellow congregants, and more!
Trip One: June 18-29, 2018.  For adults looking to return to Israel and experience the country on a deeper level.
Trip Two: July 4-15, 2018.  For families and first time Israel travelers.

In the Community
Temple Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive
Help share the joy of holiday meals with others! We are participating in the holiday dinner drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Donate online here.  You may also donate by mailing a check to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 made out to Second Harvest Food Bank with "Holiday Dinner Drive" in the memo line.
Storytelling Shabbat
Friday, November 10 at 1:30 PM
Yavneh Day School and PJ Library are co-hosting a Storytelling Shabbat with Joel ben Izzy.  This event is for preschool aged students and children up to age 7 and their families.  RSVP and info here.
Camp Newman Update
Registration begins November 12
URJ Camp Newman is thrilled to announce our summer 2018 home, Cal Maritime , a beautifully scenic campus in Vallejo, CA. For all your questions, please refer to this link.
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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126