Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, March 23 at 6:30 PM
NO Shabbat Service
Friday, March 30
Happy Passover!
Shabbat and Passover Minyan
Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 AM
Second Night Seder
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
Sisterhood Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
Pesach Yizkor Service
Friday, April 6 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 4th & 5th Graders
Friday, April 6 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Nature
Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 AM
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Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Tuesday, March 28 at 12:00 PM
Want to continue learning through your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion. 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.
Notice: No Shabbat Service March 30
Friday, March 30
It's Erev Pesach and there is no Shabbat service at Temple so people can celebrate the first night Passover Seder at home.  Chag Sameach,  and we look forward to seeing everyone Saturday for the Shabbat and Passover Minyan and Second Night Seder.
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Did you miss us? Shabbat and Passover Minyan
Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 AM
After being gone on Erev Shabbat, we're celebrating Shabbat and Passover at Temple Emanu-El's Saturday morning Minyan.  Conducted by lay-leaders, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parasha (Torah Portion) and holiday.  As with all Jewish events, enjoy refreshments following the service.
Last day to donate Passover food!
Ends March 23 at 12:00 PM
Please help the Jewish Family Services (JFS) collect and distribute Passover Food to families and seniors in our community by placing food in the JFS bins at Temple Emanu-El.  We appreciate your contributions of matzah, horseradish, matzah ball soup, tea, gefilte fish, grape juice, macaroons, cakes, cookies, fruit, honey, matzah meal, and any other Passover foods that you choose! 
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REGISTER NOW: Second Night Seder!
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
It's time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm clergy-led seder, and have a joyous time with your friends, family, and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El. We will be exploring the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a family-friendly setting. Vegetarian meals available upon request.  Register here by March 23!

Bring out your dancing shoes for Israeli Dance!
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM
Join us in dance! Our very own Loui Tucker leads this Israeli dancing class, a tradition practiced all over the globe, and one you're sure to enjoy. Open to all levels, never-danced-before to experts, this class takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Ladies - let's get together: Sisterhood Women's Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
Calling all sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends - come share in a delicious women's Seder hosted by Sisterhood. Join in the camaraderie and uplifting ritual by bringing a Kosher for Passover style salad, side dish or dessert to share (EntrĂ©e and ritual foods provided). Event is $8 for Sisterhood members, and $12 for non-sisterhood members. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 3: email melenie.pearson@gmail.com, or call Melenie at (408)506-7253. Learn more about Sisterhood here.
Pesach Yizkor Service
Friday, April 6 at 9:00 AM
Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur. 
Break Passover with Pizza (and Temple Emanu-El!)
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 PM
It's been a week of unleavened bread, gefilte fish and matzah ball soup - what better way to end it than with pizza? All are welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbat dinner to break Passover with pizza.
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 AM
Sun, fun and minyan! Join us outdoors for a spring themed clergy-led minyan service, followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike. We will meet at Ed Levin Park at the gazebo at Sandy Wool picnic area. To get there, after entering the park, stay on the main road past the lake, taking the third right into the parking lot. We will have a sign. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. See flyer with full information here
Yom Hashoah u'Gevurah Memorial Service
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM
Join in a community-wide memorial service, hosted by Congregation Beth David (19700 Prospect Road Saratoga, CA 95070),  to commemorate the lives and heroism of Jewish people who suffered, fought and died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. For more information, click here
H ot off the Press!
Get your new Temple roster.
Our 2018 Temple Roster is available for pick-up.  Be sure to get the most up to date contact information for your Temple family and friends.  One roster per family and distribution will happen at the Oneg following Friday night services, Sunday during Religious School, and at the administration office throughout March.
Mitzvah Project
March 4 to April 16
Recent B'nai mitzvah students, Rachel Weinberg of Temple Emanu-El and Sylvie Loh of Shir Hadash, are running a drive to collect gently used or new kitchen supplies for refugees in need. The collected items will be donated to the Jewish Family Services for refugee families. These families are in desperate need of kitchen items like pots and pans, spatulas, utensil sets, etc. Donated items must all be in good condition or new. From March 4 to April 16, there will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer where you can bring your donations.Thank you so much for your help!
In the Community
Passover Puppet Show at Los Gatos JCC
Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 PM
Celebrate Passover with the Treehouse Learning Puppet Show! We are inviting your child to learn about the Passover story in a unique and interactive way with Moses and the pharaoh, chocolate matzah, and arts and crafts! All are welcome! Tickets are $10 per child, adults free when you buy tickets in advance here. Prices at the door will be $15/child, $5/adult. 
Kohn Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 26
Are you a Jewish college student who is going home to the Bay Area for the summer? Do you want to get paid to work at a Jewish nonprofit? Learn more about the Kohn internship program here.
Hollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of the Nazis in Los Angeles
Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 AM
Author Laura Rosenzweig presents her book Hollywood Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of the Nazis in Los Angeles.  This presentation is hosted by the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association and will include brunch. Book your tickets here
Yom HaAtzmaut Volunteers Needed
Sunday, April 15
The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Community is looking for volunteers to make the celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel at 70 come to life. The day will be full of joy of arts and crafts, comedians, and music. The event needs volunteers for face painting, fashion shows, and much more. Be a part of making this special day and celebration happen by signing up to volunteer  here .
Honeymoon Israel in Style!
Deadline: Monday, April 16
Looking for your next big, romantic adventure? Join Honeymoon Israel SF Bay Area for a 9-day luxurious trip through Israel. Explore all of Israel's ownders while meeting 19 other young couples from the community. Open to all eligible couples with at least one Jewish partner, with trips in December 2018 and February 2019. Cost to participate is $2,200 per couple, all inclusive of flights and ground costs. To learn more about the experience and eligibility requirements, click here
Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.  To join or support a team that is connected to Temple Emanu-El, click here.
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