Erev Sukkot Experience
Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Sukkot Service with MazelTones
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Kira Kalbfeld
Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 AM
Erev Simchat Torah Service and Consecration
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00 PM
Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service
Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat in Nature with Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Naomi Brown
Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 AM
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 will be recognized in Connections and 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 Sukkot Experience
Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 PM
Bring your own dinner and decorate the sukkah with your Temple family followed by a special Sukkot festival service. 
We are Going to Israel
Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 PM
Join Rabbi Magat for an information session about the Israel trips he will be leading in 2018.  A light lunch is provided.  RSVP to
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.
We are Closed
Thursday, October 5
Please note that the Temple Clergy, Administrative, and Preschool offices will be closed in observance of Sukkot.
Sushi in the Sukkah
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 PM
20s and 30s are welcome to join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for sushi in the sukkah!  Children are also welcome.  RSVP is a must to by October 6.  BYOB if you'd like!  Schmooze and hang out with your Temple friends while enjoying delicious vegetarian and fish sushi options in our beautiful sukkah!
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 PM
All high schoolers! Please join Temple Emanu-El's senior youth group, EESY, for our annual Sukkah Sleepover! Bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and your clothes for Sunday! For more details, you can follow EESY's instagram page (@eesysenioryouth) or feel free to contact an EESY board member!
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, October 11 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community.
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
5:00 PM - Free pizza dinner for everyone.
5:30 PM - Erev Simchat Torah Service, Consecration of students (grades K and up) who are new to our Religious School, and Israeli Dancing.
Thursday, October 12
9:00 AM - Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services.
Shabbat in Nature with Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
Join us outdoors for a fall-themed, clergy led minyan service, followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike.  Bring a vegetarian dish to share.  This Shabbat in Nature will combine with our Baby Shabbat Service at Ed Levin County Park, Elm Picnic Area in Milpitas.  Parking is $6.  Dogs on leash are permitted.  This event is sponsored by the Ritual Committee.
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, October 14 at 6:30 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 snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Join the Kugel Brigade
Sunday, October 15 at 12:30 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Caring Committee is looking for volunteers to make "Noodle Kugels." We look forward to distributing them to Temple members who just came out of the hospital or rehab, to grieving families, for welcoming a new member, family or baby to the Temple, etc.  R.S.V.P.  to our Kugel Mavens Fagie Rosen - (408) 988-3270  or Harriet Saltzman - (408) 268-4311.
Preschool Dinner Night Out
Tuesday, October 17 at 4:00 PM
Please join us to help raise funds for Temple Emanu-El Preschool.  While we have a great time, help yourself to some amazing pizza!  Round Table Pizza is located at 2615 The Alameda in Santa Clara.  Mention the Preschool fundraiser when you dine-in, take-out, or delivery!  15% of the proceeds go to Temple Emanu-El Preschool. Bring this flyer to support Temple Emanu-El Preschool.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services?
No need to worry at Tot Shabbat!
Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Following services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Death and Dying Course
Sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 at 11:30 AM
Join Rabbi Magat for an Adult Education Course on Death and Dying.  This course will investigate traditional and Reform Jewish practices, customs, and concepts surrounding death. We will also discuss some of the important issues that surround bereavement and the grieving process. Finally, we will investigate some modern theories concerning the stages of grief. We will also spend time discussing life after death and how death relates to our beliefs.
Free to members.  Small donation requested from non-members.  RSVP to
Rosh Chodesh 
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, October 22nd for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience, as Cantor Edmondson helps us welcome the new month of Cheshvan. This Rosh Chodesh experience, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, is open to all adult women in the congregation and will take place from 12:30PM until about 2PM. Each Rosh Chodesh experience will focus on different ideas and have different activities, and the month of Cheshvan is surprisingly one with no holy days. We will take this opportunity to sanctify the everyday and make our own personalized mezuzot! Please come, enjoy lunch lovingly provided by Sisterhood, and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about! A $5 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a MUST to BY FRIDAY AT NOON, OCTOBER 20TH.

In the Community
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society 
Using her family's stories, Joan Adler will show how to flesh out the lives of people by writing vignettes about them and how to publish these stories in book form or post them on a family Web page with photographs where available, to bring your ancestors to life and to connect with them.
Option one: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Option two:
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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