Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service Part 1
Friday, May 25 at 6:30 PM
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service Part 2
Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 AM
Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, June 1 at 6:30 PM
Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
Adult B'nai Mitzvah
May 25-26
Our Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service will begin during the Kabbalat Shabbat Service on Friday, May 25 at 6:30 PM and will continue the next morning at 10:00 AM.  We wish Jessica Blitchok, Shannon Brown, Stacey Dedering, Robin Feinman-Marino, Suzanne Lerner, and Liz Shivell a mazel tov and welcome everyone to the service.
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We are Closed
Monday, May 28
Please note that the Temple Administrative and Clergy Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people! Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeli dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.

How to do Legacy Giving and Why
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070
How can you provide eternal support to the organizations that have positively impacted your life? This educational workshop on Legacy Giving is open to community members of all ages, whether or not you have made plans for your estate. Alan Werba and David Hoffman will present information, including recent tax law changes.

Patio Services are Back!
Summer Months at 6:30 PM
Beginning next Friday, June 1 at 6:30 PM, join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Services on our patio.  Enjoy Shabbat and the wonderful California weather during the summer months.
Sisterhood Donor Luncheon
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 AM
On June 3 Sisterhood will be hosting our Annual Donor Luncheon in the Temple House. Our new Board will be nominated. Congratulations to our Lee Axelrad Malach Award recipient Debra Ransier for going "Above and Beyond" in volunteering. Our Woman of Valor Award will be presented to Melenie Pearson who has demonstrated the ideals of tikkun olam for the past 10 years. Come hear the personal stories of cancer survivors as we honor their courage. "Go pink" attire is encouraged. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Sienna Bistro. Please send your response card in time to reach the Temple office by May 29. For more information please call Robin Feinman-Marino at 408-205-6743.
Graduation Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM.  Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 PM.
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles.  Join us as we welcome the Sabbath in a fun and lively manner.  All members and non-members are invited to a service like you've never been to before.  During this service, we will honor all our seniors graduating high school.
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 AM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, June 10 from 10:00-11:00 AM for a spiritually uplifting experience welcoming Rosh Chodesh with Cantor Edmondson. For this Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, we invite all adult women of the congregation to celebrate women's rights and honor our neighbors. Enjoy a very short text study while baking cookies together! Stay afterwards for our annual congregational meeting with lunch provided. RSVP is a must by Friday, June 8th at 12:00 PM to admin@templesanjose.org.
TEAMy: Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition
Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 AM
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  View the year end highlights video and enjoy lunch on us!  This is an important meeting to hear about the accomplishments of Temple Emanu-El over the last year and hear about exciting programs and opportunities in the coming year!   Please RSVP for the meeting to admin@templesanjose.org by Monday, June 4. It is important we know how much food to order for lunch! 
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 PM
Enjoy live music, food, and family activities at this annual festival on the JCC field. We'll have a beach theme this year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.  Family activities include water play, sand play, snow cones, mechanical surfboard, bouncy house, frisbee and beach bats zone, arts and crafts. We'll also have food vendors and a wine & beer garden. Come dressed in beachwear!   Tickets available here .  If you are interested in volunteering at the Temple Emanu-El booth please contact admin@templesanjose.org.
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 15 at 6:00 PM at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Join clergy from Congregation Sinai, along with Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Temple Emanu-El, APJCC and Yavneh Day School for the 2018 Pride Shabbat.  Celebrate Shabbat together with an inspiring and inclusive musical Kabbalat Shabbat evening service. We invite families and individuals of any background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to welcome Shabbat and support GLBTQ members of the community. Oneg following the service.  Please note that due to our participation in the Community Pride Shabbat Service on Friday, June 15, there will be no service at Temple Emanu-El.  We welcome everyone to join us at Congregation Sinai.
Join Temple Emanu-El in the San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 AM
Temple Emanu-El is joining the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.  This is an excellent opportunity for us to present ourselves as allies to the community!

Sign up to march with Temple Emanu-El!  E-mail admin@templesanjose.org and let us know you would like to join by June 15.
In the Community
Tickets for CARMEN Going Fast
May 25, May 27, June 2 and June 3 at 221 Lambert Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
Our own Philip Schwarz is part of the chorus for the Opera Carmen.  Carmen by Georges Bizet - Carmen, a Gypsy woman working in a cigar factory, is arrested for fighting with a co-worker. Don Jose, the army officer who arrests her, soon falls under her spell and winds up deserting the army in order to follow her. But Carmen is a free soul. She tires of him and leaves him, despite his pleas and threats. Eventually, she pays for that freedom with her life. Often described as the best French opera ever written, we present Carmen in its original setting.
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Showings of the Movie "1945"
Various Dates and Locations
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.  For showtimes and locations, click here.