Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, May 18 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon in Song
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 AM
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
Chag Shavuot Sameach
May 19-20
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM - Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Service
We hope that you will join us for this powerful service where you will see how much the confirmation class of 2018 has learned!
Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 PM - Tikkun Leil Shavuot
May 19, following the Confirmation Service. Join us for the tradition of Shavuot night study sessions.  This year our study sessions will be taught by Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, and Phil Hankin with members of our Ritual and Tikkun Olam Committees.
Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 AM - Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Come back for a Yizkor Service at 9:00 AM. 
Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 18 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about 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.  All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon in Song
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Cantor Edmondson will offer a sermon in song, in which she will share some new musical settings of our liturgy.  Join us for an Oneg after where you can mingle and meet new people.
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Special Oneg Honoring Rabbi Magat
Friday, May 18 following the Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon in Song
This past Monday, Rabbi Magat received a Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew Union College recognizing his 25 years in the Rabbinate.  The Board of Trustees is sponsoring a special oneg in his honor.  We hope you join us and wish him a mazel tov on this honor.
Mitzvah Project
April 21 - May 20
Upcoming Bar Mitzvah student, Evan Dworkin, is collecting board and card games for Sunday Friends.  This organization is looking for gently used or new educational type games for their clients to play and take home.  Please look through games you no longer play and donate them the next time you're at Temple!  There will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer to drop off your donations from April 21 to May 20.   Thank you in advance for your help!
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:00 PM
Need a better way to spend 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.
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.
Sisterhood Donor Luncheon
Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 AM
On June 3 Sisterhood will be hosting our Annual Donor Luncheon at Temple in the Temple Social Hall. 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 by Dave Wiesner. 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.
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! 
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.
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.
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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.