Services & Events
Friday, April 8
7:00 PM Erev Havurah Shabbat
Saturday, April 9
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat
10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Jayden Zwern

Friday, April 15
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat
6:30 PM Tot Shabbat Catered Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service
Saturday, April 16
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan

Saturday, April 23
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning/Passover Minyan
Erev Havurah Shabbat
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 PM
This is a great time for Temple members and their guests to learn more about our Havurah program.  A Havurah is a group of Temple members that have similar interests and do activities together: holiday celebrations, special events, mommy and me time, potluck dinners, game nights, and more.   Rabbi Dana Magat, Cantor Meeka Simerly, and different members of our Havurah groups will lead the service. New Havurot are always forming so stop by our table after services to find a group that is right for you!

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, April 9 at 9:00 AM
Babies, and bagels, and blessings, oh my! Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 0-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah studies, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will follow this fun-filled program.  This is a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups with their peers!
2nd Annual Chef's Table
Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 PM
Are you trying to make sense of the current elections?  Looking for a nice dinner with friends?  Then join us for dinner and hear Temple Emanu-El's own Professor Larry Gerston, author and Political Science Professor at San Jose State, who will share some thoughts on this surprising political campaign.  Brotherhood's accomplished chefs will provide a dinner of an eclectic mix of Mediterranean-inspired dishes.  This event is open to the community and would be a wonderful event for Havurah.  Tickets are $35. Questions? Contact Zach at 408-834-9466. 
No Classes
Sunday, April 10, Wednesday, April 13, and Sunday, April 17
There will be no Religious School or Hebrew School classes held on these dates in observance of Spring Vacation.

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Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, April 13 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.

Passover Food Drive
March 25 through April 13
Help Jewish Family Services collect and distribute Passover Food to families and seniors in our community.  We appreciate donation of the following wrapped Kosher for Passover foods: Gefilte fish, horseradish, jam, candies, matzoh ball soup mix, latke mix, potato starch, grape juice, matzoh, matzoh ball soup in a jar, macaroons, cookies, dried fruit, matzoh meal, cake meal, and tea.  Barrels will be at Temple Emanu-El until April 13.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, April 15 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Meeka Simerly, 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!
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, April 16 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: $3/person, $5/couple, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $5/person, $10/couple, $15/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
RSVP to anitajmed@yahoo.com
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First Seder Matching
Friday, April 22
Do you have extra seats at your seder table?  OR Are you looking for a place to spend first night seder?  Temple Members are encouraged to e-mail admin@templesanjose.org to be able to share the warmth and joy of Passover with Temple family and friends.  If you are a host, please include how many seats you have available, the location of your seder, and your contact information.  If you are looking for a place, please include how many are in your party, what city/neighborhood you prefer, and your contact information.  
Please submit requests by Friday, April 15 so we can give everyone enough time to plan accordingly.
Second Night Seder
Saturday, April 23 at 5:00 PM
Why is this seder different from all other seders?  Enjoy a warm seder and have a joyous time with your friends, family and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Passover dinner served; bring your own wine to share. Vegetarian meals available upon request.   Reserve your seat by April 15!

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Sisterhood Women's Seder
Monday, April 25 at 6:00 PM
Bring your sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, and share the delicious food, camaraderie, and uplifting ritual!  Come and enjoy the food and festivities!  Bring a Kosher-style salad, side dish, or dessert to share.  Dinner and ritual foods provided.  $8 for Sisterhood Members and $12 for non-Members.  RSVP by April 20 by sending a check to Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126.
Death and Dying Course
Sunday April 3, April 24, and May 1 at 11:30 AM
This three-course series that began April 3 will continue to 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. This three-course Adult Education opportunity is taught by Rabbi Dana Magat and is free and open to members and non-members.  RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org.

EESY Relay for Life
Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM
Relay for Life is here!  Whether you or your child are looking for community service hours, a way to help the community, or just wants a fun way to hang out with friends, EESY's Mitzvah Maker team is here to help.  The event will be from April 29-30 from 6:00 PM-6:00 PM at Dartmouth Middle School, 5575 Dartmouth Drive.  To join our team or make a donation, click here.

Hooray for Hollywood
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
You're invited to attend the 2016 Hooray for Hollywood Temple Emanu-El Gala. Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, dessert extraordinaire, and be dazzled by "celebrity" performers and entertainment. Be prepared to walk the red carpet and bid at the silent and live auctions.  THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN: Get the hottest ticket in town!  Sponsorship opportunities, wall of fame stars, and tickets are  available for purchase here.

In the Community
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Reader's Theater: The Diary of Anne Frank
April 9 at 7:00 PM and April 10 at 2:00 PM
A staged reading of Wendy Kesselman's stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Addison-Penzak JCC Auditorium, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Content may be inappropriate for children younger than teens. Parental discretion is advised. Tickets $10-$20. Tickets and more info.

Israeli Water Expert Speaker
Monday, April 11 at 6:00 PM
Mr. Abraham Tenne is an Israeli water expert with more than 40 years of experience. As of 2007 and until lately, Mr. Tenne served as Israel's Chairman of the Water Desalination Administration and as the head of Israel's Desalination Division at the Water Authority. Mr. Tenne was responsible for all five of Israel's desalination plants, from research and development to completion and was in charge of all water technologies in the Water Authority. He was also involved in the water and wastewater master plan for Israel.

Silicon Valley Yom HaShoah Memorial Service
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Jewish students from around Silicon Valley, in their studies of the Holocaust, will design and conduct a moving memorial service on behalf of the community.

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126