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
Erev Havurah Shabbat Service
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 PM
Babies and Bagels:
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 AM
Notice: No Shabbat Service March 30
Friday, March 30
It's Erev Pesach and there is no Shabbat Service at Temple to celebrate the first night Passover Seder at home. Chag Sameach, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday for the Shabbat & Passover Minyan, and Second Night Seder.
The kitchen has been Kashered - no more chametz!
The kitchen's is now Kosher for Passover, and so will the Temple be for the duration of the holiday. Please do not bring products with wheat, barley, rye, oat, or spelt into the kitchen from now until the end of Passover, and not anywhere in the Temple during the holiday, March 31 through April 6. We look forward to seeing everyone with their matzah sandwiches and matzah brei!
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.  Led by the clergy, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parasha (Torah Portion) and holiday.
Temple Emanu-El 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. We look forward to seeing everyone who has reserved their seats for the Seder.

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, this class is held 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 (e ntrĂ©e and ritual foods provided). Event is $8 for Sisterhood members, and $12 for non-sisterhood members. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 3: email, 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 free Shabbat dinner to break Passover with free 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
Lunch and Learn
Saturday, April 11 at 12:00 PM
Join Rabbi Magat during your lunch hour to discuss selected Torah portions, as we navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications.
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
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
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 Ha'atzmaut Volunteers Needed
Sunday, April 15
The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Community is looking for volunteers to make the celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut - 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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