Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Don't worry about Shabbat dinner next week, it's on us! Join us next Friday, March 1st at 6:00 PM for our popular Congregational Shabbat Dinner!

For only $5 per person, save your spot. Click here to register by Thursday, February 28th !


Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. February 22nd
6:30 PM
Sat. February 23rd
10:00 AM
Wed. February 27th
12:00 PM
Fri. March 1st
6:00 PM
Fri. March 1st
7:00 PM
Tues. March 5th
7:30 PM
Wed. March 6th
12:00 PM
Wed. March 6th
7:00 PM
Fri. March 8th
7:00 PM
Sat. March 9th
9:00 AM
Sat. March 9th
10:30 AM
Sun. March 10th
12:30 PM
Wed. March 13th
12:00 PM
Fri. March 15th
6:00 PM
Fri. March 15th
7:00 PM
Shabbat HaNefesh
TOMORROW: Friday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM
Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh includes our short and musical Mamash Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM, followed by a Mediterranean feast. Registration closed.
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 AM
This month's Shabbat in Nature will be at Sanborn Park, at Sequoia Peterson Grove. A clergy-led service will be followed by a vegetarian potluck and hiking. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Please note that parking is $6.
Passover Candy
Deadline: February 28th
Help support Temple Emanu-El's Religious School! Order your Passover candy by  February 28  in order for the candy to arrive before Passover begins. Place your orders  online  (PLEASE USE SCHOOL CODE 704652) to help fundraise for the school. We receive 35% of the profits from all sales. This year, all the profits will be added directly to the TEE Scholarship Fund. Contact  P hil at phil@templesanjose.org if you have any questions .
** Directions for online: Go to: ONLINE STORE , then: STUDENT SIGNUP. Register at STUDENT SIGNUP by using the school code above.**
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, March 1st at 6:00 PM
Don't miss our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person   you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service.  Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 PM  is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
Mishloach Manot
DEADLINE: Friday, March 15th at
12:00 PM
Here is your opportunity to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gifts bags full of goodies including Hamentaschen) to your Temple friends and family! Funds raised will be used to support our Confirmation class. Click here to get your Mishloach Manot.
Live Streaming
We are officially live streaming!
A few weeks ago, we set up our sanctuary to have live streaming. Now you can join us for a Shabbat service from the comfort of your own home if you are unable to join us in person!
While you can't get food at oneg through the live stream (it's too bad, they really need to invent that), you can keep up with Temple happenings and be part of our beautiful Shabbat services. It is now easily accessible through our website at
Challah Orders
You may now place orders for challahs and pick them up here at Temple. For only $5.50 per 1 lb challah, you have your pick between plain, poppy, sesame, raisin, and wheat.
You must place your order on or before Wednesdays by 5 PM in order to receive the challah that same week. Orders received after 5 PM on Wednesday will not be processed until the following week. For more information and to order, go to our website at www.templesanjose.org and click on the "Challah Order" button on the left side of the page, or click here to go to the page directly.
Important Upcoming Dates
Be SMART Presentation
Sunday, March 3rd at 10:15 AM
Join a brief presentation to learn about the Be SMART campaign in the BFR. The Be SMART campaign promotes responsible gun storage and asks all adults to take simple steps to reduce the harm that can occur when usupervised children get ahold of an unsecured firearm.
Sisterhood Game Night
Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM
Open to members and non-members! Join us for a fun night of games for a low price, and bring your Mah Jongg cards in case we can make a game! Member prices are only $2.50/person or $10/family, non-member prices are $3/person or $12/family. Bring a non-dessert snack to share such as cheese, pretzels, etc. Please RSVP to anitajmed@yahoo.com .
Tikkun Olam Speaker: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM
The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is a national network of Muslim and Jewish women. Members of our organization build strong relationships by engaging in dialogue, socializing, participating in social action projects and activities to expand our knowledge of each other’s practices and beliefs. Please come learn more! Registration is free, but please click here to save your spot.
Passport to Judaism
Friday, March 8th at 7:00 PM
Bring your non-Jewish friends to learn about Judaism! The Temple House will be encircled by information tables explaining Jewish holidays and life cycle events. Please consider participating in this community education event by helping to host a table or by providing a traditional food. Contact Melenie Pearson at melenie.pearson@gmail.com  or 408-506-7253. Join us for an Oneg after where you can mingle and meet new people.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 9th at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months. Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah talk, and parachute play! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Shabbat Around the Table ~ Tot Shabbat
Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PM
This month's Tot Shabbat service will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, the APJCC, and the PJ Library. Shabbat Around the Table is a series of Kabbalat Shabbat dinners at various locations throughout the community which is open to everyone, but is specifically designed to help young families get into the Shabbat mindset, with a festive meal at the center of the experience. Registration is free, but please register here so we can save you a spot.
Brotherhood Golf Fun Day
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a fun 9 holes of golf at the Pruneridge Golf Course followed by a casual lunch at Pruneridge. This event is open to all Temple members and would be great for families and children, as a Havurah outing, or just as a way to socialize while sharpening your short game skills. Golf is $24, lunch is $14.
RSVP to Dan Lee at 408 268-0926 or email  dan.shirleylee@sbcglobal.net . RSVP and payment is due by Tuesday, March 12 .
Yoga Minyan
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a Shabbat yoga class in the BFR, combining mindful movement, creative ritual and reflective study. This class is gentle and suitable for all levels, with modifications offered to meet individual needs. Come with a beginners mind and an open heart, and get ready to stretch your body into Shabbat! Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org .
Community Events
Become a JFS Friendly Visitor
JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors. A JFS Friendly Visitor is matched up with an isolated senior for a weekly or every other week visit and they form lasting friendships with the senior. Our Friendly Visitors say that they get so much more than they give. Volunteers must be amenable to JFS’ screening process. Please contact Lori at loric@jfssv.org
An Evening with Author Nathan Szajnberg
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Nathan Szajnberg is giving a talk on father-son archetypes in the classic texts, and how they provide frameworks for the future. This takes an especially close look at how the Jacob-Joseph relationship helped to establish an enduring architecture for Judaism. Tickets must be purchased here to attend. Please contact Ilanit Gal if you have any questions at igal@paloaltojcc.org .
"Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections" with Justice Daphne Barak-Erez
Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 PM
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
The lecture will discuss the role of the Supreme Court of Israel in dealing with key landmark cases on the challenges Israel faces in various areas, including national security, multiculturalism and equality, taking into consideration the many voices in Israeli society and separation of powers considerations. Please RSVP to berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu .
Join Team San Jose!
JCC Maccabi Games 2019 in Atlanta, July 28-August 2
Each summer, we send a delegation of Jewish teens ages 12-16 from Silicon Valley to participate at this international athletic competition for Jewish teens. All teens are welcome, even if you don't play a sport. This summer's games are in Atlanta, Georgia, from July 28-August 2. For details and prices, go to  https://apjcc.org/maccabiinfo .  
For a registration form, go to 
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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