Services & Events
Friday, September 16
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat
6:30 PM Tot Shabbat Catered Dinner provided by Sisterhood
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service with a cantor led sermon and song 

Friday, September 23
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Saturday, September 24
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan
7:00 PM Selichot Film, Discussion, and Oneg
9:00 PM Selichot and Havdalah Service

Friday, September 30
6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Tot Shabbat is Back from Summer Vacation!
Friday, September 16 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter, 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!
Brotherhood Tikkun Olam Opportunity
Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 AM
Brotherhood is proud to announce a Tikkun Olam project to clean up Calabazas Creek in Cupertino.  It is a good opportunity for families and Havurot to perform meaningful community service and connect with others. You do not have to be a Brotherhood or Temple member to participate. RSVP to Philip Schwarz at or 408-564-7610. Meet at the restrooms in Calabazas Park,  Rainbow Dr & S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129.

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, September 17 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: $2.50/person, $7/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $10/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood.  You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes and join our free dancing class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. This class takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join.

Saturday, September 24
Join Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter for a Selichot film and discussion, service, and more.  This service is the start of the High Holy Days!
7:00 PM Film, Discussion, and Oneg
9:00 PM Selichot and Havdalah Service

Countdown to the High Holy Days...
High Holy Day tickets were mailed out this week to all Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations paid through August 2016)!  Be sure to check your mailboxes and call the office if you have any questions.    If you would like to purchase additional tickets for services, register for our FREE children and family services, you may do so by contacting the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.  
High Holy Days Ticket Policy
All Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations to the Temple paid through August 2016) were automatically mailed High Holy Days tickets on September 12.  Tickets are valid for the entire High Holy Days season.  Everyone over the age of 13 must have a ticket.  Be sure to bring your ticket and ID to all services, as you will need it to be admitted to the Heritage Theatre.

Enrich your High Holy Days by Volunteering
We can not have the High Holy Days without your help! We are looking for volunteers at each service to help with the following: Greeting, Ticket Checking, Ushering, and Handing Out Prayer Books! We need about 10 volunteers per service and volunteers need to arrive one hour before the service they are helping with.
Fill out this form to sign up for volunteering!    
Enjoy dinner and get trained on all the behind the scenes action of the High Holy Days at a training session on September 19 at 6:00 PM.  
Break the Fast
Our Sisterhood will sponsor a Break the Fast at The Heritage Theatre (1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell) at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 to conclude our Yom Kippur Day.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Live Web Streaming
We are Live Streaming Again!
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to be streaming our High Holiday Services again this year.  You can find the link on our High Holidays page on our website, or by clicking here.

An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
Stop BDS in California
Your voice is needed to help stop BDS, which seeks to demonize and isolate Israel on our campuses, in our communities, and on the world stage. Urge Governor Brown to sign legislation needed to stop BDS.  Read a full statement, and how your voice can be heard by clicking here.

BRCA Education Event
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 PM
One in 40 Ashkenazi Jewish women or men is a BRCA mutation carrier, as compared to one in 600-800 in the general population.  What does this mean for Jewish families?  Come learn about the BRCA genetic mutation, how it can be identified, and what kind of difference can be made once it is known!  Panelists will include world renowned BRCA experts from Stanford and/or UCSF, and a genetic counselor.  Congregation Beth David is located at 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga Ca.  For more information, please call Dorene Kastelman (408)309-6599.

Israel's Security and the 45th President
Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM
If you are curious about whether peace can be advanced while addressing Israel's security needs, we welcome you to join us for a unique program examining two unprecedented new studies.  Guest speakers include David A. Halperin, Executive Director of the Israel Policy Forum, Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and Major General (Ret.) Amnon Reshef, founder of Commander for Israel's security (CIS), a network of over 220 top retired officials of the IDF, ShinBet, Mossad, and police forces.  Held at Levy Family Campus, Adult Lounge.  14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

The Teal Run
Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 AM
The Teal Run is a 5k run and walk whose net proceeds are used to support ovarian cancer research and support services locally.  Please join us for a day of hope, love, and support.  Trophies for the top finishers, kids activity center, free raffle, and more!  Dogs are welcome too!  Register at:   WWW.THETEALRUN.ORG
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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126