Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, December 23 at 6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Chanukah Service
Friday, December 30 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 at 7:00 PM

Make Your Year-End Donation Today!
Through December 31, 2016
The malls are crowded, the parking lots are full, and baby, it's cold outside. Instead of dealing with the craziness of holiday shopping, why not make a donation to Temple Emanu-El's Annual Campaign right from the comfort of your own home?

Help us surpass the amount raised last year with a meaningful gift. All donations, big and small, are greatly appreciated and help Temple with our current and new programming.

So, skip the crowds, lines, and crazy drivers and make your tax deductible donation today!

Don't let 2016 come to a close without making your gift to the campaign, which ends December 31, 2016. All gifts are tax deductible, but must be postmarked or paid by year end!

Help Others this Holiday Season! Embrace-A-Family 
November 17 to December 23
We are partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. We have displayed in our foyer a dreidel board full of wish cards - as well as those online on the  Target Gift Registry for Embrace-A-Family wish that you can choose from. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by December 23, and put a large smile on someone's face! Any questions? Contact Lori Cinnamon at 408-357-7467 or loric@jfssv.org
We Are Closed
Monday, December 26
Please note that the Temple Emanu-El Administrative and Clergy Offices will be closed on Monday, December 26.

lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 AM
Please note that Lunch and Learn Torah Study will be meeting at a special time on December 28.  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.
Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service
Friday, December 30 at 6:30 PM
On December 30, bring your chanukiah to light the candles with your Temple family and friends.  Celebrate with a Chanukah oneg after services.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of each month before the Erev Shabbat Family Service.

On January 6, our family service will led by our Youth Group, EESY.

Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.

Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit M-Z: Main Dish
We hope to you see you there!
Temple Library Grand 
Sunday, January 8 at 12:15 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Religious School Committee is thrilled to announce that after painting and refurnishing our Temple library, it is ready for use and filled with new books just for you!  Everyone who attends the re-opening will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize.  At 12:15 PM our religious school classes will join Rabbi Magat as we affix a new mezuzah to the door.  Join us for lunch with Brotherhood following. 
Welcome Back from Break Lunch with Brotherhood
Sunday, January 8 at 12:30 PM
Join our Religious School families for a back from winter break delicious lunch provided by Brotherhood.  Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process.  Prospective members are welcome and we'd love to see you there.  No RSVP is required.  The fun begins at 12:30 PM.
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
Chanukah Festival of Lights in Union Square
December 24 to January 1
A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create the first big menorah public celebration of Chanukah outside of Israel. Today that spark of innovation has spread to annual Chanukah celebrations in over 500 cities worldwide including; Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Brisbane and Ho Chi Minh City. In San Francisco the legacy of innovation to spread the light continues.   Click here to view further event details.

Jewish 50s and 60s Singles Event 
Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Join other Jewish singles in their 50s and 60s for a beer tasting event from Firestone Brewery.  This event will take place at Congregation Beth Am,  26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.  RSVP to katevanzanten@yahoo.com.  $18 donation for Shalom Bayit.

Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is a full afternoon of Jewish-themed classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Educators from synagogues and other Jewish organizations around the Bay Area and beyond, will be represented.  Registration is now open.  To get your tickets and view the full schedule, click here.
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