Services & Events
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 with Daled Hebrew

Friday, April 22
No Shabbat Service
Saturday, April 23
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning/Passover Minyan
5:00 PM Second Night Seder,  reserve your seat here

Friday, April 29
9:00 AM Passover Morning and Yizkor Service
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, April 30
10:00 AM Shabbat in Nature
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.

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!
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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 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!

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers in the Temple Administrative Office.  If you are interested in helping us for a couple hours during the day with phone calls, organization, mailings, and other projects, please contact Megan at or 408-292-0939.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, April 19 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.

Death and Dying Course
Sunday April 3, April 24, and May 1 at 11:30 AM
The April 24 meeting of this Adult Education Course will take place at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

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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.
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.

Temple Offices Closed
Friday, April 29
The Temple Administrative and Preschool offices will be closed on Friday, April 29 in observance of Passover.

Yom HaShoah Candles
Friday, April 29 during the Oneg
Brotherhood is once again providing the congregation with Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial candles. Please pick up your candle during the Oneg on Friday, April 29.  Religious School families will receive their candles on May 1.

Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 AM
Join Ritual Committee for an outdoor, music-filled service at the Ramada Picnic Area of Alum Rock Park in San Jose. Enjoy a 10:30 AM service followed by hiking on the trails, playing on the playground, and time with Temple Emanu-El family and friends.  Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch.  Parking is $6.  This service is open to all!

End of School BBQ
Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 PM
Join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and musical fun for the kids. 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.

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
Renter's Rights
Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30 PM
A lot has been happening with renters' rights/housing issues in the City of San Jose. PACT had a fantastic action last month and now the San Jose City Council will be voting on possible changes to the City's Apartment Rent Ordinance and your help is needed at the Council meeting on April 19!  Held at San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose.  

Author Marty Brounstein
Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Hear from author Marty A. Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few, a story of courage in the Holocaust, for a storytelling program and presentation. Held at the APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

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.  Our TJS students along with Rabbi Magat and Phil Hankin will be participating in this event.  Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose.

The Friendship Circle 
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 AM
Run or walk with The Friendship Circle. Games, entertainment, and surprises along the route.  A show featuring Mickey the Baboon and other animals. Enjoy a huge inflatable slide, face painting, balloon artist, and more.  Kosher BBQ, cotton candy, popcorn, and other snacks available.   Register online here.  Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126