Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Ritual Committee
Friday, November 24 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with the 3rd and 6th grades and MazelTones
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM
Bar Mitzvah of Jared Nussbaum
Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 AM
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon and Song
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 9 at 9:00 AM
The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  Contributions to this campaign are an important part of our year round effort to ensure that Temple Emanu-El maintains its existing programs and events while continuously growing our offerings to our members and community.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already
Tuesday, November 28
Donate to Temple Emanu-El on #GivingTuesday, November 28, a global day dedicated to giving back, where nonprofits, individuals, families, and communities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and giving.
Feeling like you can't wait that long? You can donate anytime from now until December 31st, 2017!
All donations made on #GivingTuesday will be TRIPLED thanks to generous matching donors.
Be sure to donate here anytime or on November 28 for #GivingTuesday.   Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live updates the day of #GivingTuesday! 
We are Closed
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
Temple Emanu-El Clergy, Administrative, and Preschool offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Volunteer at Second Harvest
Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 PM
Calling all good deed doers!
Temple Emanu-El volunteers will be sorting food next Wednesday, 11/29, at Second Harvest Food Bank. This has become a fun and rewarding annual tradition. Please join us. We have plenty of space available.
The sorting begins at 6:00. Dinner will be served at 5:30 at Second Harvest Food Bank, for all those who RSVP. RSVP to robertlouislevy@msn.com.  For any volunteers under the age of 18, both Youth Permission Form and Volunteer Agreement are required, and a parent or guardian over the age of 21 must accompany those youth between the age of 14 and 15 years of age.  Volunteer Agreement.   Youth Volunteer Agreement.
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, December 1 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 December 1, our family service will be led by our 6th Grade Class and will feature the participation of our 3rd Grade Class.
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
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 3rd and 6th Grades and the MazelTones
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 3rd Grade Class with leadership from our 6th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Village House Shelter
Wednesday, December 6 - Wednesday, January 3
Village House addresses the needs of up to 15 medically fragile women through the provision of food, shelter, hygiene services, spiritual and part-time case management support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We encourage everyone to donate their time to Temple Emanu-El as we host these women.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 9 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 sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!
Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 17. Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  A delicious, vegetarian, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.  Childcare is available for children ages 2-11 at $25/child.  Sign up by contacting admin@templesanjose.org.
Temple Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive
Help share the joy of holiday meals with others! We are participating in the holiday dinner drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Donate online here.  You may also donate by mailing a check to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 made out to Second Harvest Food Bank with "Holiday Dinner Drive" in the memo line.
Now-December 19
Once again, Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by December 19, and put a large smile on someone's face! For more information, check the Jewish Family Services Embrace-A-Family webpage at http://www.jfssv.org/embrace-a-family-2017.html. Contact Lori Cinnamon at 408-357-7467 or loric@jfssv.org.   
We are Going to Israel
Temple Emanu-El has two unique and fun opportunities to travel to Israel with Rabbi Dana Magat in the near future.  Each trip is an amazing opportunity to connect to Judaism, your fellow congregants, and more!
Trip One: June 18-29, 2018.  For adults looking to return to Israel and experience the country on a deeper level.
Trip Two: July 4-15, 2018.  For families and first time Israel travelers.

In the Community
People. Book. Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land
November 27-30 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hillel of Silicon Valley, together with Simon Wiesenthal Center, will be co-sponsoring the historical exhibit.  To launch the opening of the exhibit, there will be a VIP Reception on Monday, November 27 at 5 pm at San Jose State University (in the Ballroom of the Student Union).  The cost of the VIP Reception is $36.  There is no cost for viewing the exhibit.  This is the only exhibition tracing the history affair between a people and the Land of Israel to have earned the co-sponsorship of the United Nations. 
Camp Newman Update
Registration began November 12
URJ Camp Newman is thrilled to announce our summer 2018 home, Cal Maritime , a beautifully scenic campus in Vallejo, CA. For all your questions, please refer to this link.
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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126