Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, May 26 at 6:30 PM
Bar Mitzvah of Ilan Eisenberg
Friday, May 27 at 10:30 AM

Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Service
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00 PM
Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Wednesday, May 31.  Blintzes at 8:00 AM, Service at 9:00 AM

Graduation Rock Shabbat
Friday, June 2 at 7:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, June 9 at 6:30 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Messinger
Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 AM

Get Involved
May 24-31
We are looking for volunteers to support the host site for the Village House Women's Shelter located at St. Paul United Methodist Church. We are also looking for slipper donations.  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up using this link.  If you have questions, get in touch with Jan Phinick at 408-615-1605.
Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, stephanie@templesanjose.org or 408-292-0939. 
We are Closed
Monday, May 29
Please note that the Temple Administrative and Clergy Offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a great weekend!
Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Service
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
We hope that you will join us for this powerful service led by our clergy and the Confirmation Class of 2017.  Mazel Tov to all of our students achieving Confirmation.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot with New York Cheesecake!
Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00 PM
May 30, following the Confirmation Service. Join us for the tradition of Shavuot night study sessions.  This year our study sessions will be taught by Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, and Phil Hankin with members of our Ritual Committee.  We will also enjoy delicious cheesecake from Juniors in New York!

Sunday Morning Study and Yizkor Service
Wednesday, May 31 at 8:00 AM
Come back for homemade blintzes for breakfast followed by a Shavuot Morning Yizkor Service.
Graduation Rock Shabbat
Friday, June 2.
Wine and Cheese 6:30 PM;
Graduation Rock Shabbat 7:30 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (piano, percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles.  Join us as we welcome the Sabbath in a fun and lively manner.  All members and non-members are invited to a service like you've never been to before.
lunch and learn
Cantor's Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Trope
Wednesday, June 7 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish liturgy!  Bring a sack lunch and join Cantor Edmondson on the first Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of Jewish liturgy and music. This event is open to the community.  Cantor's June Lunch and Learn will feature the topic of Introduction to Trope--What is cantillation and why do we have it? 
Advance Care Planning
Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 PM
If you suffered a medical emergency or accident and were unable to make your own decisions, who would you want to make them and what would you want them to decide??
While we prefer not to think about it, this could happen to you at any age and at any time. Are you prepared? If not, join us for an information session to learn about:
  • Advance Directives: what they are and why they are important?
  • POLST: what is it and when do you need one?
Individual sessions will be available for those who want additional information and/or assistance completing an Advance Care Directive.
Sunday, June 11 at 11:00 AM
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  View the year end highlights video and enjoy lunch on us!  This is an important meeting to hear about the accomplishments of Temple Emanu-El over the last year and hear about exciting programs and opportunities in the coming year!   Childcare will be available for children ages 5-12.   Please RSVP for both the meeting and childcare to admin@templesanjose.org by Monday, June 5. It is important we know how much food to order for lunch!
March with Temple Emanu-El and the URJ at the SF Pride Parade
Sunday, June 25 at 9:00 AM
For the fourth year in a row, join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.

Earlier that weekend, Temple Emanu-El will be hosting Pride Shabbat on Friday, June 23 at 6:30 PM.  Join us before and after the service to make signs for our group marching.

Sign up to march with Temple Emanu-El!  E-mail admin@templesanjose.org and let us know you would like to join by June 16.

In the Community
musical notes
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 PM
This is the Bay Area's biggest Jewish music festival. This year's headliners are Israeli sensation Boom Pam. We'll also have Sephardic music from DeLeon, kids puppet band The Pop Ups, Russian dancers, and more. Plus food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and a KidZone. It's all happening on the athletic field at the JCC in Los Gatos. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Tickets are $5-$12. Prices go up at the door. Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Tickets and more information: www.apjcc.org/music,
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