Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Calling all ladies!

Join Cantor Amanda Edmondson this Sunday, January 6th at 12:30 PM for our Rosh Chodesh lunch!

This Rosh Chodesh, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, invites all adult women of the congregation to celebrate the birthday of the trees. We will meditate on the essence of what it means to be a tree of life as a woman, and we will also get the opportunity to make our own wreaths to invite spring into our homes.

A $15 donation for supplies is encouraged.

RSVP by emailing admin@templesanjose.org.

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Service & Event Times
Fri. January 4th
6:00 PM
Fri. January 4th
7:00 PM
Sun. January 6th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 6th
12:30 PM
Fri. January 11th
7:00 PM
Sat. January 12th
9:00 AM
Sat. January 12th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 13th
10:30 AM
Tues. January 15th
7:30 PM
Fri. January 18th
6:00 PM
Fri. January 18th
6:30 PM
Fri. January 18th
7:30 PM
Sat. January 19th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 20th
10:30 AM
Wed. January 23rd
12:00 PM
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Registration closes today at 5:00 PM!
Friday, January 4th at 6:00 PM
Join us for our latest and greatest Shabbat event, our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person   you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service.  Thursday, January 3rd at 5:00 PM  is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, January 6th at 12:30 PM
For Ladies Only
Join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a ladies' only relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience welcoming Rosh Chodesh. All adult women of the congregation are invited to celebrate the birthday of the trees. We will meditate on the essence of what it means to be a tree of life as a woman, and we will get the opportunity to make our own wreaths to invite spring into our homes. A $15 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org by Friday, January 4th.
Jewbilee 2019
Addison- Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
Sunday, January 13th from 1:00-6:30 PM
Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning for adults. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. For one of the classes, Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson will be teaching a joint session called "The Future of the Synagogue." To learn more and register, click here .
Live Streaming
We are officially live streaming!
A few weeks ago, we set up our sanctuary to have live streaming. Now you can join us for a Shabbat service from the comfort of your own home if you are unable to join us in person!
While you can't get food at oneg through the live stream (it's too bad, they really need to invent that), you can keep up with Temple happenings and be part of our beautiful Shabbat services. It is now easily accessible through our website at
Challah Orders
You may now place orders for challahs and pick them up here at Temple. For only $5.50 per 1 lb challah, you have your pick between plain, poppy, sesame, raisin, and wheat.
You must place your order on or before Wednesdays by 5 PM in order to receive the challah that same week. Orders received after 5 PM on Wednesday will not be processed until the following week. For more information and to order, go to our website at www.templesanjose.org and click on the "Challah Order" button on the left side of the page, or click here to go to the page directly.
Important Upcoming Dates
Adult Education Torah Trope Class
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3
March 10, 24, 31
Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Registration is now closed.
Cantor Amanda Edmondson will be offering an eight week Adult Education Torah Trope class. Participants must have basic Hebrew reading skills - no need to be fluent, but basic knowledge of letters and vowels is necessary. 
A Cantor's Concert
Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos
Saturday, January 26th
Shir Hadash invites everyone to a special havdalah program with Cantor Felder-Levy and six of her esteemed colleagues to honor and celebrate the Jewish and secular works of Leonard Bernstein on the centennial of his birth. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register now.
Mah Jongg Cards 2019
Deadline: January 30, 2019
Believe it or not - it's that time again! Calling all Mah Jongg players! Time to reorder cards for the year 2019.
Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more money is rebated to us. Please make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.
Please click here for more information.
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM
Registration Open!
Join your neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat and usher in the new week. Hosts provide the home, guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the wine and ritual. This is a wonderful way to connect with fellow congregants who live in your neighborhood! Please note that the exact location will be provided after we receive your RSVP. To register, click here . If you have questions, please contact Shirley Lee at sabl@sbcglobal.net .
Community Events
SVHSA January Brunch
Addison- Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
Sunday, January 6th at 10:30 AM
Please join us for the first Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Brunch of 2019. Brunch begins at 10:30 AM, upstairs in the Adult Lounge, with bagels, nosh, and visiting. There will be a short meeting at 11:30 AM. Come and enjoy. Due to the abundance of activities at the JCC this Sunday, please note that parking will be packed.
Tu B'Shvat Plant Nite for Ages 21-35
Stilettos Wine Bar in Saratoga
Thursday, January 17th
Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with other Jewish young adults. A Plant Nite facilitator will guide participants in creating their own terrariums in honor of Tu B'Shvat. This event takes place at  Stilettos Wine Bar . Food and wine will be available for purchase. First round of appetizers is included in the event price. Get tickets by clicking here
(Are you over 35? Please let the young adults in your life know about this event!)
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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