Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Sukkot is nearly here!

We continue the High Holy Days with Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles! Thank you to all those who joined us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

Sukkot is a lovely commemoration of our time after the Exodus from Egypt, when we slept in huts in the desert. It also marks the end of the harvest season. To celebrate, not only will we be having a joyous Erev Sukkot experience , but we will also be hosting community events in our sukkah during the eight days of the holiday. Please see below for more details.

For the full schedule of our services and events, please click below.
Service & Event Times
Fri. September 21st
6:00 PM
Fri. September 21st
7:00 PM
Sun. September 23rd
5:00 PM
Tues. September 25th
7:30 PM
Wed. September 26th
12:00 PM
Fri. September 28th
6:30 PM
Sun. September 30th
5:00 PM
Mon. October 1st
9:00 AM
Tues. October 2nd
7:30 PM
Wed. October 3rd
12:00 PM
Fri. October 5th
7:00 PM
Sat. October 6th
10:30 AM
Wed. October 10th
12:00 PM
Fri. October 12th
7:00 PM
Sat. October 13th
9:00 AM
Annual Campaign
Our 2018 Annual Campaign has officially begun! Our Annual Campaign kicked off on Erev Rosh Hashanah and ends on December 31. Thank you to all our donors so far! Join your fellow congregants in supporting us by clicking here .
Erev Sukkot Experience
Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00 PM
Bring your own dinner and decorate the sukkah with your Temple Emanu-El family, followed by a special Sukkot festival service. Open to all.
Sushi in the Sukkah for 20s and 30s
Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 PM
20s and 30s are welcome to join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a night of free sushi and schmoozing in the sukkah. BYOB if you'd like. RSVP is a must if you want sushi! Please RSVP to  admin@templesanjose.org  or on  Facebook . Vegetarian and fish options available.
Scotch in the Sukkah
Registration closing soon!
Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 PM
Brought to you by Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and supported by Temple Emanu-El's Brotherhood, we proudly present our very first Scotch in the Sukkah! A fine array of scotch whiskies will be available for tasting, and a kosher meat dinner will accompany your drinks. Tickets must be purchased by tomorrow, the 21st, at 12 PM . Open to all. Register here .
Sangria in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 PM
Join us for sangria, socializing, and snacks in our sukkah here at Temple Emanu-El! Open to all. RSVP not required but will help us plan accordingly. Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org or on Facebook .
Important Upcoming Dates
Tot Shabbat
Friday, September 21st at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat! All families with young children 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!
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, September 29th at 6:00 PM through Sunday, September 30th
at 9:00 AM
To all temple teens, Temple Emanu El’s senior youth group, EESY, is hosting their annual Sleepover in the Sukkah! It will be September 29th to 30th, at around 6pm- 8am. Email us at
with any questions!
Erev Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, September 30th at 5:00 PM
Join us for a free pizza dinner at 5:00 PM followed by our Erev Simchat Torah service at 5:30 PM. The service will also include the consecration of students (grades K and up) who are new to our Religious School, and Israeli dancing.
Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Service
Monday, October 1st at 9:00 AM
We will be holding Simchat Torah morning and Yizkor services in the chapel to celebrate this joyous holiday.
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for our third Jews and Brews! Meet new people and make new friends as we relax with good drinks and tasty snacks! All 21-and-up adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome. Please RSVP on Facebook .
Baby & Paws Shabbat
Saturday, October 13th at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months. This special Shabbat will also include Paws Shabbat - bring your pet! Enjoy a walk around the neighborhood after a lovely Baby Shabbat service.
EESY Bowling with a Friend
Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 AM
Teens may join EESY for bowling until 1:00 PM. You may bring a friend. Please contact EESY to RSVP or get more information: eesy@templesanjose.org .
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1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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