Temple Emanu-El Happenings
The Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees and Staff would like to wish you a happy and safe, secular New Year.
Freedom Concert - Save the Date
Saturday, January 16th, 2021 // 7pm

In our congregation, we share a desire to help all people become free. We will be joined by Elana Arian, Michelle Citrin, Saul Kaye, Dan Nichols, and Cantor Natalie Young as we we will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and our commitment as a congregation to black lives and people of color.

November 18 - December 31

Once again, Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah and holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. To maintain the safety of JFS staff, volunteers and clients during COVID 19, this year Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring an online virtual dreidel board. 

Service & Event Times
New Year's Day
Office Closed
Fri. Jan. 1st
Fri., Jan. 1st
Tues., Jan. 5th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Jan 7th
7:00 PM
Fri., Jan. 8th
7:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 9th
10:30 AM
Sun., Jan. 10th
9:00 AM

Sun., Jan. 10th
10:30 AM

Sun., Jan 10th
12:30 PM
Sun., Jan. 10th
5:00 PM
Mon., Jan. 11th
7:00 PM
Tues., Jan. 12th
12:00 PM

Important Upcoming Events
Streaming Shabbat Service
Friday, January 1st // 6:00pm

Shabbat Shalom! Start 2021 off with our Clergy for the first Shabbat services of the year. We hope to welcome everyone back soon so that we can enjoy our new Sanctuary together.

Rabbi Chat
January 5th // 12:00pm

What are you goals for 2021? What are you excited about this year? Come chat with the Rabbi on what you hope to see different this year and how we can help you accomplish your goals.

Sisterhood - RBG Movie Night
Thursday, January 7th // 7:00pm

Join our Sisterhood tonight for Movie Night as they discuss "On The Basis Of Sex", about Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's historical path to become appointed to the Supreme Court. Everyone is requested to watch the movie beforehand so that we can have a discussion about it. If you would like more information & to receive an invite, please e-mail Beverly Mendel by clicking here.

Great Questions Discussion Group
Sunday, January 10th // 12:30pm

This is an ongoing group that meets once a month. New members are welcome to join. We discuss the Great Questions of Existence that we all ponder, through the lenses of religion, spiritual beliefs and philosophy. For more information, and/or to receive a Zoom link for this meeting, please e-mail group coordinator and facilitator, Len Schreibstein, at Lendebsch@aol.com..

Sefer Club
Sunday, January 10th // 5:00pm

Our next Sefer Club read is the powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman.
Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?

TEE Way Back When Happy Hour
Monday, January 11 // 7:00pm

Want to see what Temple Emanu-El looked like back in the day? Join us for this fun Zoom session and please send any fun old photos of Temple Emanu-El to lonna@pacbell.net so that we can all enjoy them together. Please sign up below to join us for a great evening!

Beginning Adult Hebrew
Weekly on Mondays, January 25 - April 5th // 7:00pm

Whether you are interested in learning your Aleph/Bet or beginning the process of wanting to become an adult B’nai Mitzvah, come and learn Hebrew from Phil Hankin, our Director of Education, in a fun and interactive manner (on Zoom).

Mahjongg Update
Thank you Bobi Levine for chairing the Mahjongg Card Sisterhood Fundraiser.

If you would like to purchase a card through Sisterhood, $9 for small card, $10 for large card 

Please mail check payable to Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood and mail to

 Bobi Levine, 1361 Cordelia Ave., San Jose, CA 95129. 

 Deadline is January 20th, 2021 
Community Events
URJ: STEM for Jewish Families
The Union for Reform Judaism is proud to introduce a tactical application of that truism – a simple way for your congregation to offer fun and engaging Jewish experiences to school-aged families while also helping to grow and strengthen your community

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Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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