Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Annual Campaign Update!

Dear Families and Friends of Temple Emanu-El,

There are a lot of exciting programs planned for the new year and the Annual Campaign is an important part of our budget. As you can see, we are nearly halfway there -- we have now reached $34,810!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated. We know we can reach this goal with the support of each and every one of you!

Click below to donate, or call the Administrative Office at (408) 292-0939 if you have any questions.
Service & Event Times
Fri. October 19th
6:00 PM
Fri. October 19th
7:00 PM
Sat. October 20th
9:00 AM
Sat. October 20th
10:30 AM
Sun. October 21st
10:00 AM
Sun. October 21st
10:00 AM
Tues. October 23rd
7:00 PM
Wed. October 24th
12:00 PM
Wed. October 24th
6:30 PM
Fri. October 26th
6:30 PM
Fri. October 26th
7:30 PM
Sun. October 28th
10:00 AM
Sun. October 28th
6:00 PM
Fri. November 2nd
6:00 PM
Fri. November 2nd
7:00 PM
Sat. November 3rd
10:00 AM
Sun. November 4th
2:00 PM
Tues. November 6th
7:30 PM
Wed. November 7th
12:00 PM
Legacy Shabbat Service
Friday, October 19th at 7:00 PM
Join us in recognition of L'Dor V'Dor Legacy Society members, as well as supporters of Hillel of Silicon Valley, who will be honored for their commitment to making a Legacy gift to these beloved organizations .
Yoga Minyan
Saturday, October 20th at 9:00 AM
Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a Shabbat yoga class in the BFR, combining mindful movement, creative ritual and reflective study. This class is gentle and suitable for all levels, with modifications offered to meet individual needs. Come with a beginners mind and an open heart, and get ready to stretch your body into Shabbat!
Rock Shabbat
Friday, October 26th at 7:30 PM
Preceded by our Wine and Cheese Reception at 6:30 PM
An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians and singers joining Cantor Amanda Edmondson and Rabbi Dana Magat. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles. All members and non-members are invited to a service like you’ve never been to before. Let us know if you are joining us for Wine and Cheese at 6:30 PM by emailing us at admin@templesanjose.org .
Important Upcoming Dates
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 19th at 6:00 PM
Families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah. All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Havdalah, Dinner, and Movie with the Green Team
Saturday, October 20th at 6:30 PM
Join us for the Green Team’s first social and educational event of the year on Saturday, October 20th.  We will be serving a delicious vegetarian meal and showing an entertaining, family friendly movie. The festivities begin with Havdalah at 6:30. If you would like to join us please RSVP to  robertlouislevy@msn.com .
Coffee Talk with La Prez
Sunday, October 21st at 10:00 AM
Come schmooze with Temple President Deborah Zimmer at the Temple House. Coffee and tea will be provided. Deborah wants to hear about your thoughts and experiences about Temple.
Family Taste of Judaism
Sunday, October 21st at 10:00 AM
Join us for an enlightening three session seminar on Judaism designed for prospective members, particularly families who are exploring our congregation and/or the Religious School. The course is $118 per family regardless of size.  Please click here to register or learn more.
EESY Halloween Themed Night
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
Teens may join EESY for a Halloween themed night. Dress up and celebrate! Please contact EESY to RSVP or get more information: eesy@templesanjose.org .
Sisterhood Game Night
Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price! Enjoy family game night. We will have lots of board games available to play, and occasionally get a game of Poker or Mah Jongg together.
Member Prices : $2.50/person, $7/family
Non-Member Prices : $3/person, $10/family
PLUS bring a (non-dessert) snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Friday, November 2nd 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. Please reply to admin@templesanjose.org with the dish you are bringing.
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 AM
Join us for our Shabbat in Nature service, held at Uvas Canyon Park! This Shabbat will include a nature-themed short prayer service with many songs, a vegetarian potluck and schmooze, and an optional group or individual hike. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Parking is $6. Meet at the Amphitheater and look for the sign.
Community Events
On the Table Housing Discussion
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM
On this day, hundreds of small groups across the valley will gather in conversation to discuss how we are all impacted by housing challenges and what steps we can take to create a community where we all belong. This will be held in the BFR. For more info contact Marci Gerston at  marci.gerston@gmail.com  or 408-930-3406.
Women's Philanthropy Annual Challah Making Event
Thursday, October 25th at 7:00-9:00 PM
At the JCC in Los Gatos (Auditorium at the Levy Family Campus)
A New Twist, in memory of Susan Stein Gavens. This is ideal for women's havurot and Sisterhood groups. Early bird registration ends on October 11! For more information and to register, click here .
Rabbi Reuven Firestone Lecture
Sunday, October 28th at 10:00-11:30 AM
At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos
Professor Firestone will address the challenge of distinguishing the mainstream from the extreme in all three Abrahamic communities as we pursue justice together in polarized times. Free and open to the community. Click here to learn more .
Israel's Race to the Moon
Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 PM
At the JCC in Los Gatos
Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of SpaceIL, will discuss his organization’s project to land an unmanned Israeli spacecraft and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Tickets and more info:  apjcc.org/moon
Purple Stride Silicon Valley 2018
Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 AM
Ari Cohen, one of our congregants and a Religious School student, is fundraising to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. How can you help?
  1. Join the Purple Stride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer or donate to our team by clicking here. The walk will be held in downtown San Jose on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 AM.
  2. Stop by Peet's in Los Gatos - 798-1 Blossom Hill Road, in Kings Court Shopping Center on Saturday, October 20th from 9-11:30 AM. Ari is having a bake sale there with all proceeds going to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
  3. Stop by the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, November 11. There will be another bake sale that will benefit Ari’s and two other mitzvah projects.
Abrahamic Alliance Meal Service Program
Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
Serve the poor while building bridges of peace and understanding in a context of compassion. Temple Emanu-El, Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino, and Evergreen Islamic Center invite you to prepare and serve a hot and hearty meal to the poor of San Jose. Volunteers must be age 13 or older.  Register now by clicking here . Space is limited.   
Hillel of Silicon Valley Speaker - Sasson "Sassy" Reuven
Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
Please join the Students Supporting Israel club at San Jose State University and Hillel of Silicon Valley as we welcome Sasson "Sassy" Reuven to retell the story of his experience during the Raid on Entebbe. Sassy is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), who served in the IDF's elite “Red Beret” paratrooper unit. Operation Raid on Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the IDF at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976.
Registration is free at:  https://tinyurl.com/hillelsv We look forward to seeing you there!
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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