Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Naomi Brown
Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 AM
Legacy Kabbalat Shabbat Service with APJCC and JFSV
Friday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
Bar Mitzvah of William Gabbert
Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 AM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 6th and 3rd Grades and MazelTones
Friday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Aurora Zeltser
Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 AM
The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  Contributions to this campaign are an important part of our year round effort to ensure that Temple Emanu-El maintains its existing programs and events while continuously growing our offerings to our members and community.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign will be recognized in Connections and make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services?
No need to worry at Tot Shabbat!
Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Following services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Death and Dying Course
Sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 at 11:30 AM
Join Rabbi Magat for an Adult Education Course on Death and Dying.  This course will investigate traditional and Reform Jewish practices, customs, and concepts surrounding death. We will also discuss some of the important issues that surround bereavement and the grieving process. Finally, we will investigate some modern theories concerning the stages of grief. We will also spend time discussing life after death and how death relates to our beliefs.
Free to members.  Small donation requested from non-members.  RSVP to
Rosh Chodesh 
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, October 22nd for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience, as Cantor Edmondson helps us welcome the new month of Cheshvan. This Rosh Chodesh experience, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, is open to all adult women in the congregation and will take place from 12:30PM until about 2PM. Each Rosh Chodesh experience will focus on different ideas and have different activities, and the month of Cheshvan is surprisingly one with no holy days. We will take this opportunity to sanctify the everyday and make our own personalized mezuzot! Please come, enjoy lunch lovingly provided by Sisterhood, and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about! A $5 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a MUST to BY FRIDAY AT NOON, OCTOBER 20TH.
Village House Women's Shelter Training
Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El will be housing up to 15 women from December 6 - January 3. We will need help in many areas including laundry volunteers, meal volunteers, logistics, medical, intake, overnights, and more. Please join us for one of these training sessions to learn how you can help!

lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00 PM
Food for your body.  Food for your soul.  Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat for an informal study and discussion session of our current Torah portion, as we are navigating the Torah in order.  Together we will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our Torah.  Bring your lunch and be ready to get a new perspective on Torah. Open to members and non-members and no previous Torah study is required.
Legacy Kabbalat Shabbat Service with APJCC and JFSV
Friday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
This service is dedicated to recognizing those members of Temple Emanu-El and supporters of Jewish Family Services and The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley who, by their generous commitments, support the Jewish Community with a planned gift to one of these beloved organizations. We encourage everyone to come learn about the importance of Legacy Giving about how to become a member of our L'dor V'dor Legacy Society.
Preschool Turkey and Canned Food Drive
November 1-21
Please join Temple Emanu-El Preschool in our annual Turkey and Canned Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Community Services.
Turkeys (frozen), canned food and donations (made payable to Sacred Heart) can be delivered to the preschool between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday 11/1-22. Please help us to touch the lives of others!!!
Contact Barbara 408-293-8660 or with any questions.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service with 6th and 3rd Grades and MazelTones
Friday, November 3 at 7:00 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.

On November 3, our family service will led by our 6th Grade Class with participation from our 3rd Grade Class.

Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.

Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit M-Z: Main Dish
We hope to you see you there!
Edwin Black Speaker
Sunday, November 5 at 12:30 PM
On November 2, 1917 The
Balfour Agreement helped
create the State of Israel. 100 years later, discover what it means. Join us as we welcome Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author, IBM and the Holocaust, The Farhud &
Financing the Flames. This event is free and open to the community.
Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 18. Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  A delicious, vegetarian, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.
We are Going to Israel
Temple Emanu-El has two unique and fun opportunities to travel to Israel with Rabbi Dana Magat in the near future.  Each trip is an amazing opportunity to connect to Judaism, your fellow congregants, and more!
Trip One: June 18-29, 2018.  For adults looking to return to Israel and experience the country on a deeper level.
Trip Two: July 4-15, 2018.  For families and first time Israel travelers.

In the Community
Temple Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive
We are participating in the holiday dinner drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Donate online here.  You may also donate by mailing a check to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 made out to Second Harvest Food Bank with "Holiday Dinner Drive" in the memo line.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126