Services & Events
Friday, October 7
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service and Board Installation*
*Please note that Shabbatluck Dinner has been canceled 
Saturday, October 8
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat

Friday, October 14
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service with Torah Service
Saturday, October 15
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan

Friday, October 21
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat and Special Sukkot Service
Saturday, October 22
10:00 AM Shabbat in Nature at  Sanborn Park, located at 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070
High Holy Days Schedule
Held at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, unless otherwise noted
Sunday, October 9 Kever Avot
Meet at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses to visit the burial sites of loved ones.

Tuesday, October 11 Kol Nidre
6:00 PM  Family Alternative Service (Geared for families with children grades 1-3)
8:00 PM Yom Kippur Evening Service

Wednesday, October 12 Yom Kippur
9:00 AM Children's Service (Geared for families with children Preschool - K)
10:00 AM Congregational Service
10:00 AM La'atid Program (2 years - 2nd Grade)
12:30 PM Sermon Discussion with Rabbi Magat
1:00 PM Social Action/Tikkun Olam Discussion
1:00 PM Teen Discussion with Randy Levinson
2:00 PM Yoga
2:45 PM Study Session with Phil Hankin
3:30 PM Afternoon Healing Service with Haftarah, led by Ritual Committee
4:15 PM Musical Interlude
5:00 PM Yizkor, Neilah, and Havdalah Services
6:30 PM (approx.) Break the Fast
Break the Fast
Our Sisterhood will once again provide a kiddush style break the fast at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 following our Yom Kippur Services at Heritage Theatre.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Live Web Streaming
We are Live Streaming Again!
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to be streaming our High Holiday Services again this year.  You can find the link on our High Holidays page on our website, or by clicking here.

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah talk, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!

Kever Avot
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 PM
The tradition of visits before the High Holy Days began in the 14th century. More recent Jewish history recounts regular pilgrimages to the burial sites of revered rabbis and loved ones. Visitors showed love and respect for the departed and prayed for the soul's safe journey to heaven. We will meet at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses.  300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 PM
Bring your own dinner, dessert to share, and your artistic flare!  Eat dinner under the stars with your Temple family and decorate the sukkah.  A special Sukkot festival service led by Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter will follow.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, October 21 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 Winter, 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.  Followng services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Shabbat in Nature
Friday, October 22 at 10:00 AM
We celebrate Shabbat in Nature throughout the year with a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter in a nearby park setting. Shabbat in Nature is sponsored by the Ritual Committee and sometimes involves nature-related education along with family activities.  This Shabbat in Nature will take place at Sanborn Park, located at 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070.  Dogs on leash allowed.
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, October 22 at 5:00 PM
Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and clothes for Sunday.  Enjoy a sleepover in the Temple Emanu-El sukkah.  Open to 9-12th graders.  Contact for more information.
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 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 snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 23 
Have you ever seen a Torah completely unrolled? Join us for our Erev Simchat
Torah service and consecration of students who are new to the Religious School. This is open to members and non-members.
5:00 PM - Pizza Dinner for the entire congregation. Appetizers and drinks sponsored by Sisterhood.
5:30 PM - Simchat Torah Service, Consecration of New Students, and Israeli Dancing.
Monday, October 24 at 9:00 AM
Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services in the Chapel
Israel Speaker
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM
Peter Beinart, a CNN political commentator and weekly columnist in Ha'aretz and The Atlantic, will speak on the politics of Israel and the American Jewish Community. Temple Emanu-El hosts this community event organized by J. Street and JCRC.
An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
A Conversation About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects
Friday, October 21 at 11:30 AM
A conversation about Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, with Maen Rashid Areikat, Ambassador to the Palestinian Delegation to the United States, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, Founder & President of J Street.  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most complex and polarizing conflicts in modern history.  Nearly seventy years after the foundation of Israel and fifty years since the beginning of the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank territories, the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians seems to be as far as ever from a resolution.  How can Israeli and Palestinian leaders move toward a sustainable peace?  Can the US and the international community help to bridge gaps and bring the two sides together?
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