Temple Emanu-El Happenings
First of all, a big thank you to those of you who joined us for our Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service yesterday evening, and thank you to the South Bay clergy, including Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, as well as the community children's choir and adult choir! If you weren't able to join us, we did Live Stream it, and the YouTube link is here: https://youtu.be/nU-iSgUxJ_g

Have you been to the CHAIM Exhibit ? Thanks to our very own Iris Bendahan, Administrative Assistant and Clergy Support here at Temple Emanu-El, we have the California Holocaust Awareness & Action Interactive Museum set up in the Chapel . It will only be here until May 6th, so take a look before it closes!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Sat. May 4th
10:30 AM
Sun. May 5th
9:00 AM
Sun. May 5th
1:00 PM
Tues. May 7th
7:00 PM
Tues. May 7th
7:30 PM
Wed. May 8th
12:00 PM
Sat. May 11th
9:00 AM
Sun. May 12th
11:00 AM
Tues. May 14th
7:30 PM
Fri. May 17th
6:00 PM

Sat. May 18th
10:00 AM
Sun. May 19th
12:30 PM
Tues. May 21st
7:30 PM
Wed. May 22nd
12:00 PM
Fri. May 24th
6:30 PM
CHAIM Exhibit
Tuesday, April 23rd through Monday, May 6th
In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), visit the CHAIM Exhibit here at Temple Emanu-El, in the Chapel, between April 23rd and May 6th. CHAIM is a mobile Holocaust education exhibit created by our very own Iris Bendahan, the Temple office's Administrative Assistant and Clergy Support. For more information, go to https://www.thechaim.org/ .
Sisterhood Game Night
Saturday, May 4th at 6:30 PM
Join us for Sisterhood Game Night on May 4th at 6:30 PM! Bring a non dessert snack to share such as cheese, crackers, chips, pretzels, etc. Sisterhood is bringing dessert and soft drinks. You may bring other liquid refreshments. For costs and to RSVP, email  anitajmed@yahoo.com .
Brotherhood Giants Game
Sunday, May 5th at 1:00 PM
Municipal Stadium, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose
Watch the San Jose Giants face the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes with Temple Emanu-El's Brotherhood! Brotherhood is purchasing a block of reserved seating for the event, and Temple Emanu-El will be recognized with its name on the scoreboard during the game! So come on out, enjoy a game, and hang out with fellow Temple members. Tickets are $11 each. Please contact Shannon Brown at scorbrown@gmail.com or 408-891-9431 for more information and payment details.  
Important Upcoming Dates
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 11th 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 and Torah talk! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for another friendly night out at Taplands in Santa Clara. 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. RSVP on Facebook .
Tot Shabbat with Free Dinner
Friday, May 17th 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!
Yoga Minyan
Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 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! Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org .
End of School BBQ
Sunday, May 19th at 12:30 PM
Join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and musical fun for the kids. Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process. Prospective members are welcome and we’d love to see you there. No RSVP is required.
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, May 24th at 6:30 PM
Join us for the last Shabbat HaNefesh of the season! This will be a chance to come together for a soulful Shabbat experience and a delicious feast. The next one won't be until the end of September, so don't miss out!
Community Events
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Sunday, May 5th at 11:30 AM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Rabbi Professor Ariel Burger will discuss his book, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Burger was Wiesel’s teaching assistant for many years and is a rabbi, teacher, artist and lecturer. Admission $10 per person, payable at the door. Hosted by the Silicon Valley Survivors Association. More information: CJLL@apjcc.org or 408.357.7423.
Israel Independence Day
Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the JCC! For ages 12+. Click here to get tickets !
5:15pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in Hebrew (free)
6:30pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in English (free)
7:00pm Israeli buffet dinner followed by 7:30pm performance, "A Musical Journey: Israeli Songs Through The Years".
For more information, contact the APJCC at mayat@apjcc.org .
Cultivating Equanimity: A Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat
Friday, May 10th at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 12th at 11:00 AM
Marconi Conference Center,
18500 California State Highway 1,
Marshall, CA 94940
The JCC's of Los Gatos and Foster City warmly invite you to join us for a sweet mindfulness and yoga retreat infused with the theme of Menuchat HaNefesh (Equanimity), in beautiful west Marin County, from May 10-12. We will enjoy a calming, resource-rich, restful and grounding program, ending early on Sunday for Mother's Day. Click here for more information and to register.
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