Kabbalat Shabbat-Labor in the Pulpit
Friday, September 1 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Service - Ask the Rabbi
Friday, September 8 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, September 15 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service - Nachamu
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM
Selichot and Study
Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
Congregational Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM *NOTE NEW TIME
Rosh Hashanah Children's Service
Thursday, September 21 at 9:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service
Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, September 21 at 5:00 PM
High Holy Days 
Online Registration Closing Soon!
Our High Holy Days events are open to the public!   The High Holy Days are 3 weeks away!  You may register online now for Tickets, Childcare, and Yizkor Book listings until September 1.   Register here.   All Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations to the Temple current through August 2017) will automatically be mailed High Holy Days tickets on September 5.   If you have additional questions, please call the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.  
Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Labor in the Pulpit
Friday, September 1 at 6:30 PM
Join Rabbi Magat for our final patio service of the summer.  On Labor Day weekend, congregations across the country will host speakers to reflect on faith, work, justice, and the meaning of Labor day. Our guest speaker for Labor in the Pulpit this year will be Bob Brownstein of Working Partnerships.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, September 5 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeli dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.
Brotherhood 3rd Annual Chef's Table
Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 PM
How would you like to enjoy a wonderful evening with your Temple friends, sampling fine exotic cuisine paired with specifically selected wines, all while enabling our Temple youth to be socially conscious and responsible.
On September 9, the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood will kick off their new "Brotherhood Social Innovation Competition". This innovative and exciting new program will challenge our religious school students to identify and promote opportunities for social impact within our community. 
Brotherhood is offering an evening of unique dining featuring a variety of small tapas style plates inspired by France, Spain, Greece and Italy. To complement these flavors, our own Chef David Wiesner will be offering samples of the perfect wine pairing.
Seating is very limited and tickets are $50 per person, payable to the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood. For more information and to reserve your space, please register online here.
Erev Shabbat Service - Ask the Rabbi
Friday, September 8 at 7:00 PM
Everything you've always wondered about Judaism but were afraid to ask. During Shabbat services, Rabbi Dana Magat, with humor and wisdom, answers all questions regarding Jewish history, customs, and beliefs  At the same time, participate in our service and meet our warm, friendly Temple community at the Oneg following. This will be our first service back in the sanctuary following our summer patio services.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, September 9 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!
Back to school
Opening Day of Religious School
Sunday, September 10
8:30 AM - Brotherhood Pancake Breakfast for all Confirmation Students
9:00 AM - Confirmation Classes begin
9:30 AM - Brotherhood Pancake Breakfast, part 2, for all Religious School students and parents prior to T'filah
10:00 AM - All School T'filah in the sanctuary
10:30 AM - Class time for all students
10:30 AM - Parent Orientation in the Temple House
11:15 AM - Parents join students in classrooms
12:00 PM - Continued class time for students; Parents shmooze
12:30 PM - BBQ Lunch for parents, students, and prospective members sponsored by Brotherhood with support from Sisterhood
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner is Back from Summer Break
Friday, September 15 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!
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM
Missed services Friday night or can't get enough of Shabbat?  Celebrate Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El's Saturday morning Minyan.  Conducted by lay-leaders, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parasha (Torah Portion).  As with all Jewish events, enjoy refreshments following the service.
Erev Shabbat Service - Nachamu
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Nachamu (Sabbath of comforting) takes its name from the haftarah from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 40:1-26 that speaks of comforting the Jewish people for their suffering. It the haftarah of consolation leading up to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
Selichot and Study
Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
Temple Emanu-El presents a beautiful introduction to the High Holy Days. The evening begins with a film and discussion followed by a special oneg.  The evening concludes with the Selichot Service-a time for reflection that will help prepare you spiritually for the upcoming holidays.
7:00 PM - Film and Discussion
8:00 PM - Special Oneg
9:00 PM - Selichot Service
Rosh Hashanah Schedule
Wednesday, September 20 
7:30 PM - Congregational Service at The Heritage Theatre *NOTE NEW TIME
Thursday, September 21
9:00 AM - Children's Service at The Heritage Theatre
10:00 AM - Childcare Program (2 years - 2nd Grade)  at The Heritage Theatre.  Pre-registration is required.
10:00 AM - Congregational Service  at The Heritage Theatre
5:00 PM - Tashlich at Oak Meadow Park Sites 1 and 2
Thursday, September 21 at 5:00 PM
Tashlich is a ritual that many Jews observe during Rosh Hashanah. "Tashlich" means "casting off" in Hebrew and involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or another food into a body of flowing water.  We will meet at Oak Meadow Park, Sites 1 and 2,   233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.  Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner for your family and dessert to share.  
Break the Fast
Saturday, September 30
Temple Emanu-El will sponsor a Break the Fast at The Heritage Theatre (1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell) at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 to conclude our Yom Kippur Day.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Enrich your High Holy Days by Volunteering
We can not have the High Holy Days without your help! We are looking for volunteers at each service to help with the following: Greeting, Ticket Checking, Ushering, and Handing Out Prayer Books! We need about 10 volunteers per service and volunteers need to arrive one hour before the service they are helping with. Please e-mail us at admin@templesanjose.org with which services you may be available to help with. *NEW THIS YEAR: we need volunteers to help with Break the Fast.  Let us know if you would like to help set up the food, or help with clean up after.

In the Community
South Bay Institute Speaker Series
Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM
Join us as we launch the South Bay Institute Speaker Series with our first speaker, Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper. His book Judaisms explores the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community.  Admission $12.  Purchase tickets here.  Held at the APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.
Friendship Circle
Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 PM
Want to see Friendship Circle in Action?  Join us  on Sunday, September 10th from 2:00 PM to 4 PM for Friendship Circle's Family Kick-off event at Achieve Kids, 3860 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.  Especially for families of children and teens with special needs! The afternoon includes a puppet show, crafts, bubbles and play time on the playground! .  All are welcome!  RSVP at www.BayAreaFC.org/kickoff
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