Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Shira Service
Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with The MazelTones
Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM

Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat, 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, starting at 6:00 PM. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
Everything you've always wondered about Judaism but were afraid to ask. 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.  
Sisterhood Membership Appreciation Luncheon
Sunday, January 21 at 1:00 PM
Sisterhood is hosting their annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon in the Temple House.  All current members are invited to join us for a delicious lunch. 
Not currently a Sisterhood member? Pay your dues at the door and lunch is on us!
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, January 24 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. 
Erev Shabbat Shira Service
Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat Shira (Shabbat in Song); commemorates the time in our people's history when the Israelites crossed the parted sea and sang the song of freedom - Mi Chamocha.
We'll have a short Kabbalat Shabbat service and immediately following we'll have a special guest band,  No|Ya put on a concert. They are a 3-piece band that creates ambient-style music with solo features on top. The soloist of the band is our very own Alan Chen, who plays violin for us on the High Holy Days. 
Shabbat In Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
Celebrate Shabbat in Nature with a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Dana Magat.  This Tu B'Shvat themed  Shabbat in Nature will be followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos.  233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Sign Up Today for Neighborhood Havdalah!
Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 PM
Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to start the new week at Winter Neighborhood Havdalah.  Gather at a private home in your area to meet, chat, nosh and enjoy this wonderful tradition of saying goodbye to Shabbat under the stars.  The hosts will provide the home, guests will bring an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual materials!  Register here.  Non-members are welcome!
Preschool Open House
Tuesday, February 6 at 5:00 PM
This is a fun night for families interested in our program to come and check us out. 
Our program accepts children ages 2-6.
We will have activities for the kids in each  classroom, the entire staff will be present to answer any questions and the playground  will be available for tours.
Congregational Retreat
February 9-10
We are thrilled to announce a fun and unique opportunity through our on-site Camp Retreat.  Join our clergy, staff, and members of the Temple Emanu-El family for a wonderful weekend at our Temple. This retreat will be filled with camp-style opportunities for everyone. Whether you are part of a family with children or an adult without kids, this is an enriching time together with plenty of activities, including stimulating discussions, inspiring services, singing, schmoozing, eating, and relaxing. Get all the information and register here.
Purim 2018
Purim Shpiel and Carnival
Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 AM
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, BBQ lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, and more!   To order wristbands, tickets, and lunches online, click here.

Adult Study Session and Megillah Reading
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy an adult study session and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Magat.  Bring your own beverages!  RSVP to

Send Mishloach Manot by March 5

Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies).  Click here to send today!   For more information on Purim, click here.  
In the Community
Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning at the JCC
Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning at the JCC. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops, and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and more than 35 teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers focusing on this year's theme: ReJEWvenation. Keynote speaker is Jewish activist Erin Schrode, with moderator Michael Krasny of KQED. Buy tickets now!
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Mah Jong Card Orders!
January 30, 2018

Get the call out to all your Mah Jongg games/players and gather all information and monies and remit to HARRIET SALTZMAN or to  the Temple office, earmarked for Sisterhood.

Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more monies are rebated to us. Please  make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.

The prices of the cards remain the same--$8.00 for the standard (small) card and $9.00 for the large print card.

The deadline for all information is JANUARY 30TH, 2018. The final listing is due in the National Mah Jongg League Office in New York by FEBRUARY 1, 2018.
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San Jose, CA 95126