Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, September 25 at 6:30 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Karlie Gold
Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 AM
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
High Holy Days Online Registration is Live!
Our High Holy Days events are open to the public!  High Holy Days booklets were mailed to members! 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.
Potluck Dinner and Discussion on Immigration
Friday, August 25 following the Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Join Rabbi Magat and Cantor Edmondson for a potluck dinner and discussion following the Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service on August 25. This discussion will focus on immigration with special guest speaker Merle Kahn, a local immigration attorney.  She will be speaking about what is happening on the immigration front under the Trump administration, what she is seeing in her practice and what we can do to help those who are being unfairly targeted and deported. 
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit, M-Z: Main Dish
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, August 26 at 6:00 PM
Join your neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat and usher in the new week. Hosts provide the home, guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the wine and ritual. This is a wonderful way to connect with fellow congregants who live in your neighborhood!   RSVPs are still accepted.  You will matched with your neighborhood location after you register. If you have registered, and not yet heard from your host home, please contact Shirley Lee at  sabl@sbcglobal.net. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, August 29 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.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Labor in the Pulpit
Friday, September 1 at 6:30 PM
Join Rabbi Magat and Cantor Edmondson 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. 
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
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
Fried Chicken and Latkes
Sunday, August 27 at 7:30 PM
Rain Pryor tells hilarious and heart-wrenching stories of growing up Black and Jewish in Beverly Hills. Her father was comic genius Richard Pryor, and her Jewish mother was a go-go dancer turned Astronomer! Funny, Compelling, Outstanding! Adult themes and language.  Levy Family Campus-Jewish Community Center.  14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, Ca 95032.   Tickets are $40 and sold here.
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.
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