Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service - led by Ritual Committee
Friday, June 22 at 6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, June 29 at 6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, July 6 at 6:30 PM
Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, stephanie@templesanjose.org or 408-292-0939. You should have received your membership renewal information in the mail. Be sure you log in on July 1 to set up payments for the year. 
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00 PM
Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Cantor Edmondson on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion. We will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our historic teachings.  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.
Rabbi Magat's Israel Blog
Rabbi Magat is traveling in Israel with some members of our Congregation.  We are so excited to follow along with their journey as they explore The Holy Land!  Hear about Jerusalem, Masada, The Dead Sea, Tel Aviv and more from Rabbi Magat's perspective!  Click here to read the blog posts and check back frequently for new posts!
Religious School Registration
Early Bird Ends July 15
Early Bird is simple!  Register and pay by July 15 and you will receive the discounted rate.  Beginning July 16, you will pay the regular price.  Registration can be found here.  If you need your member log-in and password, please contact Megan at megan@templesanjose.org.

Friday, August 3 at 7:30 PM.  RSVP by July 27.  
Shabbat + Barbecue = Sharbarbecue!  Join us on the patio following our 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service for delicious barbecue food, mingling, and enjoying the end of summer.  Fun and free for singles, couples, and families!  Open to non-members.  To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please RSVP online or to admin@templesanjose.org by July 27.

In the Community
Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive
June 25-July 25
Temple Emanu-El is once again partnering with Jewish Family Services to collect backpacks and school supplies for preschool through adult learners. This year we are expanding the drive to include gift cards for back to school shoes from Target and DSW.   It makes a world of difference for a needy student to have back-to-school supplies, new shoes and be ready to learn. With your help, these students will be off a great start to a successful 2018-19  school year!

There are several ways you and your family can help someone be equipped to learn and succeed.  Look for the Back-to-School boards and bins in the synagogue lobby.  You can turn in your donation at the synagogue Back-to-school bin or at JFS SV at the Levy Family Campus.  This year you can donate a full backpack for a needy student based from a requested supply list, you can purchase Target or DSW gift cards, or buy from JFS' Target online registry.  Check JFS web site for details.  Any questions or if you would like to volunteer with your children (over 10 years old please), contact loric@jfssv.org.