Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Announcements
Dear Friends and Family,

The deadline to register for the Adult Education Torah Trope Class is approaching next week on Thursday, December 27th, at 5:00 PM !

Cantor Amanda Edmondson is offering an eight week Torah Trope class starting on January 6th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Participants must have basic Hebrew reading skills - no need to be fluent, but basic knowledge of letters and vowels is necessary. In order to participate, you must register here so we can purchase the appropriate number of books.

Classes are on the following dates:

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3
March 10, 24, 31

If you have already purchased a book, please contact us at admin@templesanjose.org to register for the class. If you have any questions, please reach out to Cantor Amanda Edmondson at cantoramanda@templesanjose.org .


Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
Fri. December 21st
6:00 PM
Fri. December 21st
7:00 PM
Mon. December 24th
6:30 PM
Fri. December 28th
6:30 PM
Tues. January 1st
7:30 PM
Wed. January 2nd
12:00 PM
Fri. January 4th
6:00 PM
Fri. January 4th
7:00 PM
Sun. January 6th
10:30 AM
Sun. January 6th
12:30 PM
Fri. January 11th
7:00 PM

Highlights
Tot Shabbat with Free Dinner
Friday, December 21st 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!
Chinese Food and Game Night
Monday, December 24th at 6:30 PM (Please note, the incorrect date is in the December/January issue of Connections)
Enjoy family game night and Chinese food on Christmas Eve! RSVP a must so we can be sure to have enough food. To register online, click here . Questions? Contact anitajmed@yahoo.com .
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, January 6th at 12:30 PM
For Ladies Only
Join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a ladies' only relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience welcoming Rosh Chodesh. All adult women of the congregation are invited to celebrate the birthday of the trees. We will meditate on the essence of what it means to be a tree of life as a woman, and we will get the opportunity to make our own wreaths to invite spring into our homes. A $15 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org by Friday, January 4th.
Adult Education Torah Trope Class
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3
March 10, 24, 31
Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Deadline to register is Thursday, December 27th at 5:00 PM!
Cantor Amanda Edmondson will be offering an eight week Adult Education Torah Trope class. Participants must have basic Hebrew reading skills - no need to be fluent, but basic knowledge of letters and vowels is necessary. Please be sure to register here so we can purchase the appropriate number of books.
Jewbilee 2019
Addison- Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
Sunday, January 13th
Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning for adults. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. For one of the classes, Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson will be teaching a joint session called "The Future of the Synagogue." To learn more and register, click here .
Live Streaming
We are officially live streaming!
A few weeks ago, we set up our sanctuary to have live streaming. Now you can join us for a Shabbat service from the comfort of your own home if you are unable to join us in person!
While you can't get food at oneg through the live stream (it's too bad, they really need to invent that), you can keep up with Temple happenings and be part of our beautiful Shabbat services. It is now easily accessible through our website at
Important Upcoming Dates
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, January 4th at 6:00 PM
Join us for our latest and greatest Shabbat event, our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person   you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service.  Thursday, January 3rd at 5:00 PM  is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
A Cantor's Concert
Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos
Saturday, January 26th
Shir Hadash invites everyone to a special havdalah program with Cantor Felder-Levy and six of her esteemed colleagues to honor and celebrate the Jewish and secular works of Leonard Bernstein on the centennial of his birth. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register now.
Mah Jongg Cards 2019
Deadline: January 30, 2019
Believe it or not - it's that time again! Calling all Mah Jongg players! Time to reorder cards for the year 2019.
Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more money is rebated to us. Please make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.
Please click here for more information.
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM
Registration Open!
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! Please note that the exact location will be provided after we receive your RSVP. To register, click here . If you have questions, please contact Shirley Lee at sabl@sbcglobal.net .
Community Events
Winter Day Camp
Addison- Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
Thursday, December 20th - Tuesday, January 8th
Relive your favorite activities of summer camp in the winter. Join your favorite counselors and do activities that include youth sports, winter arts and crafts, jumpy houses, holiday story time, science projects, and baking winter treats. Campers will also go on a field trip each Wednesday! For more information and to sign up, click here .
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