Services & Events
Friday, September 30
6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, October 7
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service and Board Installation*
*Please note that Shabbatluck Dinner has been canceled 
Saturday, October 8
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat

Friday, October 14
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service with Torah Service
High Holy Days Schedule
Sunday, October 2 Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00 PM Family Alternative Service (Geared for families with children grades 1-3)
8:00 PM Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

Monday, October 3 Rosh Hashanah
9:00 AM Children's Service (Geared for families with children Preschool - K)
10:00 AM La'atid Program (2 years - 2nd Grade)
10:00 AM Congregational Service
5:00 PM Tashlich at Oak Meadow Park, Sites 1 and 2

Sunday, October 9 Kever Avot
1:00 PM Kever Avot at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses

Tuesday, October 11 Kol Nidre
6:00 PM  Family Alternative Service (Geared for families with children grades 1-3)
8:00 PM Yom Kippur Evening Service

Wednesday, October 12 Yom Kippur
9:00 AM Children's Service (Geared for families with children Preschool - K)
10:00 AM Congregational Service
10:00 AM La'atid Program (2 years - 2nd Grade)
12:30 PM Sermon Discussion with Rabbi Magat
1:00 PM Social Action/Tikkun Olam Discussion
1:00 PM Teen Discussion with Randy Levinson
2:00 PM Yoga
2:45 PM Study Session with Phil Hankin
3:30 PM Afternoon Healing Service with Haftarah, led by Ritual Committee
4:15 PM Musical Interlude
5:00 PM Yizkor, Neilah, and Havdalah Services
6:30 PM (approx.) Break the Fast

Countdown to the High Holy Days...
High Holy Day tickets were mailed out to all Temple members in good standing (all financial obligations paid through August 2016)!  Be sure to check your mailboxes and call the office if you have any questions.    If you would like to purchase additional tickets for services or register for our FREE children and family services, you may do so by contacting the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.  
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.
Fill out this form to sign up for volunteering!    
Break the Fast
Our Sisterhood will once again provide a kiddush style break the fast at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 following our Yom Kippur Services at Heritage Theatre.  To RSVP and/or become a sponsor, click here.
Live Web Streaming
We are Live Streaming Again!
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to be streaming our High Holiday Services again this year.  You can find the link on our High Holidays page on our website, or by clicking here.

Monday, October 3 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.

Kever Avot
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 PM
The tradition of visits before the High Holy Days began in the 14th century. More recent Jewish history recounts regular pilgrimages to the burial sites of revered rabbis and loved ones. Visitors showed love and respect for the departed and prayed for the soul's safe journey to heaven. We will meet at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of the Roses.  300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes and join our free dancing class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. This class takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join.

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 8 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!

Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 PM
Bring your own dinner, dessert to share, and your artistic flare!  Eat dinner under the stars with your Temple family and decorate the sukkah.  A special Sukkot festival service will follow.

An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
A Conversation About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects
Friday, October 21 at 11:30 AM
A conversation about Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, with Maen Rashid Areikat, Ambassador to the Palestinian Delegation to the United States, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, Founder & President of J Street.  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most complex and polarizing conflicts in modern history.  Nearly seventy years after the foundation of Israel and fifty years since the beginning of the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank territories, the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians seems to be as far as ever from a resolution.  How can Israeli and Palestinian leaders move toward a sustainable peace?  Can the US and the international community help to bridge gaps and bring the two sides together?
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