Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Next up: Simchat Torah!

A huge thank you to all those who joined us for all (or some) of our High Holy Days services, either in person or via live streaming!

We will be completing the High Holy Days with Simchat Torah, which marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the start of a new cycle.

We will begin this Sunday, September 30th, at 5:00 PM with a free pizza dinner for members and non-members. It will be followed by a joyous Erev Simchat Torah Service, which will include the consecration of our new Religious School students and Israeli dancing.
Service & Event Times
Fri. September 28th
6:30 PM
Sun. September 30th
9:30 AM
Sun. September 30th
5:00 PM
Mon. October 1st
9:00 AM
Tues. October 2nd
7:30 PM
Wed. October 3rd
12:00 PM
Fri. October 5th
7:00 PM
Sat. October 6th
10:30 AM
Wed. October 10th
12:00 PM
Fri. October 12th
7:00 PM
Sat. October 13th
9:00 AM
Tues. October 16th
7:30 PM
TONIGHT: Sangria in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 PM
Join us for sangria, socializing, and snacks in our sukkah here at Temple Emanu-El! Non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. Open to all.
Annual Campaign
Our 2018 Annual Campaign has officially begun! Our Annual Campaign kicked off on Erev Rosh Hashanah and ends on December 31. Thank you to all our donors so far! Join your fellow congregants in supporting us by clicking here .
Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Introduction to Yoga Minyan
Friday, September 28th at 6:30 PM
Join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM followed by a small introduction to Yoga Minyan with Rabbi Laurie Matzkin. The session will include a refreshing mix of Jewish learning (with themes flowing from the weekly parsha, upcoming holidays, and beyond) with guided meditation, breath work and asana practice. Open to all.
Erev Simchat Torah Service & Morning and Yizkor Service
Sunday, September 30th at 5:00 PM
& Monday, October 1st at 9:00 AM
Join us for a free pizza dinner at 5:00 PM followed by our Erev Simchat Torah service at 5:30 PM. The service will also include the consecration of students (grades K and up) who are new to our Religious School, and Israeli dancing. The following morning at 9:00 AM, we will be holding Simchat Torah morning and Yizkor services in the chapel.
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for our third Jews and Brews! Meet new people and make new friends as we relax with good drinks and tasty snacks! All 21-and-up adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome. Please RSVP on Facebook .
Important Upcoming Dates
EESY Sleepover in the Sukkah
Saturday, September 29th at 6:00 PM through Sunday, September 30th
at 9:00 AM
To all temple teens, Temple Emanu El’s senior youth group, EESY, is hosting their annual Sleepover in the Sukkah! It will be September 29th to 30th, at around 6pm- 8am. Email us at
with any questions!
Baby & Paws Shabbat
Saturday, October 13th at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months. This special Shabbat will also include Paws Shabbat - bring your pet! Enjoy a walk around the neighborhood after a lovely Baby Shabbat service.
EESY Bowling with a Friend
Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 AM
Teens may join EESY for bowling until 1:00 PM. You may bring a friend. Please contact EESY to RSVP or get more information: eesy@templesanjose.org .
EESY Halloween Themed Night
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
Teens may join EESY for a Halloween themed night. Dress up and celebrate! Please contact EESY to RSVP or get more information: eesy@templesanjose.org .
Community Events
TONIGHT: School Board Candidates Reception
Thursday, September 27th at
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Join us at the African American Community Service Agency and meet the candidates for Santa Clara County School Boards and Community College Districts. Free and open to the public.  RSVP required .
TONIGHT: Free BRCA testing at Sherith Israel in San Francisco
Thursday, September 27th at
6:30 - 8:45 PM
Learn about how the BRCA mutation affects the risk of breast cancer. Men and women are welcome to attend. A free testing will be available onsite. Please click here for more information .
EcoPeace Middle East
Friday, October 5th at 12:00 - 1:30 PM
You are invited to join members of an interfaith religion study group co-sponsored by the Santa Clara University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute AND Temple Emanu-El for a presentation and discussion session. EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Their primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect a shared environmental heritage and to promote peace in the Middle East through cooperative environmental efforts.
To sign up, just send an e-mail to Len Schreibstein at  Lendebsch@aol.com.
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San Jose, CA 95126

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