Erev Shabbat Family Service with the 4th and 5th grades
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Edmondson Baby Naming
Friday, March 9 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, March 16 at 7:00 PM
Mishloach Manot Pick-Ups!
Now Available in the Chapel
Tomorrow, Friday, March 2 following the Erev Shabbat Family Service, Mishloach Manot are available for pick-up in the Temple Emanu-El Chapel.  One per family, please.
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, March 2 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of each month before the Erev Shabbat Family Service.
A-L: Main Dish; M-Z: Side Dish, Salad, Fruit
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 4th and 5th Grades
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 4th Grade Class with leadership from our 5th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. Most Family Services are preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Brotherhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 PM
Brotherhood will be holding our annual paid up dinner.  We invite all Brotherhood members and their significant others to attend.  This year we will be enjoying an expertly prepared New Orleans Style New York Strip Roast, Baked Potato, Brussel Sprouts, Dessert and Wine all included with your Brotherhood membership.  

This event is free for members of Brotherhood and their significant other.

If you haven't joined Brotherhood - it is not too late! Join Here!  

While the event is free we still need to assure we have enough food so please register here or call Roy Vogler at 408-761-3525 to confirm your seat(s).
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, March 4 at 9:00 AM
Join the Green Team this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the Library as we assist the Temple in becoming a green certified synagogue. Prepare for Mitzvah Day and our upcoming Havdalah, Dinner, and a Movie.
Passover Candy
Order Online Today!
Passover arrives in Late-March, but it is not too early to order your Passover candy.  Place your orders on-line (PLEASE USE SCHOOL CODE 704652) or the old-fashioned way.  Either way, this is an important fundraiser for the school.  We receive 35% of the profits from all the sales.  This year all the profits will be added directly to the TEE Scholarship Fund.  So go out and sign up your relatives and friends.  ** Directions for on-line: Go to: ONLINE STORE, then: STUDENT SIGNUP.  Register at STUDENT SIGNUP by using the school code above.**
Israeli Dancing
Wednesday, March 6 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.
Erev Shabbat Service with Edmondson Baby Naming
Friday, March 9 at 7:00 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El during the Erev Shabbat Service on March 9 for the Baby Naming of Evelyn Mae Edmondson, daughter of Cantor Amanda and Ted Edmondson.  A special oneg will follow the service.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 AM
Need a change from diapers and drool?  Join other parents on the second Saturday of every month for a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 0-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah stories, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will follow this fun-filled program.  This is a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups with their peers-maybe even lifelong friends!  Babies and bagels and blessings, oh my!
EESY Casino Night and Shul-In
Saturday, March 10 at 5:00 PM
All 8th graders and older! Please join Temple Emanu-El's Senior Youth Group, EESY, for our annual Casino Night, combined with our Shul In filled with casino games, karaoke, dinner, and much more! Arrive at Temple Emanu-El on March 10 at 5:00 PM, stay the night, and leave at 8:00 AM! If you have any more questions, feel free to speak with an EESY board member or contact us through our email! Hope to see you there!
Youth Enrichment Scholarships
Apply by Sunday, March 11
Applications for youth summer scholarships are now being accepted by the Youth Enrichment Fund through March 11.  All who apply will receive a minimum of $100 and we will be awarding 2 $1000 merit scholarships which when matched by Newman will cover the ENTIRE cost of a 10 day session.  Need based awards are also available.  Applications are available on our website.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services? No need to worry at Tot Shabbat! Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Following services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Green Team Havdalah, Movie, and Dinner
Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy Havdalah, Dinner, and a Movie with the Temple Emanu-El  Green Team.  Dinner is on us!  RSVP to or 408-834-9725.  Wearing green to this 'green' event is encouraged for St. Patrick's Day and The Green Team!
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, March 18 for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience, as Cantor Edmondson helps us welcome the new month of Nisan. This Rosh Chodesh experience, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, is open to all adult women in the congregation. We will take this opportunity to celebrate and honor Miriam - the woman who brought song and dance to our ancestors after being freed from Egypt - by making our own timbrels! Please come, enjoy lunch lovingly provided by Sisterhood, and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about! A $15 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a MUST to or by calling the Temple office BY FRIDAY AT NOON, MARCH 16TH.
seder plate
Registration is Open: Second Night Seder!
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
It's time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm clergy-led seder, and have a joyous time with your friends, family, and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a family-friendly setting. Vegetarian meals available upon request.  Register here by March 23!
Hot off the Press!
Get your new Temple roster.
Our 2018 Temple Roster is available for pick-up.  Be sure to get the most up to date contact information for your Temple family and friends.  One roster per family and distribution will happen at Friday night services and Sunday during Religious School throughout March.
Mitzvah Project
March 4 to April 16
Recent B'nai mitzvah students, Rachel Weinberg of Temple Emanu-El and Sylvie Loh of Shir Hadash, are running a drive to collect gently used or new kitchen supplies for refugees in need. The collected items will be donated to the Jewish Family Services for refugee families. These families are in desperate need of kitchen items like pots and pans, spatulas, utensil sets, etc. Donated items must all be in good condition or new. From March 4 to April 16, there will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer where you can bring your donations.Thank you so much for your help!
In the Community
Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.  To join or support a team that is connected to Temple Emanu-El, click here.
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