Erev Shabbat Shira Service
Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with The MazelTones
Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM

Erev Shabbat Service - Camp Newman Style
Friday, February 9 at 5:45 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Shira Service
Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
We are delighted to have Shabbat Shira (Shabbat in Song) which commemorates the time in our people's history when the Israelites crossed the parted sea and sang the song of freedom - Mi Chamocha.
We'll have a short Kabbalat Shabbat service and immediately following we'll have a special guest band,  No|Ya put on a concert. They are a 3-piece band that creates ambient-style music with solo features on top. The soloist of the band is our very own Alan Chen, who plays violin for us on the High Holy Days. You don't want to miss this fun service!
Shabbat In Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
Celebrate Shabbat in Nature with a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Dana Magat.  This Tu B'Shvat themed  Shabbat in Nature will be followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos.  233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
What does it mean to be Jewish?
Sunday, January 28 at 11:30 AM
Join Rabbi Magat for a unique, fun, and informative Adult Education opportunity learning what it means to be Jewish!  Get all your Judaism related questions answered in an informative and fun manner.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeli dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.
Green Team Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, February 3 at 8:45 AM at the corner of Santa Teresa Blvd & Encinal Drive
Get dirty and plant some trees with the Green Team and Our City Forests.  Please arrive by 8:45 AM to sign in. We will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with a brief planting and tool safety demonstration for all volunteers. The event should last until about noon.  Please wear closed toe shoes (this is mandatory), bring a water bottle, and sun/rain protection. We plant RAIN or SHINE.   The minimum age for volunteers is 18 for we will be planting on the median strip.  If you plan on joining us please RSVP to or call/text Bob at 408-834-9725.
Sign Up Today for Neighborhood Havdalah!
Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 PM
Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to start the new week at Winter Neighborhood Havdalah.  Gather at a private home in your area to meet, chat, nosh and enjoy this wonderful tradition of saying goodbye to Shabbat under the stars.  The hosts will provide the home, guests will bring an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual materials!  Register here.  Non-members are welcome!
Preschool Open House
Tuesday, February 6 at 5:00 PM
This is a fun night for families interested in our program to come and check us out. 
Our program accepts children ages 2-6.
We will have activities for the kids in each  classroom, the entire staff will be present to answer any questions and the playground  will be available for tours.
Congregational Retreat
February 9-10.  Begins with a Camp-Style Shabbat Service at 5:45 PM
We are thrilled to announce a fun and unique opportunity through our on-site Camp Retreat.  Join our clergy, staff, and members of the Temple Emanu-El family for a wonderful weekend at our Temple. This retreat will be filled with camp-style opportunities for everyone. Whether you are part of a family with children or an adult without kids, this is an enriching time together with plenty of activities, including stimulating discussions, inspiring services, singing, schmoozing, eating, and relaxing. Get all the information and register here.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, February 10 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!
Purim 2018
Purim Shpiel and Carnival
Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 AM
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, BBQ lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, and more!   To order wristbands, tickets, and lunches online, click here.

Adult Study Session and Megillah Reading
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy an adult study session and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Magat.  Bring your own beverages!  RSVP to

Send Mishloach Manot by March 5

Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies).  Click here to send today!   For more information on Purim, click here.  
In the Community
Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning at the JCC
Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning at the JCC. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops, and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and more than 35 teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers focusing on this year's theme: ReJEWvenation. Keynote speaker is Jewish activist Erin Schrode, with moderator Michael Krasny of KQED. Buy tickets now!
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Mah Jong Card Orders!
January 30, 2018

Get the call out to all your Mah Jongg games/players and gather all information and monies and remit to HARRIET SALTZMAN or to  the Temple office, earmarked for Sisterhood.

Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more monies are rebated to us. Please  make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.

The prices of the cards remain the same--$8.00 for the standard (small) card and $9.00 for the large print card.

The deadline for all information is JANUARY 30TH, 2018. The final listing is due in the National Mah Jongg League Office in New York by FEBRUARY 1, 2018.
First Friday Storytime with PJ LIbrary
Friday, February 2 at 3:15 PM
Join us every month for amazing stories, activities, songs, snacks and more! Open to children 6 months through 8 years old.  This FREE event takes place at Levy Family Campus 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.  For more information visit or contact Roni Wolfe: 408.357.7508
Community Day at Bay Area Friendship Circle 
Sunday, February 4 at 10:30 AM
February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. In recognition of this day, Friendship Circle is offering a unique opportunity for children ages 5-12 to come and learn more about their peers with special needs by participating in our Sunday Circle program. Each participant will be paired with a child with special needs and a Friendship Circle teen volunteer. Together they will experience our program and learn more about friendship, inclusion and acceptance. For more information and to register click here. . Registration is required.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126