Erev Shabbat Family Service with 6th and 7th Grades and MazelTones
Friday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Aurora Zeltser
Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 AM
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon and Song
Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 AM
Bat Mitzvah of Sarah Vogler
Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 17 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zahav Members
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
The Annual Campaign
Erev Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of our Annual Campaign.  Contributions to this campaign are an important part of our year round effort to ensure that Temple Emanu-El maintains its existing programs and events while continuously growing our offerings to our members and community.  All gifts to the Annual Campaign make a difference in the lives of your fellow congregants.  Thank you for your support of our Temple and our community.   Click here to donate if you have not done so already
Edwin Black- Guest Speaker
Sunday, November 5 at 12:30 PM
On November 2, 1917 The 
Balfour Agreement helped 
create the State of Israel. 100 years later, discover what it means. Join us as we welcome Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author, IBM and the Holocaust, The Farhud & 
Financing the Flames. This event is free and open to the community and snacks will be provided.
Death and Dying Course
Sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 at 11:30 AM
Join Rabbi Magat for an Adult Education Course on Death and Dying.  This course will investigate traditional and Reform Jewish practices, customs, and concepts surrounding death. We will also discuss some of the important issues that surround bereavement and the grieving process. Finally, we will investigate some modern theories concerning the stages of grief. We will also spend time discussing life after death and how death relates to our beliefs.
Free to members.  Small donation requested from non-members.  RSVP to
Preschool Turkey and Canned Food Drive
Now-November 21
Please join Temple Emanu-El Preschool in our annual Turkey and Canned Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Community Services.
Turkeys (frozen), canned food and donations (made payable to Sacred Heart) can be delivered to the preschool between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday 11/1-22. Please help us to touch the lives of others!!!
Contact Barbara 408-293-8660 or with any questions.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service with 6th and 7th Grades and MazelTones
Friday, November 3 at 7:00 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.

On November 3, our family service will led by our 6th Grade Class with participation from our 7th Grade Class.

Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.

Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name: 
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit M-Z: Main Dish
We hope to you see you there!
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, November 7 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.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 11 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!
Sisterhood Holiday Boutique
Sunday, November 12 at 11:00 AM
Join us for all your holiday needs. There will be arts & crafts, a bake sale, and second chance gifts. 
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 PM at 
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S
Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Please join the interfaith community of San Jose in giving thanks. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food to donate to Second Harvest. Pie and refreshments will be served following the service.
Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 17. Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  A delicious, vegetarian, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.
We are Going to Israel
Temple Emanu-El has two unique and fun opportunities to travel to Israel with Rabbi Dana Magat in the near future.  Each trip is an amazing opportunity to connect to Judaism, your fellow congregants, and more!
Trip One: June 18-29, 2018.  For adults looking to return to Israel and experience the country on a deeper level.
Trip Two: July 4-15, 2018.  For families and first time Israel travelers.

In the Community
Temple Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive
We are participating in the holiday dinner drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Donate online here.  You may also donate by mailing a check to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 made out to Second Harvest Food Bank with "Holiday Dinner Drive" in the memo line.
SBI Speaker Series: Jessica Fishman, "Chutzpah & High Heels"
November 7, 2017 at  Congregation Beth David, 7:30-9:00pm
Jessica Fishman, Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land. A funny, dramatic, and at times heart-rending memoir by a Minnesota native who moved to Israel. Free. This event is part of the South Bay Institute speaker series, organized by the JCC, Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, Yavneh Day School, and the Community Relations Council. Register at

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126