Tot Shabbat Celebrating Barb
Friday, February 17 at 6:00 PM

Brotherhood Shabbat
Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Jeremy Meltzer
Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 AM

Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, February 24 at 6:30 PM

Bat Mitzvah of Harriet Saltzman
Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 AM

Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 at 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan led by 6th Grade
Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat Celebrating our Preschool Director Barbara Smead!
Friday, February 17 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 this special Tot Shabbat honoring Barb's 50th birthday, 30th year as a Preschool Director, and 16th year at TEPS.  Following services, enjoy a delicious catered and potluck dinner.  Please RSVP to so we can have an accurate count for food.
Brotherhood Shabbat
Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM
Brotherhood, the men's auxiliary at Temple Emanu-El leads a Shabbat service during the year. They have adapted a liturgy created by the Men of Reform Judaism, the national organization, adding their own selection of readings.
Calling All Actors and Actresses!
Sign up with Cantor by February 17
Calling all actors, actresses, and dramatic readers! The Temple Ritual Committee is looking for animated individuals or small groups that are interested in taking part in our annual Purim Megillah Reading on Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 PM. Cantor Edmondson will divide up the various chapters of the Megillah, and each individual or group can do a dramatic reading, skit, or other presentation to relay the story of Queen Esther. If you are interested, please contact Cantor Amanda by Friday, February 17.
We Are Closed
Monday, February 20
Please note that the Temple Clergy, Administrative, and Preschool offices wil be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeil 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.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, February 22 at 12:00 PM
Food for your body.  Food for your soul.  Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion.  Together we will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our historic teachings.  Bring your lunch and be ready to get a new perspective on Torah. Open to members and non-members and no previous Torah study is required.
Refugees Need Your Help!
Through February 25
Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley serves 200 vulnerable refuges each year and distributes food to benefit these hard working families in our community who are facing food insecurity.  This year, JFS' funding for emergency food was greatly reduced due to the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board reducing its allocation to Santa Clara County. Please help refugee families by donating non-perishable food items at the bin at Temple Emanu-El.  Thank you for your support! Questions? Contact Leo Michels:
Send Mishloach Manot!
Send by March 2
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.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service 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. All are welcome to meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner before 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
Purim Carnival Wristbands
Purchase by March 5
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, boxed lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, a fantastic raffle, and more!  NEW THIS YEAR: Purchase your Purim Carnival Wristbands and order lunches online here.
Student Mitzvah Project
Through May 21
Josh Tucker and Jeremy Meltzer are joining together for their mitzvah project. We are helping out the organization Pitch In For Baseball which gives kids who can't afford baseball gear the chance to play. We are collecting gear and money for this cause. We hope you'll help out as well. There will be a box outside the synagogue for you to put new or gently used baseball gear in. The box will be there until the end of religious school (May 21). Also, you can donate money, using the link below. Thanks for your help!

In the Community
Dinner with Joel Hoffman, Author of "The Bible Doesn't Say That"
Sunday, February 19 at 7:00 PM
Come to a dinner and talk with author Joel Hoffman, author of The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings. Tickets $36 (JCC members $24). Tickets and more info.
JFS Grief Support Group
Sunday, February 26 at 12:00 PM
This group is for adults who are grieving a spouse, parent, child, friend, or anyone.  It is a safe space to talk about grief and obtain support and feedback.  Run by LCSW Lisa Warner, Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS.  Held in the JFS Classroom at 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

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