Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Hi everyone!

Wanted to give you all a quick update about our progress in transitioning to a new database! The transition is going very smoothly and we are excited for a new, beautiful website. We plan to wrap it up by the end of May, but until then, here are a few reminders:

  • The Administrative Staff continues to be unavailable on Mondays. This means that the phone will be answered by volunteers and messages taken will be responded to on Tuesdays; emails will also be responded to on Tuesdays.
  • Our entire system is being changed, so get ready for differences in the way you login, register for events, and do other activities. We are changing our web host, so we are doing extensive amounts of data transfer and new website setup. While we're busy on the back-end of things, you won't notice anything until we switch to the new site.
  • Our website will be getting a fresh new look! This will also affect your experience of the website, and you will find that it's a lot more user-friendly than before.
  • Your usernames and passwords will change once the move is complete. When we have finished with the website transfer, your old logins will no longer be valid. Don't worry - we'll be in touch to help you with new account setup and fill you in on the process.

We appreciate your patience as we make our finishing touches to the website. Stay tuned for more updates!

Stephanie Pollock and the Administrative Staff
Service & Event Times
Sat. May 11th
9:00 AM
Tues. May 14th
7:30 PM
Fri. May 17th
6:00 PM

Sat. May 18th
10:00 AM
Sun. May 19th
12:30 PM
Tues. May 21st
7:30 PM
Fri. May 24th
6:30 PM
Fri. May 31st
6:30 PM

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Saturday, May 11th
A message from Tikkun Olam:
Support the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive this month. This  Saturday, May 11 , letter carriers will collect donations of healthy, nonperishable items in cans, boxes and other sturdy containers. Leave donations by your mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up during your regular mail delivery that day. All donations will be delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank and other local community pantries. If your donations aren't picked up on May 11, please call the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) local office at (408) 288-8138 to request a pick up. Learn more about the  food drive or click here for Frequently Asked Questions .
Jews and Brews
Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM
Join Temple Emanu-El for another friendly night out at Taplands in Santa Clara. 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. RSVP on Facebook .
Yoga Minyan
Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 AM
Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a Shabbat yoga class in the BFR, combining mindful movement, creative ritual and reflective study. This class is gentle and suitable for all levels, with modifications offered to meet individual needs. Come with a beginners mind and an open heart, and get ready to stretch your body into Shabbat! Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org .
End of School BBQ
Sunday, May 19th at 12:30 PM
Join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and musical fun for the kids. Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process. Prospective members are welcome and we’d love to see you there. No RSVP is required.
Important Upcoming Dates
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 11th 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 and Torah talk! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Tot Shabbat with Free Dinner
Friday, May 17th at 6:00 PM
Families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah. All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, May 24th at 6:30 PM
Join us for the last Shabbat HaNefesh of the season! This will be a chance to come together for a soulful Shabbat experience and a delicious feast. The next one won't be until the end of September, so don't miss out!
Potluck Dinner and Tikkun Olam Discussion
Friday, May 31st at 7:30 PM
Join us after our 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service for a potluck dinner and Tikkun Olam discussion! Bring a dish to share as we discuss the Israeli elections and hot topics facing us as Jews. Please RSVP to Marci Gerston at marci.gerston@gmail.com.
Community Events
Israel Independence Day
Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the JCC! For ages 12+. Click here to get tickets !
5:15pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in Hebrew (free)
6:30pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in English (free)
7:00pm Israeli buffet dinner followed by 7:30pm performance, "A Musical Journey: Israeli Songs Through The Years".
For more information, contact the APJCC at mayat@apjcc.org .
Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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(408) 292-0939