Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 17 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Ritual Committee
Friday, November 24 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with the 3rd and 6th grades and MazelTones
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM
Bar Mitzvah of Jared Nussbaum
Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 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
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.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, November 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 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!
Erev Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Everything you've always wondered about Judaism but were afraid to ask. Rabbi Dana Magat, with humor and wisdom, answers all questions regarding Jewish history, customs, and beliefs  At the same time, participate in our service and meet our warm, friendly Temple community at the Oneg following. 
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.
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 AM
Learn about reducing the Temple's environmental footprint and encouraging environmental awareness within the community by joining the Temple Emanu-El Green Team.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, November 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 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.
Tuesday, November 28
Donate to Temple Emanu-El on #GivingTuesday, November 28, a global day dedicated to giving back, where nonprofits, individuals, families, and communities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and giving.
Feeling like you can't wait that long? You can donate anytime from now until December 31st, 2017! All donations, big and small are welcome and help support Temple Emanu-El's annual campaign.
Whether you contribute $5 or $500, your support is greatly appreciated.
Be sure to donate here anytime or on November 28 for #GivingTuesday.   Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live updates the day of #GivingTuesday! 
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, December 1 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.
On December 1, our family service will be led by our 6th Grade Class and will feature the participation of our 3rd 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
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 3rd and 6th Grades and the MazelTones
This service includes the participation of our 3rd Grade Class with leadership from our 6th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Village House Shelter
Wednesday, December 6 - Wednesday, January 3
Village House addresses the needs of up to 15 medically fragile women through the provision of food, shelter, hygiene services, spiritual and part-time case management support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We encourage everyone to donate their time to Temple Emanu-El as we host these women.
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.  Childcare is available for children ages 2-11 at $25/child.  Sign up by contacting
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
Help share the joy of holiday meals with others! 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.
Now-December 19
Once again, Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. We have displayed in our foyer a dreidel board full of wish cards that you can choose from. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by December 19, and put a large smile on someone's face! For more information, check the Jewish Family Services Embrace-A-Family webpage at We appreciate your passing along  information about the Embrace-A-Family Target Gift Registry to family and friends who live out of the Silicon Valley.  Any questions? Contact Lori Cinnamon at 408-357-7467 or   
Camp Newman Update
Registration began November 12
URJ Camp Newman is thrilled to announce our summer 2018 home, Cal Maritime , a beautifully scenic campus in Vallejo, CA. For all your questions, please refer to this link.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126