Erev Simchat Torah Service
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 PM
Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services
Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Shabbat in Nature with Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Naomi Brown
Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 AM
Legacy Kabbalat Shabbat Service with APJCC and JFSV
Friday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
Bar Mitzvah of William Gabbert
Saturday, October 28 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 will be recognized in Connections and 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
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Our Simchat Torah Service will be in honor of Camp Newman.  We will be observing Shloshim for our beloved camp.  Please wear your Camp Newman apparel this evening.
5:00 PM - Free pizza dinner for everyone.
5:30 PM - Erev Simchat Torah Service, Consecration of students (grades K and up) who are new to our Religious School, and Israeli Dancing.
Thursday, October 12
9:00 AM - Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services.
We are Closed
Thursday, October 12
Please note that the Temple Administrative, Clergy, and Preschool offices are closed on Thursday, October 12 in observance of Simchat Torah.
Shabbat in Nature with Baby Shabbat
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
Join us outdoors for a fall-themed, clergy led minyan service, followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike.  Bring a vegetarian dish to share.  This Shabbat in Nature will combine with our Baby Shabbat Service at Ed Levin County Park, Elm Picnic Area in Milpitas.  Parking is $6.  Dogs on leash are permitted.  This event is sponsored by the Ritual Committee.
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, October 14 at 6:30 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price! Enjoy family game night. We will have lots of board games available to play, and occasionally get a game of Poker or Mah Jongg together.
Member Prices: $2.50/person, $7/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $10/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Join the Kugel Brigade
Sunday, October 15 at 12:30 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Caring Committee is looking for volunteers to make "Noodle Kugels." We look forward to distributing them to Temple members who just came out of the hospital or rehab, to grieving families, for welcoming a new member, family or baby to the Temple, etc.  R.S.V.P.  to our Kugel Mavens Fagie Rosen - (408) 988-3270  or Harriet Saltzman - (408) 268-4311.
Preschool Dinner Night Out
Tuesday, October 17 at 4:00 PM
Please join us to help raise funds for Temple Emanu-El Preschool.  While we have a great time, help yourself to some amazing pizza!  Round Table Pizza is located at 2615 The Alameda in Santa Clara.  Mention the Preschool fundraiser when you dine-in, take-out, or delivery!  15% of the proceeds go to Temple Emanu-El Preschool. Bring this flyer to support Temple Emanu-El Preschool.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, October 17 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.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, October 20 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!
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
Rosh Chodesh 
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, October 22nd for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience, as Cantor Edmondson helps us welcome the new month of Cheshvan. This Rosh Chodesh experience, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, is open to all adult women in the congregation and will take place from 12:30PM until about 2PM. Each Rosh Chodesh experience will focus on different ideas and have different activities, and the month of Cheshvan is surprisingly one with no holy days. We will take this opportunity to sanctify the everyday and make our own personalized mezuzot! Please come, enjoy lunch lovingly provided by Sisterhood, and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about! A $5 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a MUST to BY FRIDAY AT NOON, OCTOBER 20TH.
Village House Women's Shelter Training
Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El will be housing up to 15 women from December 6 - January 3.  We will need help in many areas including laundry volunteers, meal volunteers, logistics, medical, intake, overnights, and more.  Please join us for one of these training sessions to learn how you can help!  
Legacy Kabbalat Shabbat Service with APJCC and JFSV
Friday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
This service is dedicated to recognizing those members of Temple Emanu-El and supporters of Jewish Family Services and The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley who, by their generous commitments, support the Jewish Community with a planned gift to one of these beloved organizations. We encourage everyone to come learn about the importance of legacy giving and about how to become a member of our L'dor V'dor Legacy Society.
Preschool Turkey and Canned Food Drive
November 1-21
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.
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.  Click here for more information or to register for a trip!

In the Community
Temple Emanu-El's 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.
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society 
Using her family's stories, Joan Adler will show how to flesh out the lives of people by writing vignettes about them and how to publish these stories in book form or post them on a family Web page with photographs where available, to bring your ancestors to life and to connect with them.
Option one: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Option two:
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Safe Cities Coalition
October 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM  at SJ City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St, SJ 95113, at Council Chambers, on 2nd floor.
We all have a role to play in keeping our cities safe.  We all have a voice, the right and responsibility to express what we want from our government.  Government works for us not the other way around.  Responsible gun owners understand the importance of keeping their guns secure or with a trigger lock when not in use.  We lock our jewelry, money, drugs, poisons in cabinets and knives so our young kids don't get to them.  Why not guns?  It makes no sense.  All the people I've spoken with while discussing this in public think it is already a law to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who should not have them. 
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