Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Service & Event Times
Fri., Dec. 13th
7:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 14th
9:00 AM
Sun., Dec. 15th
9:30 AM
Sun., Dec. 15th
10:00 AM
Fri., Dec. 20th
6:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 20th
7:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 21st
9:00 AM
Tues., Dec. 24th
6:00 PM
Friday., Dec. 27th
6:30 PM
Tues., Jan. 7th
7:30 PM
Wed., Jan. 8th
12:00 PM
Brotherhood Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank
January 22nd - 5:30pm

Join the Brotherhood at the Second Harvest Food Bank as they help to feed families in our area. We invite everyone who is 14 and older to come join us as we give back to the community.

We will be meeting at 5:30pm at Second Harvest Food Bank ( Directions here ) & TOGO Sandwiches will be provided to participants. Rides can be arranged as necessary.

Please contact Dan Lee via email if you are interested. You can call or text them at:


Important Upcoming Events
Kabbalat Shabbat
December 27 - 6:30pm

Our Shabbat HaNefesh on December 27th has been changed to a regular Kabbalat Shabbat. There will no longer be a dinner before the service.
Annual Holiday Fair
December 15 - 10am

Needing to do some holiday shopping? We've got you covered. We will have many different vendors selling a wide range of holiday gifts.

If you stick around during lunch time, there is a chance to support our EESY Youth Group.

Additionally, there's an opportunity to help support recent Bat Mitzvahs Ellie & Graycie through Confections for Cancer. Their donations support the Silicon Valley Breast Cancer Association.

We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Fair!

Yoga Shabbat with Rabbi Lori Matzkin
December 21 - 9am
Makom Yoga: Stretching into Shabbat

Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a Shabbat yoga class combining mindful movement, creative ritual and reflective study. Makom Yoga provides a refreshing mix of Jewish learning (with themes flowing from the weekly parsha, upcoming holidays, and beyond) with guided meditation, breath work and asana practice.

Chinese Food Game Night
December 24 - 6pm
Need plans for Christmas? We got you covered. BIG fun for a SMALL price! Enjoy family game night. We will have lots of board games available to play!

Member Prices: $10/person, $7.50/child (12 and under)

Non-Member Prices: $15/person, $10/child (12 and under)

You may bring other liquid refreshments.
Coffee, Shmear & Schmooze
December 29 - 10am

Coming home for the winter break? Looking to catch up with friends? Rabbi Magat is hosting an event for college age TEE members who want to hang out during the break. It's a great opportunity to chat with old friends about college & plans after graduation. Let your college age kids know about this great event!

It will be held at Noah & Leo Michel's house in San Jose.

RSVP by calling the Temple: 408-292-0939 or emailing admin@templesanjose.org
Sisterhood Gift Shop
Hanukkah in coming and we’re gearing up. Stop in and check us out.

·    Menorahs
·    Candles
·    Giftware for adults
·    Children’s gifts
·    Men and Women’s Jewelry, both costume, sterling silver and 14k gold
·    New items arriving daily

Mah Jongg Cards 2020
Calling all Mah Jongg Players!

Time to reorder cards for 2020! Get the call out to all your Mah Jongg friends! Please gather all information and monies, and remit to HARRIET SALTZMAN or to the Temple Office, earmarked for Sisterhood.

Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser, and the more individual cards ordered, the more that we make. Please make out all checks to:

The price of the cards are the same price. $8.00 for the standard (small) card and $9.00 for the large print card. Hooray for that!

The deadline for all information is Junary 30th, 2020. The final listing is due in the National Mah Jongg Office in New York by February 1, 2020.

So you Mah Jongg Mavens, Let's get busy!

If you have any questions, please email Sisterhood@templesanjose.org or admin@templesanjose.org
Community Events
Build a LEGO Menorah at the APJCC
December 12, 4:30-6:30pm

Help build a Hanukah menorah out of 5000 LEGO® pieces, with the APJCC, PJ Library, Yavneh Day School, and Play-Well TEKnologies to build the largest LEGO Menorah in California! At the Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

More info: mayat@apjcc.org
Latkes & Ladoos: A Celebration of Light
December 21 - 5:30pm

Please join us for an evening of dancing and delicious, traditional food in a joint celebration of Chanukah and Diwali!

Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

Need help? Contact us!

(408) 292-0939