Temple Emanu-El Happenings
High Holy Days Registration
Register Today

L'Shana Tova and Happy New Year. Registration is now available for all of our High Holy Days services! We will be hosting many of these services and experiences via Zoom, in addition to streaming on YouTube. Registration is required to receive the links and details. We look forward to seeing you online during services!

If you are not a member of Temple Emanu-El, you are more than welcome to join us for High Holy Days services. Registration is required to receive the links.

High Holy Day Tech Support
Do you have questions about participating in High Holy Day Services? Do you want practice using Zoom? The Temple Emanu-El staff is here to help and answer any questions that you may have. We want to make this High Holy Day experience easy and stress free.

If you need direct support, please call

Stephanie Pollock at: 310-930-7652
Oliver Housman: 650-678-5567

Make an appointment today by calling 408-292-0939 or emailing us at admin@templesanjose.org.
Service & Event Times
Fri., Sept. 25th
7:00 PM

Sun., Sept. 27th
9:00 AM

Sun., Sept. 27th
7:00 PM

Sun., Sept. 27th
7:00 PM
Mon., Sept. 28th
9:00 AM
Mon., Sept. 28th
10:00 AM
Mon., Sept. 28th
11:30 AM
Mon., Sept. 28th
1:00 PM
Mon., Sept. 28th
2:30 PM
Mon., Sept. 28th
4:15 PM
Mon., Sept. 28th
5:00 PM
Fri., Oct. 2nd
6:00 PM
Important Upcoming Events
Annual Campaign
Shana Tova! We hope you joined us for Rosh Hashanah services & heard from Temple Emanu- President Steve Krandel about the Annual Campaign. We have an aggressive goal of $100,000 this year to help provide health and safety at Temple Emanu-El, in addition to programming for our congregants. Learn more below and please consider donating today.

Yom Kippur Schedule

Kol Nidre      Sunday, September 27
  •  7:00pm - Streamed Kol Nidre Service
  • 8:00pm - Live Kol Nidre Service Ending & Noneg

Yom Kippur    Monday, September 28
  •  9:00am - Live Tot Yom Kippur Experience
  • 10:00am - Streamed Yom Kippur Service
  • 11:30am - Live Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity 
  • 1:00pm - Live Tikkun Olam
  • 2:30pm - Streamed Healing Service
  • 4:15pm - Musical interlude
  • 5:00pm - Live Yizkor/Neilah
  • 6:30pm - Live Havdalah
Yom Kippur Tikkun Olam Discussions
Monday, September 28 // 1:30pm

As tradition on Yom Kippur, we will continue to have our Panel Discussion on Tikkun Olam. But this year, we are offering a new opportunity.

Feel free to choose from any of the following 3 discussions. You will access them through the schedule link you received when you registered.

The topics will be :
  • Israel - Hosted by Rabbi Magat
  • Green Team - Hosted by Bob Levy
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Hosted by Sharon Genkin

Erev Sukkot & Shabbat Experience
Friday, October 2nd // 6pm

Join the clergy for this special zoom Shabbat & Sukkot experience. Members will be making their own mini-Sukkah using the kits they have received. Non-members - feel free to create your own mini-sukkah with whatever you might have at home! 

Community Events
Bone Marrow Donor Needed
A friend of a Temple Emanu-El community member is needing a Bone Marrow donor. Jordan was recently diagnosed with leukemia and needs to find a bone marrow donor match. Jordan is 24 years old, bi-racial (Black and white), and Jewish, which is a hard match to find. If you are able to support him or can help out, please click the link below.

CSU Ethnic Studies Curriculum Review
California is in the process of adopting a first-in-the-nation mandatory ethnic studies curriculum. The legislation for the CSU campuses and for high schools was passed. The contents of the curriculum for high schools is not yet finalized. The original draft of the HS curriculum was very problematic for Jews. After over 18,000 negative comments sent to the Dept of Education via the "IQC," the "Instructional Quality Commission") and a new curriculum was proposed in August (Click here to read) However, there are significant problems with this second draft (refer to analysis by StandWithUs among others), and in addition, the Superintendent of Instruction "recommended" changes at the last minute that eroded confidence in the good faith of the drafters and the ultimate outcome of the process.

Act now by September 30: - Click on the Organization to get involved

Prop. 15 Forum
Tuesday, October 6 // 7pm

Proposition 15: The lack of funding for California’s schools and essential local services is a profound problem in California. Is Proposition 15 a good solution? What does the measure actually do? What Jewish perspectives might inform this vote?
RAC-CA is not taking a pro or con position on Prop. 15, rather we are planning our biggest action yet to shed light on the proposition and the issues it addresses with clear information, Jewish wisdom, and dialogue. RAC-CA’s Forum on Prop 15 will be on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m

California State Senate Virtual Forum
Wednesday, October 7 // 7pm

The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (JCRC), and Latinos United for a New America (LUNA) are hosting a virtual candidate forum for the California District 15 State Senate seat, for which Dave Cortese and Ann Ravel are candidates. Please join us for a discussion centered around issues related to equality to learn more about the upcoming election.


Questions? Contact Diane Fisher at diane@jvalley.org.
Pride in Your Sukkah
Thursday, October 8 // 8pm

LGBTQ in Israel: When Tel Aviv Meets the Rabbinate

Matan Zamir Deputy Consul General in SF grew up in Jerusalem where his family has lived for nine generations. He is a lawyer; he received his L.L.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2008 and like any passionate Israeli, Matan enjoys his basketball, and upon moving to San Francisco he became a proud Golden State fan. Zamir and his American partner Dylan Chuilli, are excited to be in San Francisco and the couple, who are avid wine connoisseurs, enjoy exploring California's wine country. As an interfaith couple — Chuilli is a non-practicing Christian — Zamir told the Bay Area Reporter during an interview earlier this month that he looks forward to working with the San Francisco Bay Area's large interfaith community.

Voter Engagement
The General Election is coming up soon, on November 3rd. It's important to have your voice be heard, for any issue that you support. Here are different ways that you can register to vote and have your voice be heard. How will you encourage others to vote this election?

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