Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, February 16 at 6:00 PM
Erev Scout Shabbat Service
Friday, February 16 at 7:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat - Brotherhood Shabbat
Friday, February 23 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service with the 4th and 5th grades
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, February 16 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, 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 Scout Shabbat Service
Friday, February 16 at 7:00 PM
Temple Emanu-El's connection with the Scouting movement remains strong.  Scouts from the Congregation and around the South Bay are invited to attend a Shabbat service, coming in uniform.
Temple Offices Closed
Monday, February 19
The Temple Administrative, Clergy, and Preschool Offices will be closed in observance of President's Day.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, February 20 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.
Purim 2018
Send Mishloach Manot by February 21
Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies).  Click here to send today!    For more information on Purim, click here.  
Purim Shpiel and Carnival
Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 AM
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, BBQ lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, and more!   To order wristbands, tickets, and lunches online, click here.

Adult Megillah Reading and Study Session 
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy an adult study session and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Magat.  Bring your own beverages!  RSVP to
Sisterhood Hamantaschen Baking
Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 PM
Grab your Apron and Rolling Pin!  Bring the whole family!!  Sisterhood members and Religious School families get together to roll, fill and pinch Hamantaschen to be baked.  These scratch made cookies will be provided to students in class and the rest will be sold at the Purim Carnival.  Join us at 6:00 PM in the Temple House.  And do bring that rolling pin if you have one.  It's a fun time!
Brotherhood Shabbat
Friday, February 23 at 6:30 PM
Brotherhood, the men's auxiliary at Temple Emanu-El leads a Shabbat service during the year. They have adapted a liturgy created by the Men of Reform Judaism, the national organization, adding their own selection of readings.
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, March 2 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.
A-L: Main Dish; M-Z: Side Dish, Salad, Fruit
Erev Shabbat Family Service with 4th and 5th Grades
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 4th Grade Class with leadership from our 5th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. Most Family Services are preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Brotherhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 PM
Brotherhood will be holding our annual paid up dinner.  We invite all Brotherhood members and their significant others to attend.  This year we will be enjoying an expertly prepared New Orleans Style New York Strip Roast, Baked Potato, Brussel Sprouts, Dessert and Wine all included with your Brotherhood membership.  

This event is free for members of Brotherhood and their significant other.

If you haven't joined Brotherhood - it is not too late! Join Here!  

While the event is free we still need to assure we have enough food so please register here or call Roy Vogler at 408-761-3525 to confirm your seat(s).
Youth Enrichment Scholarships
Apply by Sunday, March 11
Applications for youth summer scholarships are now being accepted by the Youth Enrichment Fund through March 11.  All who apply will receive a minimum of $100 and we will be awarding 2 $1000 merit scholarships which when matched by Newman will cover the ENTIRE cost of a 10 day session.  Need based awards are also available.  Applications are available on our website.
seder plate
Registration is Open: Second Night Seder!
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
It's time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm clergy-led seder, and have a joyous time with your friends, family, and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a family-friendly setting. Vegetarian meals available upon request.  Register here by March 23!
In the Community
Fried Chicken and Latkes with Rain Pryor
Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 PM
Rain tells hilarious and heart-wrenching stories of growing up Black and Jewish in Beverly Hills. Her father was comic genius Richard Pryor, and her Jewish mother was a go-go dancer turned Astronomer! Funny, Compelling, Outstanding! Adult themes and language.
Tickets are $40 and available here.  Held at School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, Ca 95116.
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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126