Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Purim Shpiel
Sunday, February 28th // 10:00am

Ready for Purim? We've got a great Purim Shpiel planned, featuring Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, Phil, and some of our Religious School students. We can't wait to share it with you!

Service & Event Times
Thurs., Feb. 18th
7:00 PM
Fri., Feb. 19th
6:00 PM

Fri., Feb. 19th
7:00 PM
Sun., Feb. 21st
10:00 AM
Mon., Feb. 22nd
7:00 PM
Wed., Feb. 24th
12:00 PM
Wed., Feb. 24th
7:00 PM
Thurs., Feb. 25th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Feb. 25th
6:00 PM
Fri., Feb. 26th
6:30 PM
Sun., Feb. 28th
10:00 AM
Sun., Feb. 28th
12:00 PM
Mon., Mar. 1st
7:00 PM
Important Upcoming Events
Streaming Tot Shabbat
Friday, February 19th // 6:00pm

Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months. ! The perfect way to teach your children about 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.

Streaming Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, February 19th // 7:00pm

Join us tonight for Streaming Kabbalat Shabbat Services. For right now, we will continue to host services online. Rabbi Magat & Cantor Edmondson will be be streaming services so you can participate and hear Refuah Shlemah & the Yahrzeit list. Announcements will be shared at the end of services.

Chat with the Rabbi
Tuesday, February 16th // 12:00pm

Want to Chat with the Rabbi? Want to catch up with your fellow congregants? Bring your lunch for a relaxing lunch & chat session.

Virtual Israel Tour
Sunday, February 21st // 10:00am

Join Muki for the LAST episode of our Virtual Israel tour. This has been a great way to tour Israel, learn about the culture and more! Thank you to everyone who has joined us for the previous sessions.

Zig Zag: I Cannot Tell a Lie, Happy Hour
Monday, February 22nd // 7:00pm

George Washington could not tell a lie, and neither can we! Even if you didn’t chop down a cherry tree, you can “confess” to a “crime” (like playing hooky or forging a parent’s signature on a report card) as we celebrate George’s birthday at a Happy Hour. Come and confess or just schmooze.

Zig Zag: Grown & Flown
Wednesday, February 24th // 7:00pm

This is the kickoff of the new "Grown and Flown" Parents group for parents of teens thru young adults (ages 16-20's). Join Debbie Michels & Rachelle Vogler for a great evening discussion.

TV Film Chat
Thursday, February 25th // 12:00pm

We invite you to join us today as Rabbi Magat & Phil Hankin, Director of Education for Temple Emanu-El, for bi-monthly discussions, where they review and break down current & relevant TV shows.

Erev Purim Adult Trivia Experience
Thursday, February 25th // 6:00pm

Join Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, and your fellow congregants for a Purim Trivia Experience. Think you know everything about Purim & it's history? Test your knowledge against your friends. This trivia experience is geared towards adults. Register below and tell your friends to sign up too!

Jews of Lithuania
Sunday, February 28th // 12:00pm

Join Shirley Lee on the next stop on her worldwide adventure! This time, she takes us on a tour of Lithuania to visit Jewish historical sites & more! Be sure to register for this unique experience! This virtual tour is FREE and open to everyone! Invite your friends from around the world to come join us!

Reform Judaism's Sacred Path
Monday, March 1st // 7:00pm

Join Rabbi Postrel as he leads an exploration into Jewish beliefs, core values and more. This journey will be spiritual and theological, as we try to answer Judaism's questions.

Sefer Club
Sunday, March 14th // 7pm

Join your fellow congregants for our next Sefer Club meeting! This month, we'll be reading "Black, White and Jewish", by Rebecca Walker. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

Tikkun Olam Committee
The Tikkun Olam Committee and Parents Circle – Families Forum invite you to join a virtual conversation with two courageous bereaved mothers, an Israeli and a Palestinian. Despite having paid the highest price in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – the loss of a child – both women have chosen a unique path of reconciliation and dialogue instead of revenge.

Date TBD in February, but will be at 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. because of the time difference between Israel and California. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please contact Marci Gerston at marci.gerston@gmail.com or admin@templesanjose.org.
Community Events
Hillel L'Dor V'Dor
Sunday, February 21, 2021 // 5:00pm on Zoom

At the event, we will be honoring community members Dan Pitt and Barbara Green for their many years of dedicated service on behalf of the students we serve. We are proud to announce that this year’s student honoree is Ron Levy. Ron is President of the Students Supporting Israel club and member of the Jewish Students Union at San Jose State University.

Operation Dignity
Please join us to help Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley ensure that the urgent and critical emergency needs of Silicon Valley’s Holocaust Survivors do not go unmet. Every dollar donated to Operation Dignity will be matched by KAVOD SHEF in partnership with Seed the Dream Foundation up to $45,000. 

Every dollar raised goes directly to our community's Holocaust survivors.

Temple Emanu-El
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San Jose, CA 95126

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