Wine and Cheese honoring Annual Campaign Donors
Friday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, April 27 at 7:30 PM
4th Grade Minyan and Shabbaton
Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Family Service- Teacher Appreciation with 2nd and 3rd grades
Friday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zehav members
Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM
Rock Shabbat
Friday, April 27 Wine and Cheese honoring Annual Campaign Donors at 6:30 PM followed by Rock Shabbat Service at 7:30 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (piano, percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles.  Join us as we welcome the Sabbath in a fun and lively manner.  All members and non-members are invited to a service like you've never been to before.
Mitzvah Day - give back to your community!
Sunday, April 29 
Sign-up to donate blood beginning at 8:30 AM
Special composting workshop at 9:00 AM
Main Mitzvah Day Activities from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Come out for Temple Emanu-El's annual Mitzvah Day! A  family-friendly day of service and community engagement. Open to all members and non-members, please join in this day of caring and service for your Temple and community. You can donate books, bikes, eyeglasses and more, or do hands-on activities such as no-sew blankets, beautification projects at Temple, put together blessing bags for refugees and more! Free lunch provided.  Learn more and sign up here.
Lunch and Learn with the Cantor
Wednesday, May 2 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish knowledge!  Bring a sack lunch and join Cantor Edmondson on the first Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of Jewish liturgy and music. This event is open to the community.
Erev Shabbat Family Service - Teacher Appreciation with 2nd and 3rd Grades
Friday, May 4 Shabbatluck Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 2nd Grade Class with leadership from our 3rd Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. This Family Service is preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner at 6:00 PM.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us that will also recognize the amazing teaching staff of both our Religious School and Preschool.  The MazelTones, our junior choir, will also be singing during the service! 
Calling all Secret Agents: Casino Royale Gala 2018
Saturday, May 5 at 6:00 PM
Spy Headquarters closes soon for Temple Emanu-El's Casino Royale Gala 2018! The night will be full with dancing, an elegant dinner buffet, amazing silent and live auction items, casino games, and of course - intrigue. Sit down for an elegant dinner, partake in some espionage among fellow international spies, and sip cocktails on this special evening. To learn more or purchase tickets or even to up the ante and become a sponsor, click here.
End of School BBQ and Open House
Sunday, May 6 at 12:30 PM
Join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and fun for the kids. Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process. Prospective members are welcome and we'd love to see you there. No RSVP is required.
The 2018 South Bay Institute Speaker Series
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Jessica Zitter, Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life. An ICU and Palliative Care specialist offers a framework for a better way to exit life that could change our medical culture at the deepest level. Tickets $12 (member discount price $8).  Get tickets here.
Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zahav Members
Friday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
In 2013, Temple Emanu-El's Past Presidents Council introduced the Temple Emanu-El "Heart of Gold" or "Lev Zahav" Circle - created to acknowledge members of our congregation contributing $5,000 or more in annual dues.  These members are truly ensuring the future of Temple Emanu-El for our children and grandchildren. We are grateful for this very generous group! 
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM
Join other parents on the second Saturday of every month for a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 0-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, stories, and play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will follow this fun-filled program.  This is a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups with their peers-maybe even lifelong friends!  Babies and bagels and blessings, oh my!
Mitzvah Project
April 21 - May 20
Upcoming Bar Mitzvah student, Evan Dworkin, is collecting board and card games for Sunday Friends.  This organization is looking for gently used or new educational type games for their clients to play and take home.  Please look through games you no longer play and donate them the next time you're at Temple!  There will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer to drop off your donations from April 21 to May 20.   Thank you in advance for your help!
In the Community
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Showings of the Movie "1945"
Various Dates and Locations
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.  For showtimes and locations, click here.
Taste of Melton
Modern Living-Maintaining Balance: Thursdays, April 26-May 24 at 7:00 PM
A new four-lesson course of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Searching for ways to find balance in our lives is a recurring theme in modern living. Throughout this course texts will be studied related to the various elements of our lives that are constantly hanging in the balance. For the sake of organizational clarity, the course has been broken up into four topics of focus: Focus on Family, Focus on Work and Community, Focus on Self, and Finding the Balance.   Register online here.
Relay for Life
Friday, April 27 at 6:00 PM at Leigh High School, 5210 Leigh Ave., San Jose, CA
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.  To donate, click here.
Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.  To join or support a team that is connected to Temple Emanu-El, click here.