Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 at 7:00 PM

Martin Luther King Shabbat Service
Friday, January 13 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 AM

Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 20 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING: An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
Trip April 18-May 2, 2017
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!  Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.  If you have any questions about the trip, or would like more information, contact Rabbi Magat at
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service led by EESY
Friday, January 6 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.

On January 6, our family service will led by our Youth Group, EESY.

Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.

Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit M-Z: Main Dish
We hope to you see you there!
Temple Library Grand 
Sunday, January 8 at 12:15 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Religious School Committee is thrilled to announce that after painting and refurnishing our Temple library, it is ready for use and filled with new books just for you!  Everyone who attends the re-opening will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize.  At 12:15 PM our religious school classes will join Rabbi Magat as we affix a new mezuzah to the door.  Back from Break Lunch to follow.
Welcome Back from Break Lunch with Brotherhood
Sunday, January 8 at 12:30 PM
Join our Religious School families for a back from winter break delicious lunch provided by Brotherhood.  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 fun begins at 12:30 PM.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, January 11 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community.
Martin Luther King Shabbat
Friday, January 13 at 7:00 PM
Join Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter for a Shabbat Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. that includes an Ask the Rabbi session.

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah talk, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 20 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 and Cantor Amanda Winter, 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. Followng services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, January 21 at 6:30 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price! Enjoy family game night. We will have lots of board games available to play, and occasionally get a game of Poker or Mah Jongg together.
Member Prices: $2.50/person, $7/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $10/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
Brotherhood Blood Drive
Sunday, January 22 from 8:30-12:30
Join Brotherhood and Blood Centers of the Pacific for a blood drive in the Temple House.  To make a lifesaving appointment, click here, and search by our sponsor code TEB.  Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are priority.  If you need help setting up an appointment, please call the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.  Please arrive well hydrated and nourished with photo identification. Donors will receive bagels and lox from Brotherhood.

In the Community
Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association Brunch
Sunday, January 8 at 10:30 AM
This month we will be joined by a group of Jewish teens and their families.  This group of teens meet once a month and deal with different aspects of Jewish teen life: Jewish identity, Israeli identity, adolescence, etc.
One of this year's goals is to expose them to the values of responsibility and giving, caring and social involvement.  Please join us for a wonderful afternoon, make some new friends, and meet their families.  Free admission.  $5 recommended donation.
Beloved Community Dialogue and Action
Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 PM
Join community members, faith leaders, law enforcement officials and elected officials to stop the criminalization of African American, Latino, Muslim and immigrant community members. The structured program will include small group dialogue followed by questions of commitment for public officials about oversight of the San Jose Police Dept. and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
Bible Way Christian Center
2090 Oakland Road, San Jose 95131
Jewish 50s and 60s Singles Event 
Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Join other Jewish singles in their 50s and 60s for a beer tasting event from Firestone Brewery.  This event will take place at Congregation Beth Am,  26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.  RSVP to  $18 donation for Shalom Bayit.

Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is a full afternoon of Jewish-themed classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Educators from synagogues and other Jewish organizations around the Bay Area and beyond, will be represented.  Registration is now open.  To get your tickets and view the full schedule, click here.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126