Temple Emanu-El Happenings
G'mar Hatima Tova
May you be inscribed in the Book of Life
We were so honored to have so many new and familiar faces join us for Rosh Hashanah Services. It was such a special service to share with our congregants and community.

Please note that the High Holy Days continue with Kever Avot, on Sunday, October 6th at 1pm. Please find the full schedule for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Day below.

If you have lost your ticket or require extras, please contact the office:
408-292-0939 or admin@templesanjose.org
Service & Event Times
Erev S habbat Shuvah & Boards Installation
Fri., Oct. 4th
7:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 6 th
1:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 8th
7:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 9th
9:00 AM
Wed., Oct. 9th
10:00 AM
Fri., Oct. 11th
7:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 12th
9:00 AM
Sat., Oct. 12 th
6:30 PM
Tues., Oct . 15th
6:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 16th
6:30 PM
Thurs., Oct. 17th
6:30 PM
Fri., Oct. 18th
6:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 20 th
6:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00pm
Service at 7:00pm

Please join us for our Erev Shabbat Shuvah Family Service. We will be hosting a great dinner, followed by the installation of all the new Boards: EESY, Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Board of Trustees.

Important Upcoming Events
Annual Campaign
Our Annual Campaign started on Erev Rosh Hashanah we need your support! It is thanks to generous donors like you, that we are able to provide enriching experiences & Temple events like Neighborhood Havdalah, Rock Shabbat and High Holy Days Services. We invite you to get involved in any way that is meaningful to you and your family.

Kever Avot
October 6 - 1:00pm

Kever Avot is the custom of visiting the graveside of parents or close relatives and praying there. The theme of the prayers is peaceful eternal rest for the departed and an invocation for God's aid to the living by merit of the pious deeds of the deceased.

Held at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Chapel of Roses.

Break The Fast
October 9 - approx 6:30pm

There is still time left to sign up to attend Break the Fast, in addition to being a sponsor. If you are interested in participating, please call the office at
408-292-0939 or email admin@templesanjose.org .
October 6 - 10:15 - 11:15am

Come learn from Branden Frederick about the various Jewish Holidays, both major and minor, and their historical roots! Cost is $ 18 for TEE Members and $25 for non TEE Members

Erev Sukkot Experience & First Night Fiesta!
October 13
5:00 pm - Erev Sukkot Experience
6:00pm - First Night Fiesta
Bring your own dinner and decorate the sukkah with your Temple Family followed by a special Sukkot festival service. Open to non-members and members. Afterwards, bring your dinner, and join together in decorating the Sukkah with your Temple family, followed by a special Sukkot festival experience.

Scotch in the Sukkah
October 15 - 6:30pm

Brought to you by Temple Emanu-El's Brotherhood, we proudly present Scotch in the Sukkah! A fine array of scotch whiskies will be available for tasting, and a kosher meat dinner will accompany your drinks. Registration required. 

Sangria in the Sukkah
October 16 - 6:30pm

Join Rabbi Magat and Cantor Edmonson for socializing in the Sukkah with festive beverages. (Non-alcoholic included)

Sushi in the Sukkah
October 17 - 6:30pm

20s and 30s are welcome to join Cantor Amanda Edmondson for a night of free sushi and schmoozing in the sukkah. BYOB if you'd like. RSVP is a must - please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org .  
Vegetarian and fish options available.

Community Events
Playback Theater: Forgiveness
October 6 - 8:00pm

An interactive improv performance on the subject of Forgiveness, for the High Holidays. With San Francisco Playback Theater.  

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion
While modern medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life—issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. With instructor Rabbi Leslie Alexander at the JCC, 14855 Oka Rd., Los Gatos. Mondays 10/28-12/30, 10:30am-12:00 noon.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness - Team Tikvah
November 2

This November, Ari, Sherry and I will once again take part in the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network’s Purple Stride walk to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and advocacy.  We are sponsoring a team - Team Tikvah - for the walk. We would like to extend an invitation to the Congregation to participate in the event. The walk will be on Saturday, November 2. It is estimated that this cancer causes the second-largest number of deaths in the US yearly. It also dis proportionally affects certain ethnic groups, for example Ashkenazi Jews and African Americans.  

Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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