Services & Events
Friday, August 19
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service

Friday, August 26
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Saturday, August 27
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan
10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of David Zis
6:30 PM Neighborhood Havdalah

Friday, September 2
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service: Labor in the Pulpit
Religious School Registration is OPEN
Religious School registration is now open for our 2016-2017 school year.  Find out about our new course curriculum and school structure when you  Register here!  We can't wait to see everyone back on September 11!
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, August 20 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.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, August 24 at 12:00 PM
Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion. We will navigate through traditional interpretations and modern applications of our historic teachings.  Bring your lunch and be ready to get a new perspective on Torah. Open to members and non-members and no previous Torah study is required.
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, August 27 at 6:30 PM
There's still time to register, sign up by noon tomorrow!   Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat at Neighborhood Havdalah.  The hosts will provide the home, the guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual.  Register here.  You will be matched with a host home after you register.  Would you like to be a host home, or have other questions? Contact  
Labor in the Pulpit
Friday, September 2 at 6:30 PM
We will have a guest speaker join us for our Labor in the Pulpit service on our patio.  Our speaker will be talking about worker's issues and worker's justice. More information coming soon!

High Holy Days Booklets Mailed!
It's that time of year again!  Our High Holy Days booklets have been mailed.  If you would like to purchase additional tickets for services, register for our FREE children and family services, order a Yizkor book listing or greeting in Connections, you may do so by mailing in the booklet forms or ordering online.  All the information and links are available here.  If you still have questions, contact the Temple Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.

Enrich your High Holy Days by Volunteering
We can not have the High Holy Days without your help! We are looking for volunteers at each service to help with the following: Greeting, Ticket Checking, Ushering, and Handing Out Prayer Books! We need about 10 volunteers per service and volunteers need to arrive one hour before the service they are helping with.
Fill out this form to sign up for volunteering!    
We look forward to seeing all our volunteers at a volunteer prep class on September 19 at 6:00 PM.

Save the Date: An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
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 will be available on our website soon.  If you have initial questions, please contact the Administrative Office at 408-292-0939.

In the Community
Local Food Crisis: We Need Your Help!
Donate by the end of the month!
This year the FEMA National Emergency Food and Shelter Board (EFSP) withheld its annual allocation ($775,000 in 2015) to Santa Clara County as it did not meet their criteria used to determine allocations. Because of Santa Clara County's astronomical housing rate we have
many people living in poverty - even if our actual poverty rate is above the federal standard used by EFSP. Our County's EFSP Board is seeking an appeal, but unless that appeal is approved, Jewish Family Services doesn't have the funds ($48,000 in 2015) for our food package program.

We need to collect over 12,000 pounds of kosher food and we need your help to make this happen.  Bring non-perishable items to the donation bins at Temple Emanu-El throughout the month of August.

For more information, please contact Sheila Monheit at or 408.357.7451. You may also click here.
Opening at Hatikvah House 
Hatikvah House is a lovely Jewish home for six adults with developmental disabilities located in Campbell, CA.  We are a licensed, level 3, staff-operated residential program providing services and support in an environment that embraces Jewish values and traditions.  Each resident participates in a structured schedule of activities that is responsive to their individual needs and services plan.  Hatikvah House currently has one opening for an adult age 18-59 with challenges in cognitive, self-help, and social functioning.  For more information click here.

Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | |
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126