Graduation Rock Shabbat
Friday, June 2 at 7:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Friday, June 9 at 6:30 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Messinger
Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 AM

Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service with Tot Shabbat
Friday, June 16 at 6:30 PM
Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Weinberg
Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 AM

Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, or 408-292-0939. 
Graduation Rock Shabbat
Friday, June 2.
Wine and Cheese 6:30 PM;
Graduation Rock Shabbat 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.
lunch and learn
Cantor's Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Trope
Wednesday, June 7 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish liturgy!  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.  Cantor's June Lunch and Learn will feature the topic of Introduction to Trope--What is cantillation and why do we have it? 
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeil dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.
Advance Care Planning
Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 PM
If you suffered a medical emergency or accident and were unable to make your own decisions, who would you want to make them and what would you want them to decide??
While we prefer not to think about it, this could happen to you at any age and at any time. Are you prepared? If not, join us for an information session to learn about:
  • Advance Directives: what they are and why they are important?
  • POLST: what is it and when do you need one?
Individual sessions will be available for those who want additional information and/or assistance completing an Advance Care Directive.
Sunday, June 11 at 11:00 AM
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  View the year end highlights video and enjoy lunch on us!  This is an important meeting to hear about the accomplishments of Temple Emanu-El over the last year and hear about exciting programs and opportunities in the coming year!   Childcare will be available for children ages 5-12.   Please RSVP for both the meeting and childcare to by Monday, June 5. It is important we know how much food to order for lunch!
Tot Family Potluck
Friday, June 16 at 6:30 PM
Join our congregational Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service with Tot Shabbat prayers at the beginning.  Families with tots will be dismissed early to enjoy a family potluck dinner on the playground.
A-L: Side Dish, Salad, Fruit; M-Z: Main Dish
March with Temple Emanu-El and the URJ at the SF Pride Parade
Sunday, June 25 at 9:00 AM
For the fourth year in a row, join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.

Earlier that weekend, Temple Emanu-El will be hosting Pride Shabbat on Friday, June 23 at 6:30 PM.  Join us before and after the service to make signs for our group marching.

Sign up to march with Temple Emanu-El!  E-mail and let us know you would like to join by June 16.

In the Community
Take Action to support the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
Don't Cave To Hate
Sign the Petition Now!
Guests scheduled to appear at the upcoming TLVFest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, are under pressure from the BDS movement to cancel their appearances.
For ten years, this festival has served as an opportunity to celebrate the LGBT community's work through art, and the progress the movement has made towards equality. Israel is the leading example of achieving equality for LGBT people in the Middle East, and we must continue to honor and celebrate Pride there. To learn more about the festival, click here.

Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
musical notes Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 PM
This is the Bay Area's biggest Jewish music festival. This year's headliners are Israeli sensation Boom Pam. We'll also have Sephardic music from DeLeon, kids puppet band The Pop Ups, Russian dancers, and more. Plus food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and a KidZone. It's all happening on the athletic field at the JCC in Los Gatos. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Tickets are $5-$12. Prices go up at the door. Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Tickets and more information:,
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