Services & Events
Friday, February 12
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service
Saturday, February 13
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat

Friday, February 19
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Meshorerim Service
Saturday, February 20
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan

Friday, February 26
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Rabbi's Israel Blog
Rabbi Dana Magat will be keeping a blog of his trip to Israel.  Follow along as Rabbi, and Members of our congregation, explore Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Masada, and more!

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, February 13 at 9:00 AM
Join us 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, Torah studies, and parachute 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.
Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, February 13 at 6:30 PM
BIG fun for a SMALL price!  Enjoy family game night.  We will have board games and sometimes get a Poker or Mah Jongg game together!
Member Prices: $3/person, $5/couple, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $5/person, $10/couple, $15/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood.  You may bring other liquid refreshment.

We are closed
Monday, February 15
The Temple Administrative, Clergy, and Preschool Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes and join our free dancing class taught by our very own Loui Tucker.  No dance experience necessary. 

Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, February 19 at 6:00 PM
Led by Cantor Meeka Simerly, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Cantor on the bimah.  Thanks to the generosity of our Sisterhood group, there will be a delicious, complimentary dinner following services where you can mingle with other families.  All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. 
EESY Shul-In
Saturday, February 20 at 6:00 PM
A fun-filled night with awesome games, delicious food, social mixers, Havdallah, and more!  Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and anything else you might need for the overnight stay.  $5 for EESY members, $10 for non-members.  RSVP to
We need chaperones! If you are interested in chaperoning this event, please contact or 408-507-1282.

Brotherhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Saturday, February 27 at 6:00 PM
Brotherhood Members - Please be our guest, with your significant other, for our annual paid-up member dinner on Saturday, February 27th in the Temple House starting with appetizers and a blind wine tasting at 6:00pm. If you would like to participate in the judging, please bring a bottle of wine (between $12-$18 or more) to share. You will vote on your favorites, with the winner receiving a bottle of wine as your prize. A Buffet Dinner will follow the judging. This promises to be a very fun night. RSVP to no later than February 20th and indicate if you are bringing wine.
Temple Camperships
Deadline is February 27, 2016
We are thrilled to be able to offer Camperships (scholarships for Jewish Summer Camps).  Act now-- applications are due in the Religious School Office no later than 1:00 PM, February 27, 2016.   Campership Form Available Here.
Israel Action Committee Speaker
Sunday, March 6 at 10:30 AM
Join the Israel Action Committee in welcoming Vlad Khaykin to Temple Emanu-El to discuss the situation for Jews in Europe at this time and how ADL is working there and also how ADL is working with Hillel and the students on university campuses in the US to combat bullying and harrassment.  Refreshments at 10:30 AM, speaker begins at 11:00 AM.  RSVP to

Sisterhood Camperships
Deadline is April 2, 2016
Sisterhood is pleased to offer Campership (scholarships for Jewish Summer Camp) opportunities to children of Sisterhood members.  Applications are available on the Temple's website here and are due April 2, 2016 by mail or e-mail.

In the Community
Back to Camp Character Breakfast
Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 AM
Enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast with your favorite movie and TV characters, and find out what the JCC's Camp Shalom has in store for Summer 2016. Past and prospective campers (ages 18 months to 16 years) and their families are welcome at this FREE event at the Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos.

Celebrate Yavneh Day School Teacher
Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 PM
Please join Yavneh Day School for a special evening to celebrate the contributions of Hana Cidon, Yavneh Kindergarten teacher since 1998. In celebration of her 18 years at our school, we will hold "A Night at the Shuk" at the APJCC Auditorium in the Levy Family Campus, Los Gatos. The evening will feature a vegetarian Israeli dinner, drinks, dancing, and live music from Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevel. Tickets are $72 per person, and $18 for Yavneh alumni. Childcare is available for $10 per child (ages 5-12). RSVP By February 12.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, tributes, and sponsorship:

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