Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Ritual Committee
Friday, December 29 at 6:30 PM
Erev EESY Shabbat Family Service
Friday, January 5 at 7:00 PM
Erev MLK Shabbat Service
Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 AM
Only 3 days left to help us reach our goal!
The finish line for the Annual Campaign is in sight and we need your help to get there!  There are only 3 days left to make your donation and help us reach our goal of $75,000.  We are 94% of the way there and we know we can reach it with your help.  Big or small, the Temple appreciates it all!

Don't wait!  Visit our website today and make your year-end tax-deductible donation.  The Annual Campaign continues through December 31.  With the upcoming tax changes, you may benefit greatly by making your donation before the end of the year.

Village House Shelter
Now - Wednesday, January 3
New opportunities to help!  From December 26-January 3 we will now be providing dinners 7 days a week.  We need volunteers to cook dinner for our guests.  Cooking isn't your specialty?  Donate money or restaurant gift cards!  
Village House addresses the needs of up to 15 medically fragile women through the provision of food, shelter, hygiene services, spiritual and part-time case management support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We encourage everyone to donate their time to Temple Emanu-El as we host these women.
We are Going to Israel
Deadline to Sign Up is January 15
Temple Emanu-El has two unique and fun opportunities to travel to Israel with Rabbi Dana Magat in the near future.  Each trip is an amazing opportunity to connect to Judaism, your fellow congregants, and more!
Trip One: June 18-29, 2018.  For adults looking to return to Israel and experience the country on a deeper level.
Trip Two: July 4-15, 2018.  For families and first time Israel travelers.
We Are Closed
Monday, January 1, 2018
Please note, the Temple Administrative and Clergy offices will be closed Monday, January 1.

Temple Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive
Help share the joy of holiday meals with others! We are participating in the holiday dinner drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Donate online here.  You may also donate by mailing a check to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 made out to Second Harvest Food Bank with "Holiday Dinner Drive" in the memo line.
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, January 5 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 5, our family service will led by our Youth Group.
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!
Erev EESY Shabbat Family Service
Friday, January 5 at 7:00 PM
The first Friday of the month during the school year, services begin at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. This service includes the participation of and leadership from our EESY Youth Group. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service.  This service will include song leader Toby Pechner.  Toby has years of experience leading Jewish music at camps, schools, and youth groups.  This Family Service is preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 AM
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 children ages 0-30 months to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!

In the Community
Embrace-A-Family
Extended through 2018!
Once again, Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by January 1, and put a large smile on someone's face! For more information, check the Jewish Family Services Embrace-A-Family webpage at http://www.jfssv.org/embrace-a-family-2017.html. Contact Lori Cinnamon at 408-357-7467 or loric@jfssv.org.   
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | stephanie@templesanjose.org | http://www.templesanjose.org
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126