Services & Events
Friday, February 26
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, March 4
6:15 PM Shabbatluck Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service with 2nd Grade and Bet Hebrew

Friday, March 11
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service
Saturday, March 12
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan with Gimel Hebrew
10:00 AM Minyan, Tea and Torah
Rabbi's Israel Blog
Rabbi Magat will be extending his stay in Israel for a conference and will continue his blog through the end of the month here:
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.  This event is free for Brotherhood Members.
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.
Friday, March 4 at 6:16 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 the month before the Erev Shabbat Service.  On March 4, our service will be led by our 2nd Grade Class with participation from our Bet Hebrew Class.  Meet and schmooze with our students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a wonderful service.  

Please bring a dish to share.  These designations are based on your last name:
A-L: Salad, side dish, fruit 
M-Z: Main Dish

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, March 5 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: $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.
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
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 AM
Babies, and bagels, and blessings, oh my!  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!
Minyan, Tea & Torah
Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM
The Tea and Torah program includes study of the week's Torah portion over tea and noshes.  Utilized are commentaries reflecting a variety of perspectives.  Open and welcome to all who would like to learn about the history, thought process, and fast evolving freedom of expression, from a contemporary Reform Judaism approach. This week, Tea & Torah is preceded by our Shabbat Morning Minyan study with our Gimmel Hebrew Students.
Purim 2016
NEW THIS YEAR!  Send Mishloach Manot online.
Deadline is Wednesday, March 16
Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies).   Click here   to send some today!

Purim Shpiel and Carnival
Sunday, March 20 at 11:00 AM
Come join in the celebration with lots of Purim fun!  
11:00-11:30 AM Shpiel, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Carnival.  Carnival games, prizes, crafts, costumes, popcorn, cotton candy, hamantaschen, and more.

Adult Intensive Purim Study Session and Megillah Reading
Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy a really big (and we mean HUGE), very intense, and super deep study session for adults only with Rabbi Schnitzel and Cantor Hummus.  A Megillah reading will happen so be prepared to cheer, boo, and have fun!  Costumes are encouraged!  Enjoy pizza and hamantaschen, bring your own wine.  RSVP to  Interested in reading a part?  Contact Cantor Simerly at
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
Senior Shabbat Lunch
Friday, February 26 at 12:00 PM
A once-a-month get together at the APJCC.  Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $6 Members, $8.50 Non-members, $10 at the door.

Anat Hoffman Speaker
Monday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Join us for a visit from Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) and board chair of Women of the Wall.  One of the Jerusalem Post's 50 Jews to Watch.  Hoffman will speak about the work of IRAC and her log time work with Women of the Wall.  Held at Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos.
JCC Camp Registration
Register by Thursday, March 31
Early Bird Registration is now open for Camp Shalom, JCC's Summer Camp in Los Gatos.  Register by March 31 for Early-Bird Prices.  Camp Shalom is open to kids ages 18 months to 16 years.   Click here for more information, or to register.

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