Services & Events
Friday, January 22
7:30 PM Celebrate Shabbat with Craig Taubman

Friday, January 29
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, January 30
10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Beninghaus
1:00 PM Mincha, Tea & Torah

Friday, February 5
6:15 PM Shabbatluck Dinner
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Family Service
Saturday, February 6
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan
Celebrate Shabbat with Craig Taubman
Friday, January 22 at 6:30 PM
We are so excited for accomplished singer and songwriter Craig Taubman to return to Temple Emanu-El!  Enjoy a 6:30 PM wine and cheese reception followed by a 7:30 PM Shabbat service with Craig Taubman!  This service has no charge and is open to all.  There will be a special meet & greet with Craig Taubman during the oneg and CDs will be available for purchase.  Bring your friends for a fun night out!
lunch and learn
Lunch & Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00 PM
Join Rabbi Magat 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.
Mincha, Tea and Torah
Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 PM
The egalitarian Tea & Torah program includes study of the week's Torah portion over tea and noshes.  Utilized are commentaries reflecting a variety of perspectives.  Open and welcoming 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 event is free and sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood.
Preschool Open House
Tuesday, February 2 at 5:00 PM
This is a fun night for families interested in our program to come check us out.  Our program accepts children ages 2-6.

We will have activities for the kids in each classroom, the entire staff will be present to answer any questions, and the playground will be available for tours.  For more information, contact Barbara Smead,

Rabbi in the News
On Martin Luther King Day, Rabbi Magat took part in a candlelight vigil at San Jose City Hall. The San Jose Mercury News was so moved by the event, they included it in the paper.  To read the article, click here.
Mah Jongg Cards 2016
Deadline of January 30, 2015
Calling all Mah Jongg Players!  It is that time again... Time to reorder cards to the 2016 year.  Get the call out to all your Mah Jongg players and games.  Gather their information and money and remit to Harriet Saltzman, via the Sisterhood mailbox in the Temple Administrative Office.

This is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual card ordered, the more money they get.  Checks may be made out to Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood.

$8.00 for standard (small) card and $9.00 for the large print card.
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.
Sisterhood Camperships
Deadline is April 2, 2016
Sisterhood is pleased to offer Campership (scholarships for Jewish Summer Camp) opportunities.  Applications are available on the Temple's website here and are due April 2, 2016 by mail or e-mail.

In the Community
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, January 24 at 7:30 PM
SVJFF brings back a Best of the Best - Gloomy Sunday- to start off our 25th Anniversary year! This highly-acclaimed film has played to packed Film Festival audiences around the country.
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto;
Sunday, January 31 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is a full afternoon of classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do.  For information on tickets, presenters, and activities, click here.

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