Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, January 27 at 6:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Family Service
Friday, February 3 at 7:00PM
Erev Scout/Choir Shabbat Shira
Friday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM

Special Oneg for Cantor Amanda and Ted
Friday, January 27 after the 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Join us as the Temple Senior Staff and A-Team sponsor a special Oneg in honor of Cantor Amanda's marriage to Ted Edmondson.  Toast the newlyweds wish champagne, noshes, and  best wishes!
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, join us on Sunday, January 29th for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience as Cantor Amanda guides us through a "fragrant" seder to welcome the new month of Shevat. This Rosh Chodesh experience is open to all adult women in the congregation, and will take place from 12:30 PM until about 1:30PM. Each Rosh Chodesh experience will focus on different ideas and have different activities, and in this one, we'll use our senses--particularly our sense of smell--to guide us through a short, meditative seder. We will embrace the new month that, during which, in Israel, trees begin to blossom. Please come and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about!
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeli 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.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn with the Cantor
Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish knowledge!  Bring a sack lunch and join Cantor Amanda 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.
Shabbatluck Dinner
Friday, February 3 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.

Meet and schmooze with our 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 see you there!
Preschool Open House
Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 PM
This is a fun night for families interested in our program to come and check us out. Our program is open to 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.  Be sure to tell your family and friends with kids getting ready for Preschool!
Erev Scout/Choir Shabbat Shira
Friday, February 10 at 7:00 PM
Please join us for special Shabbat services on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 PM, as members of our Temple choir join the Rabbi and Cantor to welcome Shabbat Shira--Shabbat in Song. It is the special Shabbat during which we read the Torah portion containing the Song of the Sea and the Mi Chamocha prayer, sung as the Israelites crossed the parted sea on their journey to freedom. Cantor Amanda and the choir will present "Music of the Book of Exodus," a mini-concert exploring various works that use text from the book of Exodus. You won't want to miss this awesome, musical Shabbat!

Temple Emanu-El's connection with the Scouting movement remains strong, and once a year, usually in February, scouts from the Congregation and around the South Bay are invited to attend a Shabbat service, coming in uniform.  

Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM
What better way to celebrate Shabbat than in the beautiful outdoors of California?  Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda will lead this Shabbat Morning Minyan in Nature. This Shabbat in Nature is geared towards people of all ages, and will be combined with our Babies and Bagels service this month.  This Shabbat in Nature will take place at Kelley Park at the Redwood Grove picnic area.  Kelley Park is located at 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112.  This unique Shabbat experience will include a vegetarian potluck lunch and a trip to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo for families after.
New Junior Choir!
Beginning Sunday, February 12
If your child is in grades Kindergarten through 7th and loves to sing, consider signing him/her up for Temple Emanu-El's newest musical group:  the MazelTones! The MazelTones will be getting together 2 Sundays per month, after Religious School to hang out, eat lunch, and learn some great Jewish music. Under the direction of Cantor Amanda, the MazelTones will lead 2-3 musical pieces during each Family Shabbat service, once a month. Our first 2 rehearsals will be Sunday, February 12 and 26 from 12:30-1:30 PM. We will have lunch in the Temple House followed by a rehearsal in the Sanctuary. Our first Family Shabbat service will be March 3. If your child is unsure, please encourage him/her to give the first rehearsal a try to see if s/he would like to continue to participate. Please contact Cantor Amanda at cantoramanda@templesanjose.org to sign up or to ask questions.
Mitzvah Opportunity
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM
Temple Emanu-El will again participate in sorting food at the Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 - 8 PM. This can be a good (and easy-to-do) mitzvah for Havurah, families with teens (minimum age of 14), couples, individuals, etc.  High school students can get Community Service credit.  Brotherhood will provide ToGo's sandwiches to our group beforehand.
Second Harvest is located at 4001 N. First Street, San Jose.
We are limited as to how many people can participate, so please RSVP to Dan Lee, 408-268-0926 or dan.shirleylee@sbcglobal.net

In the Community
Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is a full afternoon of Jewish-themed 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. Educators from synagogues and other Jewish organizations around the Bay Area and beyond, will be represented.  Registration is now open.  To get your tickets and view the full schedule, click here.
Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | stephanie@templesanjose.org | http://www.templesanjose.org
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126