Erev MLK Shabbat Service
Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Shira Service
Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
We are Going to Israel
Deadline to Sign Up is January 15
Only 4 more days to sign up for this unique and fun opportunity to travel wtih Rabbi Magat!  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.
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!
Immigration Committee Meeting
Sunday, January 14 at 10:30 AM in the Resource Room
Please join us and learn more about what is currently happening regarding immigration.  We have a speaker who will discuss the current status of DACA (Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals). Learn how to be involved. RSVP to let us know you will be with us. Coffee will be served Please bring a breakfast snack to share if you wish.  
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, January 14 at 11:00 AM in the Youth Lounge
Help make 2018 a green year for Temple Emanu-El and its congregants. Two weeks ago we met with the Rabbi and Stephanie. They enthusiastically endorsed having the Temple certified as a "green" organization.  We will be pursuing certification as a green business by the County and as a green house-of-worship by GreenFaith.  We are excited about reducing the Temple's environmental footprint.  Help us review ways we can make our Temple green.  Click here to access the certification documentation. 
We Are Closed
Monday, January 15
Please note, the Temple Emanu-El Clergy, Administrative, and Preschool offices will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes and join our free dancing class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. This class takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join.
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah.  All are welcome to these brief services on the third Friday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. Stay after services and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Sisterhood Membership Appreciation Luncheon
Sunday, January 21 at 1:00 PM
Sisterhood is hosting their annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon in the Temple House.  All current members are invited to join us for a delicious lunch. 
Not currently a Sisterhood member? Pay your dues at the door and lunch is on us!
Shabbat In Nature
Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
Celebrate Shabbat in Nature with a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Dana Magat.  This Tu B'Shvat themed  Shabbat in Nature will be followed by a potluck lunch and optional hike.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos.  233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Sign Up Today for Neighborhood Havdalah!
Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 PM
Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to start the new week at Winter Neighborhood Havdalah.  Gather at a private home in your area to meet, chat, nosh and enjoy this wonderful tradition of saying goodbye to Shabbat under the stars.  The hosts will provide the home, guests will bring an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual materials!  Register here.  Non-members are welcome!
Congregational Retreat
February 9-10
Save the date for our congregational retreat February 9-11.  More information will be coming soon but some highlights include a camp-style Shabbat, arts and crafts, food, Israeli dancing, Family Maccabiah games, overnight fun for children in 2nd grade and above, and more.  Registration coming soon!

In the Community
Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning at the JCC
Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 PM
Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning at the JCC. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops, and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and more than 35 teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers focusing on this year's theme: ReJEWvenation. Keynote speaker is Jewish activist Erin Schrode, with moderator Michael Krasny of KQED. Buy tickets now!
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Mah Jong Card Orders!
January 30, 2018

Get the call out to all your Mah Jongg games/players and gather all information and monies and remit to HARRIET SALTZMAN or to  the Temple office, earmarked for Sisterhood.

Remember that this is a Sisterhood fundraiser and the more individual cards ordered, the more monies are rebated to us. Please  make out all checks to TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD.

The prices of the cards remain the same--$8.00 for the standard (small) card and $9.00 for the large print card.

The deadline for all information is JANUARY 30TH, 2018. The final listing is due in the National Mah Jongg League Office in New York by FEBRUARY 1, 2018.
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