Services & Events
Friday, July 22
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service

Friday, July 29
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
7:30 PM Potluck Dinner and Meet the Cantor

Friday, August 5
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Membership Renewal
If you have yet to do so, please log in to your Temple account and set up recurring payments via ACH or Credit Card.  You may also mail in your check to Temple Emanu-El. If you have questions about your online account, please contact  If you have questions about your dues, please contact Stephanie at 408-292-0939.   

Sisterhood Family Game Night
Saturday, July 23 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: $2.50/person, $10/family
Non-Member Prices: $3/person, $12/family
PLUS bring a snack to share!
Cold drinks, coffee and tea, and dessert provided by Sisterhood. You may bring other liquid refreshment.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Wednesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM
Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat on the fourth Wednesday of each month 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. 
Potluck Dinner and Meet the Cantor
Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM
Following our Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service, join us for a potluck dinner and discussion focused on getting to know our new cantor, Amanda Winter!
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit, M-Z: Main dish.  Designations based on last name.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, August 2 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.
Religious School Registration is OPEN
Religious School registration is now open for our 2016-2017 school year.   Register here!
Neighborhood Havdalah
Saturday, August 27 at 6:30 PM
Join your Temple Emanu-El neighbors to mark the end of Shabbat at Neighborhood Havdalah.  The hosts will provide the home, the guests will provide an appetizer or dessert, and Temple Emanu-El will provide the ritual.   Register here.  You will be matched with a host home after you register.  Would you like to be a host home, or have other questions? Contact  

In the Community
Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive
Donate items by July 26
Temple Emanu-El is partnering with Jewish Family Services to collect backpacks and school supplies for preschool through adult learner clients. With your help, our JFS SV students will be off to a great start for a successful 2016-17 school year!

There are several ways you and your family can help someone be equipped to learn and succeed. Look for the backpack boards and bins in the synagogue lobby. You can turn in your donation at the synagogue backpack bin or at JFS SV at the Levy Family Campus. You can donate a full backpack for a needy student based from a requested supply list, you can purchase target gift cards, or buy from our online registry. There will also be lots of volunteer opportunities for families with children 10 and up. Check our web site for details. Any questions, contact
Opening at Hatikvah House 
Hatikvah House is a lovely Jewish home for six adults with developmental disabilities located in Campbell, CA.  We are a licensed, level 3, staff-operated residential program providing services and support in an environment that embraces Jewish values and traditions.  Each resident participates in a structured schedule of activities that is responsive to their individual needs and services plan.  Hatikvah House currently has one opening for an adult age 18-59 with challenges in cognitive, self-help, and social functioning.  For more information click here.

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