Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zehav members
Friday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM
Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, May 18 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon in Song
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 AM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service Part 1
Friday, May 25 at 6:30 PM
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service Part 2
Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 AM
Chag Shavuot Sameach
May 19-20
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM - Erev Shavuot and Confirmation Service
We hope that you will join us for this powerful service where you will see how much the confirmation class of 2018 has learned!
Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 PM - Tikkun Leil Shavuot
May 19, following the Confirmation Service. Join us for the tradition of Shavuot night study sessions.  This year our study sessions will be taught by Rabbi Magat, Cantor Edmondson, and Phil Hankin with members of our Ritual and Tikkun Olam Committees.
Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 AM - Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Come back for a Yizkor Service at 9:00 AM. 
Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zahav Members
Friday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
In 2013, Temple Emanu-El's Past Presidents Council introduced the Temple Emanu-El "Heart of Gold" or "Lev Zahav" Circle - created to acknowledge members of our congregation contributing $5,000 or more in annual dues.  These members are truly ensuring the future of Temple Emanu-El for our children and grandchildren. We are grateful for this very generous group! 
A Mission from M: Bid on items from the Casino Royale Silent Auction - MORE ITEMS ADDED!
Ends Friday, May 11
The fun of the Casino Royale Gala may be over, but there's still an opportunity to support Temple Emanu-El. Whether you attended the Gala or not, you are able to bid on remaining items from our silent auction. This is a blind bid auction - the highest bid above the minimum will win. This opportunity is only available until Friday, May 11 so be sure to get your bids in quickly.  See the items and place your bids here.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM
Join other parents 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, stories, and 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-maybe even lifelong friends!  Babies and bagels and blessings, oh my!
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, May 15 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.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 18 at 6:00 PM
The perfect way to teach your children about Shabbat!  Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, 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!
Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon in Song
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Cantor Edmondson will offer a sermon in song, in which she will share some new musical settings of our liturgy.  Join us for an Oneg after where you can mingle and meet new people.
Mitzvah Project
April 21 - May 20
Upcoming Bar Mitzvah student, Evan Dworkin, is collecting board and card games for Sunday Friends.  This organization is looking for gently used or new educational type games for their clients to play and take home.  Please look through games you no longer play and donate them the next time you're at Temple!  There will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer to drop off your donations from April 21 to May 20.   Thank you in advance for your help!
Adult B'nai Mitzvah
May 25-26
Our Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service will begin during the Kabbalat Shabbat Service on Friday, May 25 at 6:30 PM and will continue the next morning at 10:00 AM.  We wish all our adult B'nai Mitzvah a mazel tov and welcome everyone to the service.
In the Community
Santa Clara County Sheriff Candidates Forum
Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 PM at Temple Emanu-El
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley collaborates with government, ethnic, faith and community entities to work toward a more just society. PAC for the Common Good is a newly created affinity group of the American Leadership Forum (ALF), created out of a desire to provide Santa Clara County with a new option for political discourse and action. PAC for the Common Good is focused on values, compassion and community, rather than traditional institutions or party lines, and seeks to empower independent leaders who promote the common good.  RSVP here.  A parking exemption has been placed for this date and event.
Tickets for CARMEN Going Fast
May 25, May 27, June 2 and June 3 at 221 Lambert Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
Our own Philip Schwarz is part of the chorus for the Opera Carmen.  Carmen by Georges Bizet - Carmen, a Gypsy woman working in a cigar factory, is arrested for fighting with a co-worker. Don Jose, the army officer who arrests her, soon falls under her spell and winds up deserting the army in order to follow her. But Carmen is a free soul. She tires of him and leaves him, despite his pleas and threats. Eventually, she pays for that freedom with her life. Often described as the best French opera ever written, we present Carmen in its original setting.
How to do Legacy Giving and Why
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070
How can you provide eternal support to the organizations that have positively impacted your life? This educational workshop on Legacy Giving is open to community members of all ages, whether or not you have made plans for your estate. Alan Werba and David Hoffman will present information, including recent tax law changes.
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Showings of the Movie "1945"
Various Dates and Locations
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.  For showtimes and locations, click here.