Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
Pride Shabbat Service at Temple Sinai
Friday, June 15 at 6:00 PM
Bar Mitzvah of Max Carr
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 AM
Kabbalat Shabbat Patio Service
Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 PM
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Graduation Rock Shabbat Service
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM.  Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 PM.
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson. Congregational singing is definitely encouraged, as is dancing in the aisles.  Join us as we welcome the Sabbath in a fun and lively manner.  All members and non-members are invited to a service like you've never been to before.  During this service, we will honor all our seniors graduating high school.
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 AM
Join the Temple Emanu-El Green Team for a meeting on Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 AM  in the Library as we assist the Temple in becoming a green certified synagogue. 
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 AM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, June 10 from 10:00-11:00 AM for a spiritually uplifting experience welcoming Rosh Chodesh with Cantor Edmondson. For this Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, we invite all adult women of the congregation to celebrate women's rights and honor our neighbors. Enjoy a very short text study while baking cookies together! Stay afterwards for our annual congregational meeting with lunch provided. RSVP is a must by Friday, June 8th at 12:00 PM to
TEAMy: Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition
Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 AM
We look forward to seeing everyone for the 2018 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  View the year end highlights video and enjoy lunch on us!  This is an important meeting to hear about the accomplishments of Temple Emanu-El over the last year and hear about exciting programs and opportunities in the coming year!  If you have yet to RSVP there is still time.  Please RSVP to   
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 PM
Enjoy live music, food, and family activities at this annual festival on the JCC field. We'll have a beach theme this year. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.  Family activities include water play, sand play, snow cones, mechanical surfboard, bouncy house, frisbee and beach bats zone, arts and crafts. We'll also have food vendors and a wine & beer garden. Come dressed in beachwear!   Tickets available here .  If you are interested in volunteering at the Temple Emanu-El booth please contact
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 PM
Join the Rabbi for lunch, and bring your opinion!  Bring a sack lunch and join Rabbi Magat on the second Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of recent events, political happenings, and other relevant topics related to current events. This event is open to the community.
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 15 at 6:00 PM at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Join clergy from Congregation Sinai, along with Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Temple Emanu-El, APJCC and Yavneh Day School for the 2018 Pride Shabbat.  Celebrate Shabbat together with an inspiring and inclusive musical Kabbalat Shabbat evening service. We invite families and individuals of any background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to welcome Shabbat and support GLBTQ members of the community. Oneg following the service.  Please note that due to our participation in the Community Pride Shabbat Service on Friday, June 15, there will be no service at Temple Emanu-El.  We welcome everyone to join us at Congregation Sinai.
Join Temple Emanu-El in the San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 AM
Temple Emanu-El is joining the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.  This is an excellent opportunity for us to present ourselves as allies to the community!

Sign up to march with Temple Emanu-El!  E-mail and let us know you would like to join by June 15.
In the Community
Refugee Crisis 2018
Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 PM at Levy Family Campus Auditorium: 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley invites you to REFUGEE CRISIS 2018.  Hear the latest on the JFS lawsuit against the Trump Administration.  Listen to stories of refugees told first hand. Learn how YOU can get involved and help. Wine and Cheese Reception.  Open to the public, but RSVP required to Allison Zur: or 408-357-7491