Legacy Rock Shabbat with Jewish Family Services
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 AM

Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Everett
Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat Chanukah Service with Catered Dinner
Friday,
December 16 at 6:00PM
Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, December 16 at 7:00 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, December 23 at 6:30 PM
Make Your Year-End Donation Today!
Through December 31, 2016
Big or small, the Temple can use it all!  Temple Emanu-El's Annual Campaign will end December 31st, and there's still time to make a meaningful gift to the campaign.  ALL donations, big or small, help the Temple tremendously!  

With the generous support of you, our members and friends, to the Campaign, Temple is able to provide unique  programming and services for everyone throughout the year. This is an important effort, and thank you to all who made gifts so far.  

Don't let 2016 come to a close without making your gift to the campaign, which ends December 31, 2016. All gifts are tax deductible, but must be postmarked or paid by year end!


Legacy Rock Shabbat with Jewish Family Services
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians and singers joining Cantor Amanda Winter and Rabbi Dana Magat. This service is dedicated to recognizing those members of Temple Emanu-El and supporters of Jewish Family Services who, by their generous commitments, support the Jewish Community with a planned gift to one or both of these beloved organizations.  Interested in learning more about our Legacy Society?   Click here!

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months.  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 young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!

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Sisterhood Holiday, Gift, Craft, and Fun Fair
Sunday, December 11 at 10:30 AM
Join Sisterhood for all your holiday shopping needs!  There will be kids crafts, cookie decorating, cotton candy, and a jump house for the kids.  Entrance to the fair is FREE.  Lunch is available with all proceeds benefiting Temple Emanu-El Senior Youth Group (EESY).   Click here to see our Gift, Craft, and Fun Fair Flyer, and to preview the vendors.  If you can help supervise the kids crafts or bounce house, click here.

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Chanukah Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, December 14 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 Lunch and Learn will be a discussion on Chanukah.  This event is open to the community.

Jewish Heritage Night with Golden State Warriors
Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 PM
Join the Golden State Warriors for Jewish Heritage Night at Oracle Arena as they play the New York Knicks.  Group rate tickets available for $97 in section 207.  Special baseball cap and Chanukah activities beginning at 5:30 PM with the game at 7:30 PM.  Contact Judy Levy for more information at 408-834-9051 or  jlevymom4three@yahoo.com.

Chanukah Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, December 16 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services?
No need to worry at Tot Shabbat!
Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter, families with young children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Followng services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!

Special December Dilemma
Sunday, December 18 at 10:00 AM
In response to what is happening in our world and the request of some parents, Rabbi Magat will hold a special December Dilemma session on prejudice, antisemitism and Islamophobia.  This event is free and open to the public.

Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 18.  Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!  Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  NEW THIS YEAR: A delicious, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.  CHILDCARE NOW AVAILABLE!  If you are interested in signing up your child(ren) ages 2-12, contact megan@templesanjose.org or fill out this form.  There is a charge of $20 per child.

An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
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November 17 to December 23
Many families still need your help!  We are partnering with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to fulfill the Chanukah holiday wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. We have displayed in our foyer a dreidel board full of wish cards that you can choose from. Stop by and pick up a wish card, return your gift and dreidel tag to JFS by December 23, and put a large smile on someone's face!  To purchase a Target Gift Card, or more more information, click here.

Chanukah Festival of Lights in Union Square
December 24 to January 1
A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create the first big menorah public celebration of Chanukah outside of Israel. Today that spark of innovation has spread to annual Chanukah celebrations in over 500 cities worldwide including; Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Brisbane and Ho Chi Minh City. In San Francisco the legacy of innovation to spread the light continues.   Click here to view further event details.

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