Tot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sermon
Friday, March 16 at 7:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, March 23 at 6:30 PM
NO Shabbat Service
Friday, March 30
Happy Passover!
Shabbat and Passover Minyan
Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 AM
Second Night Seder
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
Sisterhood Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
T ot Shabbat with Catered Dinner
Friday, March 16 at 6:00 PM
Worried that your little ones will squirm during services? No need to worry at Tot 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 during these brief services. This is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Following services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Green Team Havdalah, Movie, and Dinner
Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy Havdalah, dinner, and a movie about humans' impact on Earth's ecosystems with the Temple Emanu-El Green Team,  co-sponsored by Rabbi Magat and Brotherhood.  Dinner is on us!  RSVP to or (408)834-9725.  Wearing green to this 'green' even to represent the Green Team!
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, March 18 for a relaxed lunch and spiritually uplifting experience, as Cantor Edmondson helps us welcome the new month of Nisan. This Rosh Chodesh experience, co-sponsored by the Temple Ritual Committee and Sisterhood, is open to all adult women in the congregation. We will take this opportunity to celebrate and honor Miriam - the woman who brought song and dance to our ancestors after being freed from Egypt - by making our own timbrels! Please come, enjoy lunch lovingly provided by Sisterhood, and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about! A $15 donation for supplies is encouraged. RSVP is a MUST to or by calling the Temple office by Friday, March 16, at noon.
Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes - we're going out! 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. A good attitude is all that's required, no dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join.
Lunch and Learn Torah Study
Tuesday, March 28 at 12:00 PM
Want to continue learning through 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.
Notice: No Shabbat Service March 30
Friday, March 30
It's Erev Pesach and there is no Shabbat service at Temple so people can celebrate the first night Passover Seder at home.  Chag Sameach,  and we look forward to seeing everyone Saturday for the Shabbat and Passover Minyan and Second Night Seder.
Did you miss us? Shabbat and Passover Minyan
Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 AM
After being gone on Erev Shabbat, we're celebrating Shabbat and Passover at Temple Emanu-El's Saturday morning Minyan.  Conducted by lay-leaders, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parasha (Torah Portion) and holiday.  As with all Jewish events, enjoy refreshments following the service.
H elp Feed the Community this Passover
March 7-23
Please help the Jewish Family Services (JFS) collect and distribute Passover Food to families and seniors in our community by placing food in the JFS bins at Temple Emanu-El.  We appreciate your contributions of matzah, horseradish, matzah ball soup, tea, gefilte tish, grape juice, macaroons, cakes, cookies, fruit, honey, matzah meal, and any other Passover foods that you choose! 
REGISTER NOW: Second Night Seder!
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 PM
It's time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm clergy-led seder, and have a joyous time with your friends, family, and loved ones at Temple Emanu-El. We will be exploring the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a family-friendly setting. Vegetarian meals available upon request.  Register here by March 23!

Ladies - let's get together: Sisterhood Women's Seder
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
Calling all sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends - come share in a delicious women's Seder hosted by Sisterhood. Join in the camaraderie and uplifting ritual by bringing a Kosher for Passover style salad, side dish or dessert to share (EntrĂ©e and ritual foods provided). Event is $8 for Sisterhood members, and $12 for non-sisterhood members. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 3: email, or call Melenie at (408)506-7253. Learn more about Sisterhood here.
H ot off the Press!
Get your new Temple roster.
Our 2018 Temple Roster is available for pick-up.  Be sure to get the most up to date contact information for your Temple family and friends.  One roster per family and distribution will happen at the Oneg following Friday night services, Sunday during Religious School, and at the administration office throughout March.
Mitzvah Project
March 4 to April 16
Recent B'nai mitzvah students, Rachel Weinberg of Temple Emanu-El and Sylvie Loh of Shir Hadash, are running a drive to collect gently used or new kitchen supplies for refugees in need. The collected items will be donated to the Jewish Family Services for refugee families. These families are in desperate need of kitchen items like pots and pans, spatulas, utensil sets, etc. Donated items must all be in good condition or new. From March 4 to April 16, there will be a box located in the sanctuary foyer where you can bring your donations.Thank you so much for your help!
In the Community
Oh The Thinks We Can Think! A speaker series featuring  Judge Jacobs-May
Thursday, March 22 at 12:00 PM
"Oh The Thinks We Can Think!  Neuroscience, Psychology and Social Persuasion":  How do our emotions and subconscious beliefs impact our ability to be objective?  In this program, Judge Jacobs-May will uncover the unconscious processes and cognitive biases that affect decision-making and cause us to make errors in evaluating options. Held at Berliner-Cohen, Club Ten Conference Center, 10 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA , costs $20 and includes lunch.
Honeymoon Israel in Style!
Deadline: Monday, April 16
Looking for your next big, romantic adventure? Join Honeymoon Israel SF Bay Area for a 9-day luxurious trip through Israel. Explore all of Israel's ownders while meeting 19 other young couples from the community. Open to all eligible couples with at least one Jewish partner, with trips in December 2018 and February 2019. Cost to participate is $2,200 per couple, all inclusive of flights and ground costs. To learn more about the experience and eligibility requirements, click here
Yom HaAtzmaut Volunteers Needed
Sunday, April 15
The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Community is looking for volunteers to make the celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel at 70 come to life. The day will be full of joy of arts and crafts, comedians, and music. The event needs volunteers for face painting, fashion shows, and much more. Be a part of making this special day and celebration happen by signing up to volunteer  here .
Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.  To join or support a team that is connected to Temple Emanu-El, click here.
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