Erev Shabbat Family Service- Teacher Appreciation with 2nd and 3rd grades
Friday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service honoring Lev Zehav members
Friday, May 10 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 and 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
Erev Shabbat Family Service - Teacher Appreciation with 2nd and 3rd Grades
Friday, May 4 Shabbatluck Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 2nd Grade Class with leadership from our 3rd Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. This Family Service is preceded by a congregational Shabbatluck potluck dinner at 6:00 PM.  We hope you share in this delightful Shabbat service with us that will also recognize the amazing teaching staff of both our Religious School and Preschool.  The MazelTones, our junior choir, will also be singing during the service! 
Calling all Secret Agents: Casino Royale Gala 2018
Saturday, May 5 at 6:00 PM
Spy Headquarters closes soon for Temple Emanu-El's Casino Royale Gala 2018! The night will be full with dancing, an elegant dinner buffet, amazing silent and live auction items, casino games, and of course - intrigue. Sit down for an elegant dinner, partake in some espionage among fellow international spies, and sip cocktails on this special evening. There are only 4 seats left!  To get in on the fun, click here.
End of School BBQ and Open House
Sunday, May 6 at 12:30 PM
Join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and fun for the kids. Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process. Prospective members are welcome and we'd love to see you there. No RSVP is required.
The 2018 South Bay Institute Speaker Series
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Cantor Amanda Edmondson will be moderating a discussion with Jessica Zitter, author of Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life. An ICU and Palliative Care specialist offers a framework for a better way to exit life that could change our medical culture at the deepest level. Tickets $12 (member discount price $8).  Get tickets here.
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, May 9 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.
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! 
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!
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!
Chag Shavuot Sameach
May 19-20
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM - 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 Committee.
Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 AM - Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service
Come back for a Yizkor Service at 9:00 AM. 
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!
In the Community
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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.
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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.