Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, March 24 at 6:30 PM
Rock Shabbat
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

Erev Shabbat Family Service with 4th and 6th Grades featuring The MazelTones
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 AM
Last Chance to RSVP: Rosh Chodesh
RSVP By March 24
Sunday, March 26 at 12:30 PM
Ladies, please join us on Sunday, March 26, 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 and will take place from 12:30 PM until about 2:00 PM. Each Rosh Chodesh experience will focus on different ideas and have different activities, and in this one we'll celebrate Miriam and the Exodus from Egypt. We will embrace the new month that brings us the holiday of Passover. Please come and see what this relaxing and rewarding experience is all about!  Also enjoy lunch, generously provided by he Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood.  Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org.  Please bring a $10 donation to cover the fee for supplies.  We will be making our own Miriam's cups for use at our Passover Seders!  Those attending should wear clothes they don't mind getting paint on or bring a smock. We'll borrow some smocks from the religious school art room, but we may not have enough for everyone. 
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Lunch and Learn, Torah Study
Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00 PM
Food for your body.  Food for your soul.  Need a better way to spend your lunch hour?  Join Rabbi Magat for an informal study and discussion session of a selected Torah portion.  Together 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.
Wine and Cheese Honoring Annual Campaign Donors
Friday, March 31 at 6:30 PM
Please join us for a very special wine and cheese honoring all our generous annual campaign donors.  This year's annual campaign was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who has RSVP'd.  If you have yet to do so, please let us know if you will be joining us by March 29 at admin@templesanjose.org.  Rock Shabbat Service to follow.
Rock Shabbat
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
Featuring the musical stylings of our Rock Shabbat Band!  An innovative and joyous worship experience with musicians (piano, percussion, guitars, trombone, etc.) and singers joining Cantor Amanda Edmondson and Rabbi Dana Magat. 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.
EESY Casino Night with Brotherhood
Saturday, April 1 at 5:00 PM
A great night of dinner, casino and other games, prizes, music & Havdallah.  The cost is $5 for EESY members and $10 for non members. The attire is formal and dinner is included.  RSVP to youthgroup@templesanjose.org. 
Passover 2017
Tuesday, April 11.  Reserve Your Seat(s) by April 3
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 as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a family-friendly setting. Vegetarian meals available upon request. Register here.

Have A Seat? Need A Seat?
If you have extra seats at your first night seder or are looking for a place to spend the first night of Passover, please e-mail admin@templesanjose.org.  Please include your neighborhood, how many seats you have or need, and any dietary restrictions!  First night seder match-ups will be notified on April 5.

Sisterhood Women's Seder Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM
Bring your sisters, mothers, daughters, friends and share the delicious food, camaraderie, and uplifting ritual! Come and enjoy the food and festivities.   Bring a Kosher for Passover style salad, side dish or dessert to share for Passover.   EntrĂ©e and ritual foods provided. $8/Sisterhood Member; $12/Non-Sisterhood Member. Send your check, made payable to Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, to 1010 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 by Thursday, April 6.

Help Make Other's Passover Great!
Please help JFS collect and distribute Passover Food to families and seniors in our community by placing food in the JFS bins in our lobby. We appreciate your contributions of Matzah, Horseradish, Matzah Ball Soup, Tea, Gefilte Fish, Grape Juice, Macaroons, Cakes, Cookies, Fruit, Honey, Matzah Meal, and any other Passover foods that you choose to give!  Barrels will be at Temple Emanu-El through April 5.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service
Friday, April 7.  Shabbatluck at 6:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Family Service at 7:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. 

On April 7, our family service will led by our 6th grade class and will feature the participation of our 4th grade class.
 
Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service featuring our Junior Choir, The MazelTones!
 
Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
M-Z: Side dish, salad, fruit       A-L: Main Dish
 
We hope to you see you there!

In the Community
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Meeting on Immigration
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM
As we prepare to re-tell our Passover story of liberation, immigrant families fear "expulsion" through deportation. Join us as we share stories of our own journeys and learn concrete steps we can take to protect immigrants against injustice. The conversation will be Thursday, March 23rd from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
RSVP to marci.gerston@gmail.com for location or more information.
SJWeBelong: A Community Action and Dialogue for Housing Justice
Thursday, March 30 at 6:15 PM
Join 
PACT and other community members  at Most Holy Trinity Church 2040 Nassau Drive San Jose, CA, 9512 2  on  Thursday, March 30 , from  6:15 - 8:00 PM , as we  seek our goal of an  inclusive and affordable San Jose . We will particularly address the issues of displacement/relocation and unjust evictions.   We will be joined by Councilmembers Sylvia Arenas, Sergio Jimenez and Tam Nguyen .
Spots Are Filling Up!
Sign-up By April 1!
Hillel is taking a lucky group of students to Israel for free!
We're teaming up with Israel Outdoors to lead a Birthright trip this summer. Students ages 18-26 who attend San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Foothill College, De Anza, West Valley, or any other campus in the area are welcome to apply to our summer Birthright trip taking place July 2-13!
To pre-register, go birthrightisrael.com (trip organizor: Israel Outdoors; trip type: campus) and fill out this google form: http://www.israeloutdoors.com/trips/silicon-valley-bay-area-campuses/
For more questions, or if you are not eligible for this trip and want to explore more ways to see Israel, contact Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org.

Friendship Circle Summer Camp
Early Bird Registration by April 1
Summer will be here before you know it and  Friendship Circle is  offering a one of a kind two week summer day camp experience specifically for Children and Teens with Special Needs.  Camp will be held at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto from July 31st to August 11th!  An early bird registration discount for our fun-filled summer camp is available until April 1st! 
Register now (space is very limited) for our action packed typical day camp filled with activities, entertainment, field trips and more including our amazing teen volunteers and an onsite therapist.

Temple Emanu-El | (408) 292-0939 | stephanie@templesanjose.org | http://www.templesanjose.org
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126