Services & Events
Friday, April 29
9:00 AM Passover Morning and Yizkor Service
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, April 30
10:00 AM Shabbat in Nature

Friday, May 6
6:15 Shabbatluck Dinner
7:00 PM Teacher Recognition Shabbat with 4th Grade and Aleph Hebrew
8:00 PM Special Ice Cream Social Oneg- Prospective Members Welcome
Saturday, May 7
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Minyan

Friday, May 13
7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Service
Saturday, May 14
9:00 AM Baby Shabbat
Hooray for Hollywood
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
You're invited to attend the 2016 Hooray for Hollywood Temple Emanu-El Gala. Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, dessert extraordinaire, and be dazzled by "celebrity" performers and entertainment. Be prepared to walk the red carpet and bid at the silent and live auctions.  THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN: Get the hottest ticket in town!  Tickets are  available for purchase here.  Can't attend the Gala but still want to support Temple Emanu-El?  Purchase a Wall of Fame Star for only $25 by clicking here.
New Temple Directory
The 2016 Temple Emanu-El Directory is here!  Be sure to pick yours up during Religious School on May 1, or at the Oneg following services on April 29.  You may also pick up your Temple Directory from the Temple Administrative Office during regular business hours.  One Directory per family.  Now is the perfect opportunity to add your photo to your Temple account online.  Our online roster allows you to see people's photos!
Spring Cleaning
Our Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Please take a moment to make sure your Temple financial account is up to date- all balances are paid in full.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pollock, or 408-292-0939.
EESY Relay for Life
Friday, April 29 at 6:00 PM
Relay for Life is here!  Whether you or your child are looking for community service hours, a way to help the community, or just wants a fun way to hang out with friends, EESY's Mitzvah Maker team is here to help.  The event will be from April 29-30 from 6:00 PM-6:00 PM at Dartmouth Middle School, 5575 Dartmouth Drive.  To join our team or make a donation, click here.

Temple Offices Closed
Friday, April 29
The Temple Administrative and Preschool offices will be closed on Friday, April 29 in observance of Passover.

Yom HaShoah Candles
Friday, April 29 during the Oneg
Brotherhood is once again providing the congregation with Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial candles. Please pick up your candle during the Oneg on Friday, April 29.  Religious School families will receive their candles on May 1.

Shabbat in Nature
Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 AM at Alum Rock Park
Join Ritual Committee for an outdoor, music-filled service at the Ramada Picnic Area of Alum Rock Park in San Jose. Enjoy a 10:30 AM service followed by hiking on the trails, playing on the playground, and time with Temple Emanu-El family and friends.  Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch.  Parking is $6.  This service is open to all!

Death and Dying Course
Sunday April 3, April 24, and May 1 at 11:30 AM
This three-course series that began April 3 will continue to investigate traditional and Reform Jewish practices, customs, and concepts surrounding death.  We will also discuss some of the important issues that surround bereavement and the grieving process.  Finally, we will investigate some modern theories concerning the stages of grief.  We will also spend time discussing life after death and how death relates to our beliefs. This three-course Adult Education opportunity is taught by Rabbi Dana Magat and is free and open to members and non-members.  RSVP to
End of School BBQ
Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 PM
Prospective members are welcome to join our religious school families for an end-of-the-school-year delicious BBQ lunch and musical fun for the kids. Come tour the Temple and facilities, meet our clergy, leadership, and congregation, and have fun in the process. No RSVP is required.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Put on your dancin' shoes and 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. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join.
Friday, May 6 at 6:15 PM
Everyone is welcome to join our congregational family for a Shabbatluck Dinner. These potluck dinners take place throughout the religious school year on the first Friday of each month before the Erev Shabbat Family Service.

On May 6, our family service will led by our 4th Grade Students and will feature the participation of our Aleph Hebrew Students.
Meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner and stay for a delightful Shabbat service.
Please bring a dish to share. The following designations are based in the first letter of your last name:
A-L: Side dish, salad, fruit       M-Z: Main Dish

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 AM
Babies, and bagels, and blessings, oh my!  Join us 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, Torah studies, and parachute 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!

In the Community
Silicon Valley Yom HaShoah Memorial Service
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Jewish students from around Silicon Valley, in their studies of the Holocaust, will design and conduct a moving memorial service on behalf of the community.  Our own Teen Jewish Studies (TJS) students, along with Rabbi Magat and Phil Hankin, will be participating in this event.  Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave., San Jose.

Atomic Falafel Film
Sunday, May 8 at 6:00 PM
The Israeli military meets its match in a determined 15 year old girl in Dror Shaul's hilarious satire on volatile Iran-Israel relations.  Nofar works in a falafel truck with her widowed mother near the site of a secret Israeli nuclear program.  This fast-paced, pro-peace comedy is just the right recipe for these troubled times.  OFJCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA.

The Friendship Circle 
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 AM
Run or walk with The Friendship Circle. Games, entertainment, and surprises along the route.  A show featuring Mickey the Baboon and other animals. Enjoy a huge inflatable slide, face painting, balloon artist, and more.  Kosher BBQ, cotton candy, popcorn, and other snacks available.   Register online here.  Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126