Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, February 24 at 6:30 PM

Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 at 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Minyan led by 6th Grade
Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 AM
Erev Shabbat Service with Purim Sermon and Song
Friday, March 10 at 7:00 PM

Purim Baby Shabbat
Friday, March 11 at 9:00 AM

Refugees Need Your Help!
Through February 25
Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley serves 200 vulnerable refuges each year and distributes food to benefit these hard working families in our community who are facing food insecurity.  This year, JFS' funding for emergency food was greatly reduced due to the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board reducing its allocation to Santa Clara County. Please help refugee families by donating non-perishable food items at the bin at Temple Emanu-El.  Thank you for your support! Questions? Contact Leo Michels: leoamichels@yahoo.com
Camperships are Available Online!
Youth Enrichment Scholarship Opportunities (Camperships) are now available on our website.  This year, Passover candy sale revenue will all be used for Jewish Enrichment Opportunities.  Order forms can be found in the Gift Shop, at Religious School, or in the Temple Administrative Office.  We have an anonymous donor who has agreed to match all the profits from the candy sale! Please be sure to try to sell as much as you can. Remember that out of town friends and relatives can order off the Miss Chocolate website ( http://www.misschocolate.com/candy/index.php) directly using the school code 704652. There will be additional fundraising opportunities at the Purim carnival so keep your eyes open.
Help San Jose Today!
The recent flooding in San Jose has impacted many in our community.  We have a committee of dedicated Temple members working closely with other community members and the Red Cross. The current demand is for CASH donations and for volunteers.  Anyone interested in being a stand-by volunteer for the Red Cross should connect with Jan Phinick, 408-615-1605. Please feel free to drop your cash donations at Temple Emanu-El and we will pass them along to where they are needed. The Salvation Army is a distribution center for supplies.  Coats, clothing, blankets, pet supplies, diapers, wipes, toiletries, etc. will all be accepted at Temple Emanu-El and taken to The Salvation Army.
lunch and learn
Lunch and Learn with the Cantor
Wednesday, March 1 at 12:00 PM
Join the Cantor for lunch, and bring your thirst for Jewish knowledge!  Bring a sack lunch and join Cantor Edmondson on the first Wednesday of each month to share in a stimulating discussion of Jewish liturgy and music. This event is open to the community.
Send Mishloach Manot!
Send by March 2
Log in to your Temple account and follow the link to participate in the joyous Purim custom of sending Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags full of goodies). Click here to send today!  For more information on Purim, click here.
Shabbatluck Dinner and Erev Shabbat Family Service with 5th and 4th Grades
Friday, March 3 
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Service at 7:00 PM
This service includes the participation of our 4th Grade Class with leadership from our 5th Grade Class. We're proud of our students and their participation and leadership in our service. All are welcome to meet and schmooze with these students, their families, and our congregation during a friendly potluck dinner before 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
Purim Carnival Wristbands
Purchase by March 5
Carnival games, prizes, crafts, a jumpy house, costumes, boxed lunches, cotton candy, popcorn, hamentaschen, a fantastic raffle, and more!  NEW THIS YEAR: Purchase your Purim Carnival Wristbands and order lunches online here.
Purim Baby Shabbat
Saturday, March 11 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!  Costumes encouraged!
Adult Purim Experience and Megillah Reading
Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy an adult study session and Megillah Reading with Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda.  Bring your own beverages! Costumes encouraged.  Snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP to admin@templesanjose.org.

Student Mitzvah Project
Through May 21
Josh Tucker and Jeremy Meltzer are joining together for their mitzvah project. We are helping out the organization Pitch In For Baseball which gives kids who can't afford baseball gear the chance to play. We are collecting gear and money for this cause. We hope you'll help out as well. There will be a box outside the synagogue for you to put new or gently used baseball gear in. The box will be there until the end of religious school (May 21). Also, you can donate money, using the link below. Thanks for your help!

In the Community
JFS Grief Support Group
Sunday, February 26 at 10:30 AM
This group is for adults who are grieving a spouse, parent, child, friend, or anyone.  It is a safe space to talk about grief and obtain support and feedback.  Run by LCSW Lisa Warner, Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS.  Held in the JFS Classroom at 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

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