Temple Emanu-El Happenings
Pesach Sameach (Happy Pesach)!

We have a few Pesach announcements:

There is no service scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, April 19th. On Saturday, April 20th, we will have our Shabbat/Pesach Morning Minyan at 9:00 AM, followed by our Second Night Seder at 5:00 PM. Please note that we are at capacity for the Second Night Seder, so unfortunately we cannot accommodate any further last minute requests.

The following week on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM , Sisterhood will be hosting a Women's Seder here at Temple Emanu-El. Please RSVP by April 19 to sisterhood@templesanjose.org . Then on Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM , we will be holding our Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service . Please join us for a beautiful service to bid farewell to this most beloved holiday!

The full Pesach schedule will be as follows:
  • Friday, April 19th: NO SERVICE
  • Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 AM: Shabbat Pesach Morning Minyan
  • Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 PM: Passover Second Night Seder
  • Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM: Sisterhood Women's Seder
  • Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM: Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Your Friends at Temple Emanu-El
Service & Event Times
No Shabbat Service
Fri. April 19th
Sat. April 20th
9:00 AM
Sat. April 20th
5:00 PM
Tues. April 23rd
6:00 PM
Wed. April 24th
12:00 PM
Fri. April 26th
9:00 AM
Fri. April 26th
6:30 PM
Sun. April 28th
4:00 PM
Tues. April 30th
5:00 PM
Tues. April 30th
7:30 PM
Wed. May 1st
12:00 PM
Fri. May 3rd
6:00 PM
Fri. May 3rd
7:00 PM
Sat. May 4th
10:30 AM
Sat. May 4th
6:30 PM
Sun. May 5th
1:00 PM
Tues. May 7th
7:00 PM
Tues. May 7th
7:30 PM
Wed. May 8th
12:00 PM
Fri. May 10th
7:00 PM
Sat. May 11th
9:00 AM

Kashering for Passover
Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 26th
Temple Emanu-El has been Kosher for Passover since Monday, April 15th . Please do not bring products with wheat, barley, rye, oat, or spelt to Temple Emanu-El from April 15th until the end of Passover, April 26th. Please note that you may also not bring items that were opened before Passover.
Shabbat Pesach Morning Minyan
Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 AM
We're celebrating Shabbat and Passover at Temple Emanu-El's Saturday morning Minyan. Led by Rabbi Dana Magat and Cantor Amanda Edmondson, everyone is invited to participate in a lively discussion of the weekly Parsha (Torah Portion) and holiday. As with all Jewish events, enjoy refreshments following the service. 
Second Night Seder
Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 PM
It’s time to read from the Haggadah, enjoy a warm seder, and have a joyous time with your family, friends, and loved ones here at Temple Emanu-El! Join us as we explore the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Passover dinner is served; bring your own wine. Vegetarian meals available upon request. Everyone is welcome. Registration ends Friday, April 12 at 12:00 PM. Click here to register.
Sisterhood Women's Seder
Tuesday, April 23rd 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. $8 for Sisterhood members, and $12 for non-Sisterhood members. Please RSVP by April 19 to sisterhood@templesanjose.org or call (408) 239-6416.
Important Upcoming Dates
Pesach Morning and Yizkor Service
Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM
Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur.  
Shabbat HaNefesh
Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM
Our newest Shabbat experience! Nourish your mind, body, and soul with your fellow congregants. Shabbat HaNefesh includes our short and musical Mamash Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:30 PM, followed by a Mediterranean feast.  Registration closes on Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:00 PM. Click here to register.
Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service
Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM
Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service here at Temple Emanu-El. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker. This is also with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and children's choir. Please note that neighborhood parking restrictions have been lifted for the evening.
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM
Don't miss our Congregational Shabbat Dinner! For only $5 per person you can get an awesome meal and some fabulous company. This is immediately followed by our Erev Shabbat Family Service.  Thursday, May 2nd at 12:00 PM  is the deadline for reserving your spot. Register by clicking  here .
Brotherhood Giants Game
Sunday, May 5th at 1:00 PM
Municipal Stadium, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose
Watch the San Jose Giants face the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes with Temple Emanu-El's Brotherhood! Brotherhood is purchasing a block of reserved seating for the event, and Temple Emanu-El will be recognized with its name on the scoreboard during the game! So come on out, enjoy a game, and hang out with fellow Temple members. Tickets are $11 each. Please contact Shannon Brown at scorbrown@gmail.com or 408-891-9431 for more information and payment details.  
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, May 11th 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 and Torah talk! Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg. Everyone is welcome!
Community Events
Help Homeless Women in Need
Month of April
Abigail Everett, whose Bat Mitzvah is this month, is organizing a drive for basic hygiene supplies for homeless women here in our community as part of her mitzvah project. Recently formed in 2015,  Simply the Basics  collects and organizes hygiene supplies and support partner organizations that are providing direct services to homeless people. You can learn more about their work in this inspiring  video . Please drop off donations at the Administrative Office here at Temple Emanu-El. Donations will be collected through the end of April.
Mimuna Party
Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 PM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Experience the Moroccan tradition of Mimuna, a post-Passover celebration with Moroccan sweets. You will also get the enjoy music with a DJ, belly dancing, and a cash bar. Open to everyone. $20 in advance, $25 starting 4/22. Please go to www.apjcc.org/mimuna for tickets and information.
Community Shabbat Service - Sisterhood Shabbat
Saturday, April 27th at 10:30 AM
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos
Shir Hadash is hosting a special community Shabbat on the topic of "Legislating Reproductive Health - A Fresh Look at the Abortion Debate and Why it Matters to Us as Jews." Please click here for registration and further information.
Courageous Diplomats: Rescuers During the Holocaust
Thursday, May 2nd at 4:00 PM
County Government Building, 70 W. Hedding St, San Jose
The topic of this year’s Holocaust remembrance ceremony will be “Courageous Diplomats: Rescuers During the Holocaust.” Holocaust survivor Lottie Marcus will share her personal story of survival through receiving a visa from Feng Shan Ho to Shanghai. The exhibit is sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest. For information, contact Diane Fisher at  diane@jvalley.org  or 408.357.7504.
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Sunday, May 5th at 11:30 AM
APJCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA
Rabbi Professor Ariel Burger will discuss his book, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Burger was Wiesel’s teaching assistant for many years and is a rabbi, teacher, artist and lecturer. Admission $10 per person, payable at the door. Hosted by the Silicon Valley Survivors Association. More information: CJLL@apjcc.org or 408.357.7423.
Temple Emanu-El
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San Jose, CA 95126

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