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Rooted in Tradition, Growing our Future

Founded in 1861, Temple Emanu-El was the first Jewish congregation in Santa Clara Valley and is one of the oldest Reform congregations on the West Coast. With this rich history, our congregation is uniquely rooted in tradition while firmly committed to making our Jewish heritage and values relevant to our lives today. As an integral part of the Jewish community for more than 160 years, we continue to evolve as we meet the changing needs of our members. Today, we join together as a vibrant, diverse community in innovative Shabbat worship, joyous holiday celebrations, life cycle events, and enriching educational opportunities for all ages. We offer relevant and engaging community programs through our auxiliaries and committees and provide information and guidance on how our members can be involved in our community. Critically, we provide a safe and respected place for all streams of engagement with Israel. Our members come together in a nurturing environment to discuss, to question, and to celebrate.


Temple Emanu-El is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation that enriches the spiritual and social lives of our members through community, innovation, and inclusion.  With our rich history, we are uniquely able to serve the evolving needs of our diverse Temple family while fostering a love and understanding of our Jewish heritage, traditions, and values. 


We are steadfast in our commitment to working together to strengthen the bonds within our broader community and with the state of Israel, ensuring continuity as a people and a religion. LEARN MORE 


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