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For years, Temple Emanu-El's traditional Havurot program offered friendship and an extended family within our Temple community.

We've embarked on re-imagining our Havurot program. In Fall 2023, we launched Circles of Connection, a new program about connection and friendship for all Temple members. These Circle groups are interest-based and centered on a theme and activity. Circles form in the Fall and Spring, with each Circle planning their own in-person events. Whether you’re 21 or 101, it’s never too late to make new Temple friends while connecting over shared interests and fun activities.

How To Join the Circles of Connection Program:
Circle signups occur every 6 months, in the Spring and Fall, at the Circles Kickoff Event. Please check the Temple calendar for details and to register.

  • Signup Event for Spring 2024 Circles is scheduled for 03/03/24.
  • Signup Event for Fall 2024 Circles is scheduled for 09/15/24.
  • If you are a new Temple Emanu-El member and would like to join a Circle, please contact  circles@templesanjose.org for information.
  • If you are an existing Temple Emanu-El member and missed the signup event, please contact circles@templesanjose.org with the Circle(s) that you are interested in. We will add you to the waitlist and notify you if and when there is an opening.

Fall 2023 Circles included: Pickleball, Reel Deal Movie Club, L’Chaim and Libations, TEE Supper Club, It’s a Snap Photography!, Hidden Treasures of the Bay Area, Sunday Morning in the Park with TEE Playdates

Planned Spring 2024 Circles include: Gardening, Listen to the Music, Take a Hike, Walking, Board Games, Stitchers, Running, Poker Room, Pickleball, L’Chaim & Libations, Park Playdates, Bay Area Hidden Treasures

For more information or questions, email circles@templesanjose.org

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