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We welcome you to Temple Emanu-El. Our array of worship services, wonderful holiday celebrations and enriching educational opportunities for all ages make it possible for you to easily find a place to belong in our diverse congregation.

Our worship services are joyous, serious, thought-provoking, and fun occasions that blend today with past traditions! Temple Emanu-El religious rituals maintain a balance between Judaism’s rich traditions and the realities of modern life. Our clergy lead us in traditional worship service, as well as creative interpretations for today’s Jews.

Jewish holidays at Temple Emanu-El are fun occasions celebrated with our Jewish traditions. Many times throughout the year we gather as a community to enjoy the spiritual, ritual and all around fun of our Jewish calendar. Our rich heritage provides the opportunity to share our unique history together.

Educational opportunities abound at Temple Emanu-El. From our award winning Preschool for ages 2-5, to our comprehensive Religious School and Hebrew School for ages Preschool-12th grade, to our Adult Education programs, we offer all ages a way to learn more about Judaism and their roots. Social Action is a cornerstone of our educational programs as we connect to the broader community in which we live and work through our Tikkun Olam social and political efforts.

Our founders made history by establishing Temple Emanu-El as Santa Clara Valley’s first Jewish congregation in 1861. Today we are proud to be one of the oldest Reform synagogues on the West Coast. I invite you to join our members and find your place in our history.

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Rachelle Vogler
V.P. of Membership

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