Rabbi Dana Magat and the people of Temple Emanu-El in San Jose invite the community to a special interfaith open house Shabbat service on Friday, February 12th, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Following a Sabbath service that will include explanation of the prayers and rituals and the reasons for them, the community will host an Oneg (Fellowship Hour) in the Temple House, featuring displays related to each of the Jewish festivals and life cycle celebrations.
Temple Emanu-El was originally established as the San Jose Bikur Cholim Society (visiting the sick). The original Temple building at Third and San Antonio streets was built in 1870, but lost to a fire in 1940. The congregation then moved to their current location at 1010 University Avenue in San Jose (just off the Alameda) in 1948.
The interfaith Shabbat service is intended for people who are interested in learning about Judaism, its customs, worship, and holidays. Questions are welcomed.
For more information call the Temple office at 408.292.0939, or check their website.