Upcoming Events

  1. 08 Mar
  2. 16 Mar

    Shabbat Services

    7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  3. 20 Mar

    Purim Storytime at BookSmart

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. 22 Mar

    Purim Family Shabbat

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Go to the Emeth Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

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Come Home to Congregation Emeth

building2-webWe are a warm and inclusive Reform congregation located in Morgan Hill and serving southern Santa Clara County, California.

We engage in lifelong learning, worship, social action, and community, while celebrating Judaic spiritual and cultural traditions.

We are dedicated to nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, and social needs of all individuals and families seeking a meaningful Jewish connection in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, south San Jose and the surrounding communities. Join us as we grow together, creating and maintaining a vibrant Jewish presence in the South Valley.

Let Torah be a way of life, and welcome every person as a friend.

–Pirke Avot (The Ethics of the Fathers), 1:15


Musical Shabbat

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
with Lior Ben-Hur
Friday, March 8th at 7pm

Join us for a special musical Shabbat with special guest musician Lior Ben-Hur. For 20 years, Israeli-born singer-songwriter Lior Ben-Hur has been performing his music for Jewish audiences in the Bay Area. He has a passion for traveling and world cultures and he writes and produces music and educational content to inspire people and build communities.

Guests are welcome!  For more information about attending the event, please reach out to admin@emeth.net.

Learn more about Lior Ben-Hur at
www.liorbenhur.com

And listen to some of his songs:
https://youtu.be/AojgUOzMVqk?si=EZqRhQu1tUYz9_9M
https://youtu.be/37bslRVdi3I?si=V-qW-NypKkuIZDuJ

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2RnP7Ks7nVGe5p3gWp3PlF?si=tHYSBEzaSyy5XgS4Rv7yOw


Standing With Israel

We are all outraged and devastated by the attack on Israel that began on October 6th.  We will stand together with Israel, come together as a community to support one another, and continue to pray for the people and country of Israel. Am Yisrael Chai. 

 Learn more about the situation and what you can do.

Read highlights of Rabbi Dantowitz’s recent trip to Israel.

Shanghai Event, Feb 5Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge

Presentation, Discussion & Reception

On February 5th, Emeth hosted an event for the community to learn about the largely unknown story of the more than 20,000 stateless Jewish refugees that fled Nazi occupied Austria, Germany and Poland for Shanghai, China between 1933 and 1941.

We were joined by the curators of Holocaust Museum LA’s recent exhibition, “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story,” Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits, and Christie Jovanovic, Curator of Collections, and were able to meet Bay Area residents with connections to this piece of history, including a 95-year old Shanghai survivor and special guest speaker former Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

The recording of the event is now available.

Read the Morgan Hill Life article about the event.


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Latest News

Stay informed about upcoming events, including Shabbat services, education, and special programming through our Members Only email list for weekly updates. Friends of Emeth can join our email list occasional community updates, and/or enjoy our Kol Emeth newsletter (published three times a year). Learn more about Membership below.

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Membership

Congregation Emeth is dedicated to creating a warm, meaningful environment for our members. Please explore our site, read about our membership benefits, or contact us.

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 Youth Education

Congregation Emeth provides a comprehensive program of Jewish education, Beit Sefer (House of Books), for students from K through B’nai Mitzvah. Our teens are also active in Emet Dor Kef (The Fun Generation). Contact our Education Committee for more information.

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Volunteer

Volunteering is a satisfying way to engage in our community, to establish a meaningful connection with Emeth and with fellow members, and to meet a vital need. Tell our volunteer coordinator how you would like to help.

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Blessings

We provide resources from the URJ that will enable you to deepen your observance of Shabbat and other Jewish rituals at home.

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Tikkun Olam (Social Action & Social Justice)

We volunteer in the community in many different ways. We also take a leadership role with the Interfaith CommUNITY of South County. If you are interested in these or other projects, please contact our committee chair.

Donate

Support and enrich Emeth’s programs by making a donation. 

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Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies

Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies jemerman

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