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We 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
Shanghai: 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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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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