About Us

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Congregation Emeth is YOUR South Valley Jewish Community!

We are a warm and inclusive Reform congregation located in Morgan Hill and serving southern Santa Clara County, California. We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary. 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.

Our Mission

Let Torah be a way of life, and welcome every person as a friend
–Pirke Avot (The Ethics of the Fathers), 1:15

Facts About Congregation Emeth

  • We first established ourselves as the “South County Jewish Community” in 1976
  • We hired our first Rabbi in 1984.
  • We purchased our first Torah in 1984.
  • Rabbi Debbie Israel became our spiritual leader in 2006.  In 2020, she became our Rabbi Emerita.
  • We purchased a permanent home at 17835 Monterey Street in Morgan Hill in 2008.
  • Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz became our spiritual leader in 2020.
  • Our membership consists of just over 90 households.
  • We are a thriving, growing congregation; families with young children make up the fastest growing segment of our membership.

For additional historical detail, see Our History

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