Am Echad, located in San Jose, California, in the heart
of Silicon Valley, is a warm, inviting and vibrant
Orthodox shul. Under the guidance of Rav Menachem
Levine, we welcome all to visit, daven, and learn with
us. We have both Ashkenazi and Sephardi members from
all around the world, as well as throughout the US,
and from many walks of life. Visitors often comment
on how down-to-earth the synagogue is, while at the
same time adhering to the values of an Orthodox Torah
Am Echad has had the privilege of hosting many business travelers and tourists from all over the world. We'd be happy to arrange Shabbos meals for you and discuss options for accommodations.
Please either call 408. 267.2591, or
| REAL ESTATE
- For the list of Apartments & Housing for rent near Congregation Am Echad click here
- Click here to see all the properties for sale within 1 mile of Am Echad.
If you are interested in any of these properties, or for any other real
estate needs, please contact Yaffa Borison at 650. 303.9569 or
For up-to-date information please see
the weekly bulletin.
Get ready for Pesach
We have an extremely generous offer for $5000 in matching funds for our Pesach Yizkor appeal. If you are going to be out of town, please email email@example.com to make a pledge to the shul.
There will be NO kids group this week.
There will be NO Kiddush or Droshah on First Days Yom Tov.
There is NO shalosh seudos at shul this shabbos - eat at home before Minchah.
There will be a shiur between Minchah & Ma'ariv on Motzei Shabbos and the Last Night of Yom Tov:
1) Saturday Night by Rabbi Avi Lebowitz, Rosh Kollel of the Jewish Study Network, on the Rambam's understanding of the obligation to tell the story of yetzias mitzrayim.
2) Sunday Night by Rav Levine on Nesivos Shalom/Sefiros Haomer.
Rav Levine iyun Gemara shiur for Men: Tuesdays at 9pm. The next series will be on the sugyas of Kiddush and Havdalah on Shabbos V'Yom Tov including topics such as eating before Kiddush and Havdalah, Making kiddush on a plastic cup, Making kiddush on whiskey, etc.
This week's class is on Kiddush a Mitzvah Min Hatorah or Midrabbanan: Mareh Makomos/Sources: Gemara Pesachim 107a Rashi and Tosfos; Gemara Nazir bottom of 3-4a and Tosfos "Mai;" Gemara Rosh Hashanah 29a bottom of page; Tur, Beis Yosef, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim; and, Mishne Berura 271:2, Rambam Hilchos Shabbos 29:1 and 6.
Recordings of Past Shiurim at Am Echad: amechad.org/pastShiurim.php.
To sign up for a Kiddush or Shalosh Seudos please
(You can check availability here).
| DAVENING TIMES
| Thursday (Erev Yom Tov)|
|!!! ERUV TAVSHLIN !!!|
| Friday (Pesach Day 7)|
|Candlelighting: BEFORE 7:37pm|
| Shabbos (Pesach Day 8) |
|Mincha: /Ma'ariv: 7:15pm|
|Chometz Buy Back: 9:15pm|
| Next Week |
| Sunday |
|Mincha: /Ma'ariv: 7:40pm|
| Shacharis: 6:30am|
| Mincha/Ma'ariv: 7:40pm|
| Shacharis: 6:30am|
| Early Mincha/Ma'ariv: 6:20pm|
| Mincha/Ma'ariv: 7:45pm|