Welcome to the San Jose Scottish Rite

Freemasonry has been a part of San Jose for over 150 years. San Jose Lodge #10 (a blue lodge) was issued a dispensation to operate on 11 July 1850. The first recorded communication of degrees of Scottish Rite Masonry was on 16 May 1883 by Albert Pike and the San Jose Lodge of Perfection #13 (a part of Scottish Rite masonry) was organized on 10 March 1885. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite has maintained a temple in San Jose since 1909 and we have been at our current location since 1984.

In addition to being a fraternal organization that attracts the best and most respected men from the community, the San Jose Scottish Rite supports many public institutions including police and fire departments.

When our facilities are not being used for Rite functions, we make them available for rental. Social & religious gatherings, weddings, conventions, reunions and educational events are all welcome at our facilities.

Our charity work is focused primarily on helping children with language and speech disorders. We maintain a clinic on our grounds where children receive treatment free from charge.

Find out more! Click the appropriate button to find out more about what you want to know about the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, its history, its goals, its charities or its facilities.

Make Your Dinner Reservations

Make your dinner reservations

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (March 2018) Layla is a sweet and talkative 6-year-old girl who has been coming to the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic since October 2016 to work on her articulation ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (February 2018) Daniel is an imaginative 5-year old who has been seen at our clinic for the last 15 months. So far Daniel has met nine of his speech therapy goals ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:13 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (January 2018) Lucas and Marco are fun-loving brothers who have been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to address an articulation disorder. Lucas, aged 10, and Marco, aged 8 ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:11 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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Please remember those brothers that are shut in. A friendly call or note from a fellow brother would be a warn and appreciated gesture. Though, they cannot always be present, they are certainly not out of mind. We wish them all the best.

News & Events

  • 2018 Orient-wide Reunion - June 29 thru July 1, 2018 ALL 29 Degrees will be Conferred! On June 29, 30 and July 1 of 2018, every Scottish Rite Valley in California will come together to host the first Orient-wide ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:27 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - March 13, 2018 Assorted Appetizers Main Entrée — Penne Marinara w/ Meatballs Mixed VegetablesCaesar SaladGarlic BreadDessert (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, prior to March 9) Call the Office NOW at 408 ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018 6:30PM The Personal Representative And The Wise Master Invite you to The San Jose Scottish Rite MAUNDY THURSDAY Ceremony of Remembrance   and Renewal Thursday, March 29, 2018 At the San Jose ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:16 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (February 13, 2018) MENU “SWEETHEARTS NIGHT”  Assorted AppetizersMain Entrée — Chicken MarsalaRice PilafMixed VegetablesCaesar SaladFresh Baked RollsDessert (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, prior to Feb 10) Call the ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Congratulations to our 2018 Officer's Corps Lodge of PerfectionKnights of Rose CroixCouncil of KadoshConsistory of KadoshKnights of Saint Andrew
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:11 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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Pay Your Annual Dues

Pay your annual dues

The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (March 2018) In March, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a time which honors the patron saint of Ireland.  Much of his life is the subject of conjecture, and even the dates of his life are uncertain, other than that he lived in the mid to late 5th Century.   Born in Great Britain and originally taken as a slave to Ireland, he subsequently escaped and later returned to the Emerald Isle as a missionary.  He later served as a bishop, and has been referred to, at one point, as the bishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland.  St. Patrick is credited with using the shamrock to illustrate the doctrine of the holy trinity, which explains in large part the use of ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:12 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (March 2018) Thoughts on Mystery Schools, the Lesser Mysteries and Freemasonry” I believe it is generally accepted that the Egyptians, more than any other ancients, were the most learned in the occult sciences. The wisest of philosophers from Greece went to Egypt to be initiated in the sacred mysteries by the priests of Thebes, Memphis and Hermopolis. Thales, Solon, Pythagoras and Plato all traveled to the delta of the Nile in quest of knowledge. On their return to Greece, these scholars announced and confirmed the Egyptians to be the wisest of mortals and their temples to be the repositories of the most sublime doctrines concerning the history of the gods and the regeneration of men. It is both interesting and instructive to ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:11 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (March 2018) Greetings,  We welcome the month of March with change. In our degrees we learn the equinox has important roles throughout time. It is more than just trying to balance an egg perfectly, which can be done any day of the year. The word equinox comes from the Latin word aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. We may think it to be an equal split of light, and dark, but the equinox is just close in time. It varies due to the sun rise, and atmospheric reaction of sunlight. The few days prior to the spring equinox, and a couple after the Autumn equinox is a period know as the equilux. Taken from Latin meaning equal light. This is when ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (March 2018) Fraternal greetings!  First off, I want to congratulate all involved in making the Sweetheart dinner in February a success!  I’m proud to be part of an organization which continues to honor and support the spouses of our departed brethren.  Additionally, I would like to remind everyone of the upcoming trip to Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 6th through the 8th, where we are organizing a trip to observe all 29 degrees in their amazing Scottish Rite temple.  Please mark your calendars, and more details concerning the logistics and cost are to come soon.  This will be a great opportunity for our brothers to see how Guthrie performs all the degrees in preparation for our Statewide conferral in June. In ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:08 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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