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 (May 2018) McKenzie is a beautiful three-year old girl who has been seen twice a week at our clinic for the last 18 months. This month we celebrate all her accomplishments ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:32 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2018) Max is an athletic, easygoing nine year old boy who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to remediate /r/.  His parents had seen a number of ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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

  • Stated Meeting Dinner (May 8, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  May 8th,2018 Assorted Appetizers   Smoked Center Cut Pork Loin   With apple sauce Scalloped Potatoes Corn Mixed Green Salad With Ranch and Italian Fresh Baked Rolls with butter ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:45 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 2018 Orient-wide Reunion (June 29-July 1, 2018) ANCIENT AND ACCCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE ORIENT OF CALIFORNIA 2018 ORIENT–WIDE REUNION   Hosted by the    Valley of Oakland 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA  94612 On Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 29 ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:37 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction and Festive Agape (June 19, 2018)  Click here to make your reservation:
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (May 2018) For those that may not know me, my name is Gregg Hall and I am the new General Secretary.  I would first like to say that we all owe Brother ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:31 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Secretary's Desk (April 2018) FAREWELL This is a hard article for me to write. As a number of you know, I will be resigning my office as your General Secretary effective April 23 and ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:04 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 (May 2018) The House of the Temple is the headquarters of the Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction.  It has been open to the public for tours since it opened in 1915.  It contains a number of museums, exhibits, and collections, including the Masonic collection of Illustrious Brother Burl Ives, the Albert Pike Museum, the Hall of Scottish Rite Regalia, and the Americanism Museum.   The library in the House of the Temple is the oldest in the District of Columbia that is open to the public, and houses more than 250,000 books, manuscripts, and other publications.  Among the contents are an impressively large Masonic collection, an Abraham Lincoln collection, and a Robert Burns collection.  Here also is the repository of Scottish ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:29 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (May 2018) This month I will share a part of my Maundy Thursday talk presented in March. For those of you that were present I hope this can serve as a re dux.       Part One Welcome to our Maundy Thursday celebration of Renewal and Remembrance. I begin with a reminder of the meaning of Maundy. It is derived from the Latin word mandatum which means commandment and refers to the new commandment to “love one another”. Here is a description of Maundy Thursday from the April 1924 issue of the “Builder Magazine” which was known as the magazine for the Masonic student. It states that Maundy Thursday “is a time, then, for each of us to search our souls and see if ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:23 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (May 2018)   Greetings,       We have a few special days in this month. One of which started with the name Decoration Day, and began after the Civil War in 1868.  This holiday was started by the Grand Army of the Republic which was a union group from Illinois.  They would decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers of war with flowers.  Due to rivaling dates between the Union and Confederates on when this day should fall, there was a date finally set which we know as Memorial Day (the last Monday in May).  This day united the Union and the Confederates in honoring both side’s  fallen soldiers.  This day is not to be confused with Veterans Day which celebrates the U.S ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:26 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (May 2018) Fraternal greetings!  Just a reminder, we are planning a joint Scottish Rite Consistory, Knights of St. Andrew, Sciots, and Grotto social event at the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Fest on the 2nd of June starting at noon.  So, mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun and relaxing event! A Discussion of the Letters I-A-O in Relation to Deity, the Gnostics, and the Knight Templars In my recent studies, I have come across the reference to the letters I, A, and O, as the three primary vowels that represent Deity in some traditions.  Below you will find the original Knight Templar Abraxas seal, in which, amount other interesting details, the letters I, A, and w are found ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:27 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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