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 (July 2019) Dylan is an adorable four year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with his expressive and receptive language and ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:41 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2019) Indy is an enjoyable 15 year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with pragmatics and social communication. Pragmatics is ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March 2019) Arthur is a sweet and gentle six year-old boy who Ms. Karen and Ms. Jenna provided speech therapy services for up until last month. He loved to play with ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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Rebuilding the Temple

In 1982, the members were asked to make donations to Build the Temple.  Now 36 years later, the Temple needs some upgrades.  We are again asking the Brothers to step up to the plate.  The donation levels below are exactly the same as they were back in 1982.

Future projects needed include; replacing window coverings throughout the building, building  out the old printing room as a modern conference room, building out the warehouse as a members lounge, new floors through out the building.  Also we want to expand the size of the Clinic to accommodate more Children.  We have over 100 on the waitlist and our space is maxed out.

All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive the appropriate plaque and have your name placed on our Donner’s wall.

Setter of the Corner Stone  $25,000+
Designer of the Royal Arch $9,000 to $24,999
Artesian of the Temple $3,000 to $8;999
Craftsman of the Pillars $1,500 to $2,999
Hewer of the Ashlars $750 to $1,499
Cutter of the Cedars $250 to $749

You can make a one time donation or alternatively you can make a pledge that will fit within your budget. And any amount will be gratefully accepted.

Please contact the Secretary to Make your donation.

Cutters of the Cedar
Bro. Felipe Josue 32° 

In Memory of Charles E Stelling 33°
by Bro Gary and Carolyn Clarke 

Hewer of the Ashlars 
Hon Randy Downey 32° KCCH 

Artisian of the Temple
Bro Toby Vanderbeek 32° 


News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner/Grand Master Reception Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday July 9, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by July 5th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Grand Master’s Festive ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:43 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Life Membership Effective July 1 the Price of Life Memberships will be going up, so if you would like to get one at the reduced rate now is the time.  Listed below ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner The Personal Representative and  The Venerable Master of the Valley of San Jose Invite all Scottish Rite Freemasons and other Brother Masons to A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (June 11, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday June 11, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 7th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Traditional Summer BBQ Mixed ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:56 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (May 14, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday May 14, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,  by May 10th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Center ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:25 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 (July 2019) Brethren   Often times we talk about the importance of educating ourselves in the mysticism and symbolism of our order, and of obtaining further light in Masonry.  These are indeed important.  But sometimes we forget that the true secret to the fraternity is that kinship – that true brotherhood which exists, which permeates everything we do.  It is that, for many of us, which from the outset of our Masonic experience, draws us in and keeps us coming back.  That is why our social times are so very important.  Those times are not mere indolence or time wasted.  Even for those Masons who are truly dedicated to furthering the knowledge and enlightenment of those around them, and who spend countless hours of ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:39 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (July 2019) Dear Brethren, As a beekeeper or an apiarist, I have always been fascinated with honey bees and continue to learn about them every day. There are many connections between Masonry, Honey Bees and Bee Hives. This month, I would like to share with you some thoughts about Freemasonry and Bees. If you research for Bees and Freemasons, you will read many references for bees being symbols of industry and regeneration, wisdom and obedience, with a place in Egyptian, Roman and Christian symbolism. I believe there is much more than that. First, bees know one another through various indicators if they belong to their hive or not. Only bees who can produce the correct credentials are admitted to a regular bee ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:37 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (July 2019) Kinds of Masons - A Short Story "I am almost through!" The New Brother displayed a sheaf of cards to the Old Tiler. "Soon I will have joined them all and become every kind of Mason there is."  "What do you know about the kinds of Masons there are?" asked the Old Tiler, interested. "You have not been a Master Mason long enough to gain all that knowledge!"  "That's not hard to gain, with all the brethren poking petitions at you. There are Scottish Rite Masons and York Rite Masons and Templar Masons and Chapter Masons and council Masons and..."  "Oh!" the syllable said much. The Old Tiler added, "I didn't understand. I thought you couldn't have learned ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:35 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (July 2019) From the Master of Kadosh Our Scottish Rite facilities are being redone, remodeled & repurposed with your help in supporting the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation.  More changes are on the way including expanding our Childhood Language Clinic.  The down stairs will soon have a modern meeting facility that we will all be proud of.  Come, visit and be impressed by the room and the changes.   Masonry is moving ahead.  I just had the opportunity to visit Grand Lodge in San Francisco.  A new beautiful Lodge room, with dining and meeting areas is almost complete.  It is located on the exhibit floor.  Eight Lodges have already expressed and interest in putting on a degree there.  (two pictures if you have room ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:33 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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