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 (December 2017) Isaiah is a cute, funny, and talkative four-almost-five-year old boy, who loves to play with his brother, sister, and his dog, Bambi. Isaiah has been attending speech ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:17 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (November 2017) Brielle is a beautiful six-year-old girl who began receiving services here at our clinic at the beginning of summer 2016. She has been working mostly on her articulation ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 9:39 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (October 2017) Ana is a sweet, bright-eyed six year old girl who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to address a language and articulation disorder. When ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:26 AM 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

  • Fall 2017 Reunion Class Congratulations to Our New Brothers
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Congratulations to Our Latest 25 Year Members Bro. Greg Buschek;Bro Ricard Rosenberg;Bro. Gilbert Pearson;Bro. Ralph Zerweck;Bro. Eduardo Hermano
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - December 12, 2017 MENU Tuesday, December 12th, 2017    Assorted Appetizers Chicken Marsala- Breast of chicken in a marsala cream sauce with mushrooms & artichokes Rice Pilaf Mixed Vegetables Caesar Salad Fresh Rolls & Butter - and ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:22 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Trip to the Rosicrucian Museum - December 16, 2017
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 9:56 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction and Festive Agape - December 5, 2017 Please click the link below to go to the Scottish Rite Online Store to make and pay for you dinner reservations.Make your reservation for the Night of Instruction!
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:04 AM 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 (December 2017) My Brothers, As I look through the degrees of the Scottish Rite I have found the greatest value in the 29th and 30th degrees. The 29th leads us through one of life’s hardest trials: Not backing down from your beliefs. Also in the 29th we have to interpret what it means to live and die in the service of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. What does that mean? Does that mean that we make a solid oath to continue paying dues; or does it mean that we are to diligently study our work and never back down from your beliefs? In both the 29th and 30th the threat of death is eminent in the beginning and by the ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:12 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (December 2017) Brethren, As you are reading this article, Thanksgiving has already passed and the December Holidays are upon us. So, I do hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving together with family and friends and are preparing for Christmas and The New Year celebrations. I want to wish to each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas with plenty of presents, warmth and joy and a New Year with lots of health and happiness. Fraternally, Ion Vasilescu, WISE MASTER
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (December 2017) I knew that Crocker Lodge #212 was located somewhere in San Francisco. As it turns out, this is one “Special” Lodge. I learned at Mtn. View DeAnza’s Stated Meeting that our Inspector Wor. Edwin ‘Hercules’ Valdez was going to receive his Hiram Award from Crocker Lodge and I would go. Well let me tell you that Daley City is one large neighborhood and Crocker Lodge is located right in the middle of many multi-story residential houses on the side of a big hill. There were no empty parking spaces but I saw one vehicle just starting to move and we grabbed that space. A quick walk down one steep block and we were there. The place was packed ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:08 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (December 2017) Happy HolidaysI have always loved this time of year. It is time of family, reflection, of endings, and ultimately new beginnings. I trust you will have time for each in the coming weeks. Masonry for me provides an opportunity to consider my thoughts on many of these topics. I often use this time to reflect on the past and reset myself for the coming year and what I want my life to be. One of these reflections is often about the degrees of our Scottish Rite. For my thoughts today, it is the Chapter of the Rose Croix. As we know, there are a number of Rose-Croix degrees, differing in a measure from each other in their work ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:06 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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