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.

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Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (July 2018) Meet Hannah! She is a joyous four year old who loves to play with the babies, Barbies and pretend food toys when she comes to our clinic once a week ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (June, 2018) Charlie is a friendly and playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play with his brothers and sisters. He has been receiving speech therapy services once a week at ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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News & Events

  • Personal Representative Trip to Philadelphia (September 22-29, 2019)
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:54 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (July 10, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  July 10,2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 8th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! ORClick on the RESERVE NOW ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary Have you thought about purchasing a life membership?  For a one time fee you can make sure that you will always remain a member of the Scottish Rite, and your ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (June 12, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  June 12,2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 8th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!-OR-click here to make your ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • California Scottish Rite Foundation Diamond Jubilee (June 16, 2018) The San Jose Scottish Rite has purchased a table sponsorship for the Gala Event.  If you are interested in going please contact Illustrious Ken Nagel.  Tickets will be   given on ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (July 2018) 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 9, 2018, 7:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (July 2018)      In my April article I recommended a book by Illustrious Brother Manly P. Hall entitled “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry”. I hope that many of you have had the opportunity to obtain and read this valuable book and add it to your library. For those already familiar with Brother Hall’s writings maybe it spurned you on to reread or at least scan this treasure. As you recall Chapter VI discusses the author’s ideas about the qualifications of a “True Mason”. Here are a few more of those qualifications for your contemplation. The true Master Mason enters his lodge with one thought uppermost in his mind: “How can I, as an individual, be of greater use in the Universal ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (July 2018)   Independence Day should be a special time to all.  The fourth of July, as it is also know, became a federal holiday in 1941, though the celebration of this day dates back to the 18th century, and the American Revolution. In June of 1776 representative of the 13 colonies weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Brittan.  Then on July 2nd the continental congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later those delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776through today, the fourth of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence with parades(like the one South Valley 187 in Morgan Hill and many other ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:16 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (July 2018) Fraternal greetings!  On June 2nd the Consistory joined with the Knights of St. Andrew, Sciots, and Grotto to host a Masonic time of fellowship at the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival.  Fourteen Brothers, family, and friends attended the event and a great time of fellowship with libations was had by all! The United States Independence Day occurs this month on the 4th of July, and as such I would like all of us to reflect on the great freedoms we have in the United States and be reminded of those in less fortunate situations.  As Soldiers of Liberty, we have taken oaths in the 32nd degree to protect and promote freedom and resist despotism.  In the past I had the great ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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