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
Reservations for Stated Meeting Dinner are due by Friday before the Stated Meeting. If you do not make your reservation by that date, Dinner will cost $20 if enough food has been prepared.

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (July 2020) Rayden is a bright, fun, and charismatic 10-year-old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic for an articulation disorder ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (May 2020) I have been thinking about how to write the article for the newsletter this month. So much has changed in the last five weeks with the onset of a world ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2020) Adrian is a fun, energetic 4-and-a-half year old boy who loves to play with race cars! He Has been receiving speech and language therapy services at the ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:07 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 Donor’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.

News & Events

  • From the General Secretary (July 2020) We are now under contract to rent a large portion of the parking lot to Amazon, so when you come please make sure you get a spot that is marked ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:54 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Sovereign Grand Commander Reception - Nov. 10, 2020
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Scottish Rite Mysteries - Sept. 11&12, 2020
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - July 14, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday July 14 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by July 10th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Dinner is TBD depending ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary I want to keep you abreast of things as best as I can. At this point the Grand Master Reception is canceled for this year.  If we are allowed we ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2020, 7:28 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 2020) Brethren, I hope you all and your families are well. July gives us Independence Day. A day that changed history and created this country. It influenced other countries. It changed the mind of people to understand that systems, specifically those that deprive the people from the fundamentals to survive, or that are despotism and tyranny can be changed. Freemasons have been involved in this. The Boston Tea Party, General and later President George Washington, Paul Revere, Marquis de Lafayette and other Brethren played a major role in forming this country into a democracy. They did so as individuals. Other Freemasons that actively participated in and were driving revolutions include Simon Bolivar in South America and Mirabeau in France. Rulers that ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:44 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (July 2020) Well my Brethren, by the time you read this article, the June activities for Scottish Rite will have still been put on hold. I hope July will have a better outcome. July 14th Stated Meeting and Dinner. I am looking forward to this meeting. Last year I heard a poem in my Lodge that I would like to share with all my Brethren. Hail, Masonry, Thou Craft Divine. By C. Delafaye Hail, Masonry, thou craft divine, Glory of earth, from Heaven revealed, Which dost with jewels precious shine, From all but Masons' eyes concealed. Thy praises due who can rehearse, In nervous prose or glowing verse? As men from brutes distinguished are, A Masons other men excels; For what's ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:43 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (July 2020) In May 1858, Brother Jose Ignacio Herrera y Cairo was murdered by his political and military enemies in Mexico. Two of the ranking officers involved were later hanged.  Brother Cairo became a national hero and military units and streets were name in his honor in the Jalisco area.   Earlier, Brother Cairo was concerned he might be murdered and asked his friends, should that happen, that he would like to be buried in a Masonic Cemetery.  His body was buried in a local cemetery but his heart was removed and preserved as a relic.  In April 1893 it was taken from Mexico and placed in the Oakland Masonic Temple by his sister, Rosalia Labastida de Coney.  A ceremony was held at ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:41 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (July 2020) After missing several of the last inputs to the SJ SR Rite Word, I am happy to report that I am back in action again after completing my move further north in California and I wan to thank Hon. Gregg Hall and Angela Athens for covering the last two articles for me. I did not expect this move to happen but when an opportunity such as this arose, I had to make a quick decision or lose it.  This was a move that should not be taken lightly by anyone—but I felt that if I could keep my current memberships and friends and add new ones it could be manageable. Well, I have got to tell you—It’s ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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