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 (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
  • From the Clinic (February 2019) Anna is a sweet and playful four-year-ten-month old girl who has been receiving speech and language therapy services with Miss Karen at the San Jose Scottish Rite ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (January, 2019) We are so pleased to host yet another intern from the Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department at San Jose State University. Shareen Dhillon, a second year student in the ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:34 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.

Rebuilders of the Temple 

Hewer of the Ashlars
Mark McEuen 32°

Cutters of the Cedar
Charles Davidson 32°
Laurence Connell 32° 
Cirilo Paredes 32°
Edwin Pearce 32°
Hershel Amos 33° 


News & Events

  • From the Chairman of the A/V Committee Brothers, I have been tasked to be the Chairman of the Valley of San Jose’s Audio-Visual Committee. The goal of this Committee is to establish and provide a ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - March 12, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday March 12 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by March 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Corn Beef ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Join the Personal Representative in Philadelphia! Deadline to sign up is February 28, 2019!
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 5:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - February 12, 2019 Menu Tuesday February 12 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by February 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Tri Tip w/ Brown ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:54 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Personal Representative (January, 2019) Happy New Years to all and welcome to 2019!      As we close out another year, it is time to reflect on this past year’s accomplishments, and look forward to ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:47 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 (March 2019) In March, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a time which honors the patron saint of Ireland.  Much of his life is the subject of conjecture, and even the dates of his life are uncertain, other than that he lived in the mid to late 5th Century.   Born in Great Britain and originally taken as a slave to Ireland, he subsequently escaped and later returned to the Emerald Isle as a missionary.  He later served as a ishop, and has been termed, at one point, the bishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland.  St. Patrick is credited with using the shamrock to illustrate the doctrine of the holy trinity, which explains in large part the use of the shamrock ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (March 2019) Sometimes it is necessary to step back and observe to see the truth laid in front of us. Subtle, creeping changes (sometimes intentional) in socially accepted norms, changes our beliefs and actions, thus slowly changing who we are, what we believe in and how we supposed to act. As we slowly accept a new normal especially promoted with social acceptance, we tent to react, instead of act within our values and virtues which we have committed to live by. Man is a social animal. Man can learn many behaviors and when man acquires the socially excepted behaviors, he is considered a fit and proper member of the regularly organized society. Modern man is facing a challenge called Social Engineering while ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:47 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (March 2019) After joining the fraternity, a Master Mason soon discovers the amazing wealth of additional opportunities to learn about and to participate in Freemasonry. While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition— almost as old as Freemasonry—of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees. Enthusiastic Masons eager to learn and to participate more are prime candidates for Masonry beyond the Third Degree. – Scottish Rite Conferral  – The conferral of degrees in the Scottish Rite is quite different from the first Three Degrees you received in your local Blue Lodge. • Conferral is traditionally during a 1, 2 or 4 day Reunion (our term ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:43 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (March 2019) If you came to Installation of the 2019 Officers for our Scottish Rite, Valley of San Jose, you would have noticed that the alter had four items representing our belief in God:  the Bible, the Book of Mormon, a Torah, and a Koran. Four beautifully framed Charters were also present.   Thank you General Secretary Gregg Hall.  This year our Valley is making an extra effort to update our building facilities and expand our “Rite Care” child language center. The Consistory is concerned about justice and recognition that all people must judge their own weaknesses and failings before judging others.  Justice must be accompanied with compassion and understanding.  It is also focused on the difference between our physical and spiritual beings ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:40 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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