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 (September 2020) Wolfe is an inquisitive and sweet 6 year old boy who loves and has a great knowledge for all things related to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals! Wolfe enjoys incorporating his ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (August 2020) Zephy is a sweet and compassionate nine-year-old-girl who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic secondary to a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:40 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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 (September 2020) Work continues at your Scottish Rite.  We are currently in the process of building a new wall, which will separate the Dinning Room from the Auditorium.  (See Pictures elsewhere).  When ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (August 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 Sep 18, 2020, 1:27 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - August 11, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday August 11 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by August 7th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Dinner is TBD depending ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:35 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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Pay Your Annual Dues

Pay your annual dues

The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (September 2020) Brethren, September – month of the autumnal (fall) equinox. The word equinox comes from the Latin words “aequus” (equal) and “nox” (night), literally meaning that day and night are equal. While the vernal (spring) equinox is associated with rebirth, the autumnal equinox is associated with old age, but also with harvest and preparation for the winter. For the farmer this is the time of harvesting the fruits of the hard labor in spring. Hopefully the crop turned out well, and the labor is rewarded. For California wineries, it is hoped to be a good year, with moderate rain this year. Dry farmed and temperature stressed vines concentrate the flavor of the grapes, so many are hopeful for a great vintage 2020 ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (September 2020) My Brethren, August sees us still sheltered in place. No meetings yet, could be months away. As I was sitting at my desk, I started to reflect back on my years in Masonary. In February 1968 I was made a Master Mason. That night I was presented with a Masonic Bible. I was told that after the meeting the Brethren in attendance would all sign the Bible. Since that night I have come across an article that can be recited to the candidate on his receiving a Holy Bible. I would like to share this article with you.                 The Great Light Of Masonry Brother. It is my pleasant duty this evening to present you your own volume of Sacred Law ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (September 2020) September is the Scottish Rite’s Constitutional Observance month.  The actual observance date is September 17.  At the time the Constitution was signed, one gentleman proclaimed that the signing would be celebrated with parades, bonfires, picnics and illuminations.  Little did he realize the celebrations would be usurped by the date of the Declaration of Independence’s signing, July 4th. One important element of our Constitution is that it protects citizens from certain actions of the government. When the founders of our Country were deciding on what form the new government should take, most existing governments were headed by Kings, Emperors and Potentates.  It has been said our form of government was based on Masonic principles. In 1754 the then ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:16 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (September 2020) In my article this month, I want to mention  “remembrances” of the past and also “remembrances” of the future.  So, there I was resting at the San Jose Apartment after my annual heart valve checkup and there is this great little video system and screen to watch.  I am not yet with an internet video service at home in the north so this was a real treat. And this English Historian was describing how he had spent the last 1 1/2 years documenting about the development and original use of the Atomic Bomb.  I was only a small boy when it was all taking place and my folks never let me know what was happening, but I have always ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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