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 (August 2019) Jenny’s son was screened at our clinic in order to see if he had a speech delay in April of 2018 with Mrs. Cynthia under the supervision of Mrs ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (July 2019) Dylan is an adorable four year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with his expressive and receptive language and ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:41 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2019) Indy is an enjoyable 15 year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with pragmatics and social communication. Pragmatics is ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:49 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.

Cutters of the Cedar
Bro. Jay Skiles 32° 

In Memory of Charles E Stelling 33°
by Bro Gary and Carolyn Clarke 

Designer of the Royal Arch
Bro Jim Arnold 32°


News & Events

  • Scottish Rite Polo Shirts You can get your very own San Jose Scottish Rite Polo Shirt.  These are high quality shirts.  They are of a poly wicking material so they will not fade or ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Fall Reunion - New Dates The Royce Ford Class will be held on November 22-24, 2019. We will do the 5 mandatory Degrees with the Capping Ceremony on Sunday Afternoon  
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Western Railway Museum - Nov. 2, 2019 San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies Council of Kadosh         Saturday, November 2, 2019  12:00 Noon Western Railway Museum 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA Join the Council of Kadosh ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - Sept. 10, 2019   Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday September 10, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Sept 6th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Tri ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 12:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Personal Representative (August 2019) 2019 Honormen Being an odd numbered year, it is once again time to honor some of our members for their service to our Valley and Freemasonry in general. I am ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:08 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 2019) Have you ever studied the history of the Scottish Rite?  Have you ever even wondered where we came from?  It is a long and interesting story, much too lengthy to be fully considered in a article such as this.  However, some highlights might be of interest. To begin, the name Scottish Rite is likely attributable to an unsubstantiated, and probably mythical idea of the influence of the exiled Stuarts of Scotland on what was termed the “higher degrees”. Higher degrees appeared first in England, and later flourished in France.  Lodges, called “Ecossais” or Scottish Lodges, were chartered which worked exclusively in some the “haute grades” or higher degrees.  One participant was a man named Estienne Morin, who ultimate compiled a ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 12:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (September 2019) While I was going through my Masonic notes to come up with an idea for this month’s article, I noticed an old Masonic poem among my notes, presented during a masonic education evening. The Poem was written by Brother George M. Free, I hope you enjoy it. What Makes A Man A Mason? What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine?  It isn’t the due guard, nor is it the sign, It isn’t the jewel which hangs on your breast It isn’t the apron in which you are dressed It isn’t the step, nor the token, nor the grip, Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip, Nor yet the possession of that ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 12:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (September 2019) Continued from August   Here are the six major themes a Scottish Rite Mason encounters on his journey to an awakening consciousness:   The Perfect Elu Tradition  A brother becomes an Elu in the first degree of Masonry when he receives the Apprentice’s prayer. Hands are laid upon his head and he is anointed as one of the “elected” or “elite” entering the Brotherhood of Man. He has been selected by his peers because they see his potential to rise among the best to become the small elite of enlightened minds. But even though he is chosen, he may not become enlightened. God has made men with different intellectual and spiritual motivations and capacities. The Elu Principle avows that, from the ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 12:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (September 2019) Below is the Canadian’s  history of Scottish Rite through its arrived in Canada. “There are several theories as to the origin of the Scottish Rite, but as it evolved in France, in dates from about 1754, when a Chapter (or College) of Claremont was founded in Paris with seven degrees.  By 1758, the system had become a Rite of twenty-five degrees, known as the Rite of Perfection, whose Grand Regulations were issued in 1762. In 1761, Stephen Morin was designated to introduce the Rite into the New World. He first established the Rite in Kingston, Jamaica and in San Domingo.  On the mainland, Bodies were set up at New Orleans, LA in 1763, at Albany, NY in 1767 ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 12:43 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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