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 (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
  • 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
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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.


News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner (May 14, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday May 14, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,  by May 10th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Center ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:25 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (April 9, 2019) (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by April 5th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Sliced Ham in Raisin Sauce Scalloped Potatoes Corn Caesar ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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Pay Your Annual Dues

Pay your annual dues

The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (May 2019) The House of the Temple is the headquarters of the Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction.  It has been open to the public for tours since it opened in 1915.  It contains a number of museums, exhibits, and collections, including the Masonic collection of Illustrious Brother Burl Ives, the Albert Pike Museum, the Hall of Scottish Rite Regalia, and the Americanism Museum. The library in the House of the Temple is the oldest in the District of Columbia that is open to the public, and houses more than 250,000 books, manuscripts, and other publications.  Among the contents are an impressively large Masonic collection, an Abraham Lincoln collection, and a Robert Burns collection.  Here also is the repository of Scottish ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:22 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (May 2019) Good Will, is not something we hear very often these days. Good Will is not only very important for relationships in our marriages and within our fraternal organization but also so important for a healthy and a well govern society. How does Good Will apply to our Fraternal Brotherhood, our Marriages and our relationships, as Freemasons? For many years, researchers have pondered the great social dilemma of failed marriages and broken homes. There have been many theories on the root causes. Researchers observing couples as they react to one another, have been able to reach a consensus that was profoundly simple. The consensus was that many marriages fail due to one, single, fundamental mind set; lack of Good Will. After ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (May 2019) Esoteric Freemasonry Defined as knowledge intended for, or understood by, only a few, Masonic Esoterica is even perceived as meant for even fewer. It is an often-debatable vein of Freemasonry that man traditionalists argue as fuel to the already mythic origins of the fraternity. Even worse, that in many cases Masonic Esoterica is a later addition added to flavor its origin. All said, Masonic Esoterica exists, whether mystical or not, some masons as some time felt that these things were connected and were relevant to one another. This excerpt strives to explore these aspects of Esoterica and illuminate some of its function to the mystery schools. The 47th Problem of Euclid There are so many symbols, words and phrases ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (May 2019) There is considerable speculation about the founding of Scottish Rite, but most agree that there is an inseparable link to the Scottish Jacobite cause of the 17th and 18th centuries.  (Efforts to put the Stuarts back on the British throne) When looking up the history of Scottish Rite Masonry as early as 1733 a reference to “Scotch Masons’ Lodge appeared in a manuscript list of lodges  by Dr. Richard Rawlinson.  The early designations “Scotts,” “Scotch,” and “Scottish” refer to a type of Masonry practiced, rather than referring to native Scottsmen.  Early Scottish Degrees, after the Master Mason’s Degree were created in 1734-35 as “Excellent Mason” and “Grand Mason.”  These Scottish Degrees are older than Royal Arch Degrees. Did ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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