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 (November, 2018) Liat is a beautiful eight-year-old who has attended our clinic’s speech therapy program for the last year and-a-half. She has been working hard on her ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:47 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (October 2018) Thank you for sending me to my first RiteCare Conference!   I attended the conference in Los Angeles, CA on August 8-10, 2018, hosted by the California Scottish Rite Foundation ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:02 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (September 2018) Jacob is a five-year-old boy who attended speech and language therapy services at our clinic from May 2017 until July 2018. Jacob loves to play with his twin ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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News & Events

  • Night of Instruction - December 4, 2018 The PR and VM of the SJ SR Valley invite all Freemasons to a SR Night of Instruction and Agape Dinner  Dec 4   Time Social Hour 6:30PM Talk 7 ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - November 13, 2018   Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday November 13, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by November 9th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Turkey ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Rebuilding the Temple Program 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 ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (October 9, 2018) Tuesday October 9, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by October 5h) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted German Sausage Soft Pretzels German Pork ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Esoteric Study Group (starting September 18, 2018) Brothers’ Sean Patrick and Mark Scoggins are putting together in informal study group to discuss the esoteric side of Masonry and Scottish Rite Masonry. The first meeting will be held ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (November, 2018) Do you enjoy your Scottish Rite experience?  This is not a rhetorical question.  I really want to know.  Do you enjoy your Scottish Rite experience?  If your answer is “yes”, then, great.  You obviously attend regularly, and I look forward to seeing you very soon.  If your answer is “no”, then I want to know why.  Is there something we can do differently?  If there something we are not doing that perhaps we can do?  Let me know, and together, let us work on improving your experience.  If your answer to the questions is, “I don’t know”, then that tells me that for whatever reason, you are not present at our meetings and activities.  Please come by, participate with ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:44 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (November, 2018) One of the best examples and expression of the strong ties among the Brothers of our Fraternity is the tradition of the Chain of Union. Each month after our Blue Lodge instructional meeting, and lodge is closed, the Master invites the brethren to join him and the wardens around the altar to form a Chain of Union and memorialize our ties with our Brothers past, present and future. What a beautiful and moving moment. During this ceremony the Master asks us to join our hearts as we join our hands in the Chain. We are reminded that this beautiful symbol binds us in time and in space and that it comes to us from the past and leads us toward ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh ( November, 2018) Greetings, This month of November we have much to be grateful for. Thomas Paine said, "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it". Many among us have born that burden to maintain peace. Veterans Day, was originally  set as Armistice Day to honor the end of WWI in 1918. Legislation that was passed in 1938 that "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to here after celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'. After WWII and the Korean War the 83rd congress, after being urged by the veterans service organization amended the act of 1938. The amendment struck out the word "Armistice"  and inserted the word "Veteran". For this we thank you ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (November, 2018) Fraternal greetings!  We had a wonderful Octoberfest style dinner at the October meeting, and I encourage those of you who haven’t attended a Scottish Rite stated meeting and Dinner to please consider doing so.  We always love to see our Scottish Rite Brothers, their significant others, and Friends at our events!  Please also consider inviting any Master Masons who haven’t been through the Scottish Rite to attend the November Dinner, along with their application for the November Reunion. As I write this article, we have just passed through October the 13th.  October the 13th is a special time of year which marks the persecution of the Knights Templar by Pope Clement V and Philip “The Fair ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:37 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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