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 (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
  • From the Clinic (December 2018) Tate is a vivacious and energetic five year old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to a moderate phonological disorder ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2018, 11:18 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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 

Ill. Richard Fisher 33°
Artesian of the Temple 
Hon Del Bliler 32° KCCH
Artesian of the Temple 
Bro. Cleveland Wallace 32°
Craftsman of the Pilars 
Ill. Ken Nagel 33°
Artesian of the Temple 
Hon. Gregg Hall 32° KCCH
Hewer of the Ashlars 


News & Events

  • 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
  • Dues Notices Unfortunately we still have about 20 members that have not paid their 2018 dues.  This is the final appeal.  Those who have not paid or made arrangements with the Secretary ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Annual Dinner Ticket Books You can now buy an Annual Dinner Ticket Book, which gives you 11 Stated Meeting Dinners and 1 Grand Masters Banquet.  For a cost of $150.  This saves you $19 ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:38 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (January 8, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday January 8, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by December 7th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Chicken Marsala ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:37 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner Menu (December 11, 2018) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday December 11, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by December 7th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Chicken Marsala ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2018, 11:22 AM 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 (January, 2019) Brethren   Welcome to January, and to 2019.  I hope that this holiday season has brought you joy and warmth, and that the coming year brings you happiness, health, and prosperity.    Our Scottish Rite year is coming to a close this month, and a new one commences.  We are looking forward to an exciting year of fellowship, learning, and fun.  We hope for a large class of new members at our Spring Reunion, for good participation in our social activities, and for good attendance at our meetings.  Remember that this is YOUR Scottish Rite.  Be an active part, and increase the usefulness of our bodies.   At our January stated meeting, we will celebrate Scottish Heritage night.  If you have Highland attire ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (January, 2019) Dear Brethren, As the Scottish Rite Masonic year comes to an end this month, I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to serve as your Wise Master in this precious Chapter of Knights Rose Croix.   I want to congratulate my line of officers who served us so well: Kerem Kapkin, Laurentiu Murgu, Art Pasquinelli and Martin Maxey. I wish you all the best in 2019 as you assume your new positions and responsibilities in the Chapter. To the officers of the Lodge, Council and Consistory, I thank you for a job well-done. I received great satisfaction serving with you and being a part of the team.   I hope you remember our Maundy Thursday celebration and the many ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (January, 2019) It comes to the point of the year when terms are up, and our new officers are to be installed on January 29th. This, like the tides that come and go, means it is time for brother Naresh to lead our body. He is an abundantly qualified brother that I know will lead the body superbly, and look forward to his year with full support. The fondness I hold when looking back at what the Valley of San Jose accomplished this year is nothing short of amazing. The state wide reunion not only brought in new members, but showcased the talents of our fraternity on epic levels. There were so many helping hands, and I would be remiss if I ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (January, 2019) Fraternal greetings!  I hope everyone enjoyed the various holiday celebrations including Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year.  Typically, around the New Year people decide to adopt new positive habits and let go of some bad habits.  As such, I felt in this month’s article I would share a possible new habit for you to consider, if you’re not already engaging in it, which is meditation.  I will describe a meditation I attempt to do every day for at least 20 minutes.  I hope you try it, at least once, and give it some serious consideration.  I have been meditating for several years now, and I’ve seen significant benefits, including better concentration, clarity, calm, and overall peaceful feelings. A ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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