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 (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
  • From the Clinic (August 2018) Like some kids, Gavin is a child who has been in and out of therapy for speech since he was in kindergarten. His family and a few close friends were ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (July 2018) Meet Hannah! She is a joyous four year old who loves to play with the babies, Barbies and pretend food toys when she comes to our clinic once a week ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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News & Events

  • 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
  • Visit the John Steinbeck Museum (September 22, 2018) The Wise Master and Officers of The San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix Invite you to join us for a visit to The Steinbeck Museum and Lunch in the Steinbeck ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stanford Football Game and Tailgate (November 10, 2018) The Wise Master of the San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix and                                                                              The Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge #299 Invite you to our Annual Stanford Football game and  Tailgate Party ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:29 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (September 11, 2018) Tuesday September 11, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by September 7h) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Tri Tip Mashed Potatoes ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Personal Representative (August 2018) In “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens opens his book with the line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Although extreme sentiments of ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:20 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 2018) September is the first of several months, which, when you consider their name-roots, are out of place.  September through December, their names would imply, are the seventh through the tenth months.  A quick glance at the calendar, however, tells you that such is not the case.    Of course, these months were initially named from a lack of creativity anyway - the first sixth months having been named for Roman gods.  It seems the Romans either ran out of gods, or just didn’t seem to care that much, and simply called the last four, “Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten”.  You will know, I’m sure, that the Roman calendar began with only ten months.  July and August were added late ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (September 2018)                 A PAST MASTER’S VIEW The Worshipful Master extended to me an invitation to provide an article in this month’s Trestle Board. Of course, I said yes as it was his will and pleasure. I have chosen this opportunity to once again briefly ponder on my definition of Freemasonry and a few thoughts on the Masonic initiatic experience. So here we go. “Freemasonry is a modern - day Mystery School which, through its’ progressive, moral science, is a              transformational experience taking an initiate from darkness to light through its ancient teachings and the practice of the lessons inculcated in it”. I have always found the idea that Masonry is an organization that “allows good men to become better men” unsatisfactory ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:17 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (September 2018) Fraternal greetings!  I want to congratulate all the new Masters of the Royal Secret, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons, who attended the Statewide Reunion in Oakland last month.  I hope the experience encourages all Brothers to have a renewed vigor in learning the moral and philosophical lessons behind all of the degrees!  To that end, I encourage all of you to consider attending the Master Craftsman program that Gregg Hall is currently organizing.  As an additional opportunity for new and experienced Scottish Rite Masons, Mark Scoggins, Ketan Jashapara, and I are forming a group called “Rite Thought”.  Our first meeting will be held in the San Jose Scottish Rite Library at 7:30PM on September 18th, 2018, and ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (September 2018) Greetings Brothers, Family, and Friends,    I would like to start by expressing my gratitude to all those that put in the hard work to make the Grand Masters reception the special event that it was. With all having fun, I believe this may have been some of the best singing yet. Thank you to all that attended.    I hope all will be enjoying a nice relaxing day off this upcoming Labor Day. The first state bill brought to legislation was in New York, but the first to pass into law was Oregon on February 21, 1887. By 1894, 23 of our states had adopted the holiday to pay tribute to the working man and woman.    This month also marks a ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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