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 2019) Esther is a sweet four year old girl who loves the color purple, flowers, playing with her siblings, and playing with her stuffed dog “Wee Wee.” She has been receiving ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:13 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (October 2019) Miles is sweet, funny, and outgoing seven-year-old boy who attended speech therapy services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic from January 2018 through ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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.

Rebuilder of the Temple
Hon. Richard Rosenberg 32° KCCH


News & Events

  • Fall Reunion - November 22-24, 2019 Reunion - Royce Ford Class  Reunion Schedule Friday, November 22nd 5:30 – 6:00 pm          Registration 6:00 – 6:30 pm          Open Lodge of Perfection & Class Orientation 6:30 – 7:15 ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Personal Representative Rebuilding the Temple Program  When we started the building campaign earlier in the year, it was designed to bring in dollars that would eventually lead to fostering even larger funds ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - November 12, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday November 12, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Nov 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Turkey ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Festive Agape - December 3, 2019 The Personal Representative and  The Venerable Master of the Valley of San Jose Invite all Scottish Rite Freemasons and other Brother Masons to   A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - October 8, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday October 8, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Oct 4th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers October Fest ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:58 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 (November 2019) Our reunion is coming up quickly.  We have one last opportunity to get petitions in and voted on.  Let’s make this a big class.  This year, we are honoring Illustrious Royce Ford, and this reunion class is named for him.  Let’s really do this one right.   The reunion will take place over one weekend, November 22-24.  We begin Friday, November 22 with a dinner and the 4th Degree.  We will conclude on Sunday, November 24 with a luncheon and capping ceremony for our new members.   Please attend this reunion, enjoy the degrees and the fellowship, and make it memorable for our candidates.  At Scottish Rite, all of our activities and member-driven, meaning they function best ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (November 2019) The Two Jurisdictions of Scottish Rite in United State of America   Southern Jurisdiction  Based in Washington, D.C., the Southern Jurisdiction (often referred to as the "Mother Supreme Council of the World") was founded in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1801. It oversees the Scottish Rite in 35 states, which are referred to as Orients, and local bodies, which are called Valleys. In the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, the Supreme Council consists of no more than 33 members and is presided over by a Sovereign Grand Commander. The current Sovereign Grand Commander is Illustrious Brother James D. Cole, 33. He  served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia in 2001. Other members of the Supreme Council are ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:00 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Venerable Master (October 2019) Fall is upon us.  As the cooler weather comes along, our activities in the Scottish Rite are heating up.  We have lots of great things happening for the rest of the year, and we need you to help us make them a success. On Tuesday, October 15, we will be having a Wine Tasting and Education event.  We will have someone from Concanon Winery here to give a class on wines and how to taste them.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine to enjoy beyond that which we will be tasting.  The cost is $25 and it will be a great event.  Everyone is welcome.  The social time starts at 6:30, and the wine tasting will ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (October 2019) I would like to share with you some writings which I enjoyed very much from the mid 1800 to early 1900 regarding symbolism in Masonry. By Symbols is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched. He everywhere finds himself encompassed with Symbols, recognized as such or not recognized: the Universe is but one vast Symbol of God; nay, if thou wilt have it, what is man himself but a Symbol of God; is not all that he does symbolical; a revelation to Sense of the mystic God-given force that is in him; a Gospel of Freedom, which he, the Messiah of Nature, preaches, as he can, by word and act? Not a Hut he builds but is the ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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