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.

New Reservation Hotline

New Reservation Hotline

We have started a new Reservation Email Hotline, effective immediately. While we still encourage phoned in reservations, with this hotline you will have a record for yourself that you DID make a Stated Meeting Dinner or other event reservation. And, as much time as many of you spend online, this might also be easier and more convenient for you. Click on the link below to email your reservation to the Secretary's office:


You will get an email back within 24 hours confirming your reservation. Use it NOW to reserve for the Aug 8 Std Mtg Dinner & the Aug 27 Comedy Night. Just write: John Doe—1 for Std Mtg dinner and send. Try it—

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (August 2017) Mason received services at our clinic between the ages of three and four-and-a-half. Initially, Mason worked on some articulation skills, such as producing three syllable words, /w ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:52 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clininc (July 2017) Ty is one cool kid. When he first started at our clinic he was nearly unintelligible. He often cried because he wasn’t understood by anyone but his mom ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April, 2016) J. is a sweet six year old girl who has been seen at our clinic seondary to a mild articulation delay. J.’s mother heard about the clinic through a ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March, 2016) E. is a delightful 4 year old boy who visits our clinic once a week for speech and language treatment.  He comes through the door with a smile on his ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 12:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (February, 2016) T. is a fun, charismatic 7 year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic for the past seven months. His mother brought him ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 4:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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Please remember those brothers that are shut in. A friendly call or note from a fellow brother would be a warn and appreciated gesture. Though, they cannot always be present, they are certainly not out of mind. We wish them all the best.

News & Events

  • 2017 Biennial Honors - September 16, 2017 2017 Biennial Honors Every other year, the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree, in special session, elects a number of Brothers from throughout the Southern Jurisdiction and acknowledges and recognizes ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 12:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 2017 Fall Reunion Fall 2017 Reunion My Brothers, Our Fall 2017 Reunion is less than 3 months away! Do you have the dates entered in your calendar or datebook, and are you planning ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 11:49 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Comedy Show August 27, 2017 6:00PM The Personal Representative and  The Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection of the Valley of San Jose Invite all Scottish Rite Freemasons and all other Freemasons and Friends to ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:56 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • San Jose Scottish Rite trip to New Orelans Sept. 17-24, 2017 The Personal Representative for theSan Jose Scottish Riteinvites all Masons, and their families and friends, toNew Orleans September 17-24, 2017   Join Ken and ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 11:46 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Grand Master's Reception July 11, 2017 GRAND MASTER’S RECEPTION!!   Our Annual Festive Board of Fellowship and Grand Master’s Visitation and Reception is Tuesday, July 11th. We will be starting our Stated Meeting EARLY ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:12 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (August 2017) Brethren;      I will only focus on the Stand Up Comedy Show that the Lodge of        Perfection has planned for Sunday, August 27th. We will gather at 6pm for our social time and serve a buffet dinner at 6:45.      Our stand up comedian, Michael Mancini, will take the stage at 7:30pm.      Michael Mancini has been on many TV talk shows, Comedy Central, and headlines at many of the top comedy clubs.  He is revered as the World’s Funniest Cop for a good reason; he is genuinely very funny.   He has many fun stories about his job and interactions with people.  He is a real police officer in Santa Cruz.  I have known him for many years and ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:48 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (August 2017) Brethren, I am sure that all of you, who attended the Grand Master Reception on July 11th, are in agreement with me that the Reception was something to remember for a long time.  MW John Heisner regaled us with a memorable presentation, a real inspirational speech about us as a fraternity.  Sharing with us his thoughts and observations from his work and travel was absolutely special!  As I said, something to remember! Now, that the summer time is upon us, and the vacation season is in full swing, allow me to share with you some quotes from great masons from the past. Wherever you are enjoying your summer break, having a Mai-Tai in Hawaii or a Guinness in ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:46 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (August 2017) A get-together by the San Jose Scottish Rite Council of Kadosh and friends in   August this year is for a visit the “Secret Water Laboratory” that helped save San Francisco Bay. A hidden gem, the Bay Area Model in Sausalito is a huge three-dimensional working model of the S.F. Bay and the Delta river system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Bay Model in the mid-1950’s to test a plan that would have created two fresh water lakes by damming up the north and south bays. Subsequent tests proved that both lakes would evaporate faster than they would fill up—thus saving our precious S.F. Bay. Other interactive testing included Sierra ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:47 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (August 2017) With summer in full bloom it makes me consider Our tasks can be sweet and on occasion bitter Though the days are long and often hot, The nights are cool and full of thought. So I like to think of what to do, Interesting things for me and for you,  Our time in this summer is but a few weeks left, So we work to make sure in fall we are set.   Francis Bacon once said “Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority” I often think of this when considering how things are, and who is telling me what they are. One of the great aspects in Masonry is the opportunity to consider and reflect on what we ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:37 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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