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 (April 2019) Indy is an enjoyable 15 year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with pragmatics and social communication. Pragmatics is ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March 2019) Arthur is a sweet and gentle six year-old boy who Ms. Karen and Ms. Jenna provided speech therapy services for up until last month. He loved to play with ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (February 2019) Anna is a sweet and playful four-year-ten-month old girl who has been receiving speech and language therapy services with Miss Karen at the San Jose Scottish Rite ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:49 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.

Cutters of the Cedar
Mrs. Kathy Runcie
Bro. Bill Diggs 32°

Artisian of the Temple
Mrs Earline Walker LaRue Harris In Memory of Jason E Walker
Hon Jack Harris KCCH


News & Events

  • Life Membership Effective July 1 the Price of Life Memberships will be going up, so if you would like to get one at the reduced rate now is the time.  Listed below ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner 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 Jun 18, 2019, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (June 11, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday June 11, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 7th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Traditional Summer BBQ Mixed ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:56 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (May 14, 2019) Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday May 14, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,  by May 10th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Center ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 7:25 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (April 9, 2019) (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by April 5th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Sliced Ham in Raisin Sauce Scalloped Potatoes Corn Caesar ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:59 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 (June 2019) Brethren, This is an exciting time to be a Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of San Jose.  Now honestly, we don’t often hear Scottish Rite being referred to as “exciting”.  But I believe that it’s true right now.  We have a number of great activities coming up this year, including the reception for our Grand Master on July 9, and our Night of Instruction on July 16.  We are planning many new and varied activities throughout the year, including a number of new social activities.  We have committed to making our stated meetings better and more efficient.  We are looking forward to a great Fall Reunion.  And the leadership will, throughout the year, be constantly searching for ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From Wise Master (June 2019) Dear Brethren, What is an ideal civilization? What is a perfect ashlar looks like? Today we state in the most simplistic form; Freemasonry is a voluntary, fraternal organization, composed of men of good will, good character and good reputation, whom in most jurisdictions around the world, believe in an Almighty Creator and practice the spirit of universal brotherhood to man. Freemasons are loyal to their country and devote their time to the principles of friendship and fellowship.  Their focus is to be of service to all mankind. For many men, Freemasonry fulfills a part of themselves that they intrinsically felt was missing.  Whether it be the social, the philosophical, the spiritual, the historical or simply a sense of community with ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (June 2019) Esotericism is a matter of degrees. By Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross | Grand Archivist & Grand Historian | Some people consider Freemasonry inherently esoteric, while others think the Craft is a fraternity celebrating friendship and mutual support. Is Freemasonry esoteric, or not? The short answer is “Yes, no, maybe.” Esotericism is any topic “intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.” This certainly applies to Masonry. But on a deeper level, and in a Masonic context, the word esoteric is usually taken to mean that our ceremonies and rituals allude to realities and/or truths not generally understood, or which may have a spiritual component to them. The term ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (June 2019) Summer is now here.  YEAH!  I hope everyone will spend more time outside, enjoying our State, and take time to travel before our hills turn brown. Our great great state has so much variety…. From the ocean to the mountains, we are lucky to be here.   Short trips over to the coast in San Mateo County to Pescadero to the goat cheese farm where the goats guarded from predators by a llama, but don’t neglect the store with a great bakery. To marvelous craft shops and a great Country Store.   If you travel south, go past Gilroy and take highway 25 past Hollister and the Pinnacles State Park.  You will find yourself on a beautiful ride in farm/ranch ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:40 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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