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 (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
  • From the Clinic (July 2019) Dylan is an adorable four year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with his expressive and receptive language and ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:41 AM 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

  • 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
  • SCOTTISH RITE MILITARY RECOGNITION NIGHT November 12, 2019 Join with us for this special, patriotic Stated Meeting Dinner to recognize the service and sacrifices made by our military to help assure our freedom. During the evening we will ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Scottish Rite Polo Shirts You can get your very own San Jose Scottish Rite Polo Shirt.  These are high quality shirts.  They are of a poly wicking material so they will not fade or ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Fall Reunion - New Dates The Royce Ford Class will be held on November 22-24, 2019. We will do the 5 mandatory Degrees with the Capping Ceremony on Sunday Afternoon  
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Western Railway Museum - Nov. 2, 2019 San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies Council of Kadosh         Saturday, November 2, 2019  12:00 Noon Western Railway Museum 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA Join the Council of Kadosh ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:01 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 (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
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (October 2019)   Today in Masonic History it is 6019 Anno Lucis (A.L.)! Why does masonry add 4000 years to the current date? Anno Lucis was adopted by Freemasonry sometime in the 18th century. It was taken from the Anno Mundi or "In the Year of the World", which was first implemented in the 17th century by an Irish Monk. The idea of Anno Mundi (A.M.) was to begin counting from the date of creation. The date of creation according to the Bible has been often debated. It is believed in the Jewish tradition that the date of creation was October 17th, 3761 B.C. So in Anno Mundi the current year is added to 3761. This would make the year ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (October 2019) Last month I wrote about the creation of Canadian Scottish Rite,  Did you know that the French Scottish Rite share the same roots in Charleston, South Carolina? Alexandre Francois Auguste de Grasse, known as Auguste de Grasse and Comte de Grasse-Tilly (February 14, 1765 – June 10, 1845), was a French career army officer. He was assigned to the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1789, where he married, and acquired a plantation and 200 slaves before the Haitian Revolution. Following the Royal Navy's defeat of the French fleet in Saint-Domingue in 1793, de Grasse was allowed to resign his commission and leave with his family and in-laws for Charleston, South Carolina. There, he and several fellow ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:33 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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