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 (January 2020) Kyle is a fun, friendly, and talkative six-year-four month old boy who attends speech therapy services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. Kyle loves ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (December 2019) Jonathan is a sweet, fun-loving preschooler who was seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic for a speech and language disorder characterized by difficulty ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:23 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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 Donor’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.


News & Events

  • From the Personal Representative Happy New Years to all and welcome to 2020!      Well, another year has ended, a new corps of officers is about to be installed, and it is time to look ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - January 14, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday January 14, 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by January 10th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Appetizers Old Fashion Braised ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - December 10, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday December 10, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Dec 6th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! TBD  
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:15 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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Pay Your Annual Dues

Pay your annual dues

The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (January 2020) Welcome to January, and to 2020.  I hope that this holiday season has brought you joy and warmth, and that the coming year brings you happiness, health, and prosperity.  Our Scottish Rite year is coming to a close this month, and a new one commences.  I hope you enjoyed this Scottish Rite year, and I hope you keep coming back, to enjoy the fellowship that thrives in the Valley of San Jose.  We are looking forward to an exciting year of fellowship, learning, and fun.  We hope for a large class of new members at combined reunion for Northern California, coming up in June.  Remember that this is YOUR Scottish Rite.  Be an active part, and increase the usefulness of ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (January 2020) As this year comes to an end, it has been my honor and privilege to serve you as your Wise Master. I sincerely thank my Rose Croix officers Bro. Laurentiu Murgu 32⁰, Bro. Art Pasquinelli 32⁰, Hon. Martin Maxey 32⁰ KCCH and Bro. Timothy Lynch 32⁰ for their dedication to our craft, leadership and support to our Valley. I am also grateful to Bro. Art Pasquinelli 32⁰ for covering for me many times, acting as your Wise Master during my absences. Some of you may know that I have been living in Northern California, Redding area last 3 years. It has been a challenge to manage my travels down to the bay area and my everchanging work schedule. Thank to ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (January 2020) Visit the Past, don’t live there In the masonic fraternity we often like to bring out the famous figures that have graced our lodges. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin D. Roosevelt are just some of the names that often get knocked around when these conversations come about. It is inevitable that all of the brothers who are standing around start nodding their heads. Almost saying “Yes, Yes, quite right.” The problem is this makes us the quarterback from our high school days. The guy who threw that amazing touchdown pass in the final seconds of the big game. We all know him or someone like him. Wherever he goes he is telling everyone that story. The problem is he ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 1:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (January 2020) It has been a great year as Master of Kadosh and I would like to thank the Members and Officers for making it such.  I definitely received more out of Scottish Rite and our members and families than I have put into it.  I strongly encourage those who have not been to San Jose Scottish Rite recently to come.  Scottish Rite is evolving. The building has gone through a reconstruction/remodeling.  A new conference room, lounge, and dining room have been built down stairs. The floors, walls, TV, pool table, exercise equipment are available even on non-meeting times for our members to use and enjoy. You might even see Ken working out. We just had our fall reunion and ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2020, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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