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
Reservations for Stated Meeting Dinner are due by Friday before the Stated Meeting. If you do not make your reservation by that date, Dinner will cost $20 if enough food has been prepared.

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (May 2020) I have been thinking about how to write the article for the newsletter this month. So much has changed in the last five weeks with the onset of a world ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2020) Adrian is a fun, energetic 4-and-a-half year old boy who loves to play with race cars! He Has been receiving speech and language therapy services at the ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March 2020) My name is Alisha Leong, and I will be on board as a new speech-language pathologist serving the Bay Area community. I am a Bay Area native, being born ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2020, 1:31 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

  • Stated Meeting Dinner - May 12, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday May 12 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by May 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Cinco De Mayo If ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (April 2020) With the lock down that is occurring right  now over the Covid virus, I wanted to share some updates.   The Northern California Reunion scheduled for June 4-6 has been ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Sovereign Grand Commander Visit - November 10, 2020
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Scottish Rite Mysteries - September 12, 2020
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner - June 16, 2020
    Posted Mar 29, 2020, 12:59 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 (May 2020) We just passed through the time of Lent and Easter. Life may seem dark, but we are looking forward to resurrection of social life, and ascendance to better times. Technology brings people, friends, brethren together in these difficult times. Google Hangouts, Skype, Webex, Zoom, they all have a way for us to see each other on a computer monitor, tablet or your phone, in either full or for private use a somewhat limited free form. We have had lodges conducting virtual meetings to approve the bills, and we had a few social hang-outs, trying to cheer up Brandon that holds the lonely station over at the Masonic Center, and kindly also here. We will leverage technology more and more ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (May 2020) As I sit at my desk pondering what to write for May's Rite Word, I find myself reflecting on April's Rite Word in which I requested your attendance for the Maundy Thursday celebration as well as the stated meeting on April 14. Unfortunately, as you now know, both events were cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus. So as I sit here, my thoughts and prayers turn to all my brethren, their families, and their loved ones.   We know that everyone is affected by this virus. Being "sheltered in place" is not fun. Working from home can be tiresome, you can only walk so many times a day, read so many books, watch so much tv, and so ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (May 2020) The 1996 history of the San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies included the name of Ill. Edwin A. Sherman, 33 rd Degree, Grand Cross.  During my travels for the State of California I also came across his grave in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland.   The San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies started when Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike came to San Jose and communicated the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection to a class in 1883.  Brother Sherman came in 1885, as the special deputy of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General and organized the Albert G. MacKay Lodge of Perfection No. 13.   The inscription of Brother Sherman’s grave said he was the father of the Oakland Scottish Rite Bodies and had given ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (May 2020) In the January Rite Word, I wrote, that the Great California Central Valley in historical times was originally covered with a constant six feet of water due to precipitation, sedimentation and evaporation. The streams in the Northern Delta area had not yet as carved their way thru to San Francisco and The Golden Gate Bay and to the ocean because of the hard-intervening rocky cliff impediments. There was once an outlet in the south near the Paso Robles San Luis Obispo area but it eventually became clogged due to ground uplifting in that area. This slowly allowed for higher water levels in the central area and further stream erosion in river/bay area development in the north. I had ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:47 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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