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 2018) Max is an athletic, easygoing nine year old boy who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to remediate /r/.  His parents had seen a number of ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March 2018) Layla is a sweet and talkative 6-year-old girl who has been coming to the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic since October 2016 to work on her articulation ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (February 2018) Daniel is an imaginative 5-year old who has been seen at our clinic for the last 15 months. So far Daniel has met nine of his speech therapy goals ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:13 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

  • From the Secretary's Desk (April 2018) FAREWELL This is a hard article for me to write. As a number of you know, I will be resigning my office as your General Secretary effective April 23 and ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • A Message from the Almoner (April 2018)            When I think of my journey in Freemasonry, I think of my first three degrees with my mother lodge, and the moment I became a Scottish Rite Mason in Hawaii ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (April 10, 2018) MENU Tuesday, April 10th,2018 Assorted Appetizers Smoked Ham with Raisin Sause Scalloped Potatoes CornCaesar SaladFresh Baked Rolls with butterDessert   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, prior to ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:56 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction and Festive Agape (June 19, 2018) The Personal Representative and Venerable Master Invite all Scottish Rite Masons and other Brother Masons to A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and Festive Agape Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Bro ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 2018 Orient-wide Reunion - June 29 thru July 1, 2018 ALL 29 Degrees will be Conferred! On June 29, 30 and July 1 of 2018, every Scottish Rite Valley in California will come together to host the first Orient-wide ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:27 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (April 2018 Have you ever stopped to wonder what led you to join Scottish Rite?  Maybe you have, or maybe you’ve known all along exactly why you decided to invest your time and money in the organization. But if you haven’t thought about it for a while, especially if you haven’t attended in some time, then I ask you to talk a few moments and ponder.  Go ahead, we’ll wait. So do you remember?  Chances are, whatever the reasons were, the same is still true today.  The lessons taught in our degrees are the same.  The fellowship we enjoy at each of our meetings is still there. The collective Masonic knowledge of our members is probably greater than ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:48 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (April 2018)   Greetings friends, and hope you all are well. Wrapping up the end of the month with what was a first class job done by the Maundy Thursday cast. It gives time for much reflection on what is important. When we break down what is needed to live, up towards the top of the list would be breathable air. We often hear of the Cedars of Lebanon throughout masonry in their use to build, by Solomon and Zurubbabel. There is a grove that goes by the name "Cedars of Lebanon". There are several hundred trees living there including several old trees. In the 1500's there was about 28 old trees, and in the 1700's around 15 were counted. In ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (April 2018)  I want to recommend a book by Ill Brother Manly P. Hall for your consideration; “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry”. I consider this one of the best books written about Masonry.  In Chapter VI, Brother Hall sets forth the attributes of a “true” Mason. I believe one can substitute Master for true and not change the essence of Brother Hall’s thoughts.  Here are just a few of his ideas on the qualifications of a Master Mason. The true disciple of ancient Masonry has given up the worship of personalities. With his greater insight he realizes that all forms and their place in material affairs are of no importance to him when compared to the life which is evolving within ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:41 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (April 2018)   Fraternal greetings!  The trip to Guthrie Oklahoma Scottish Rite reunion has been cancelled.  However, we are planning a joint Scottish Rite Consistory, Knights of St. Andrew, Sciots, and Grotto social event at the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Fest on the 2nd of June starting at noon.  So, mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun and relaxing event! I wanted to take a moment and thank Wor. Hank Vlcek for his many years of distinguished service to the Scottish Rite and Blue Lodge.  Wor. Hank was a key person in my masonic journey and I had the honor of having him confer all of my Blue Lodge degrees at Golden Rule #479.  He will be sorely missed!  Arizona is ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:40 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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