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

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Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (October 2018) Thank you for sending me to my first RiteCare Conference!   I attended the conference in Los Angeles, CA on August 8-10, 2018, hosted by the California Scottish Rite Foundation ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:02 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (September 2018) Jacob is a five-year-old boy who attended speech and language therapy services at our clinic from May 2017 until July 2018. Jacob loves to play with his twin ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (August 2018) Like some kids, Gavin is a child who has been in and out of therapy for speech since he was in kindergarten. His family and a few close friends were ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner (October 9, 2018) Tuesday October 9, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by October 5h) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted German Sausage Soft Pretzels German Pork ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Esoteric Study Group (starting September 18, 2018) Brothers’ Sean Patrick and Mark Scoggins are putting together in informal study group to discuss the esoteric side of Masonry and Scottish Rite Masonry. The first meeting will be held ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Visit the John Steinbeck Museum (September 22, 2018) The Wise Master and Officers of The San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix Invite you to join us for a visit to The Steinbeck Museum and Lunch in the Steinbeck ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stanford Football Game and Tailgate (November 10, 2018) The Wise Master of the San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix and                                                                              The Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge #299 Invite you to our Annual Stanford Football game and  Tailgate Party ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:29 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (September 11, 2018) Tuesday September 11, 2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by September 7h) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Tri Tip Mashed Potatoes ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (October 2018) Brethren The Lodge of Perfection recently hosted a great day in San Francisco.  We took a trip over to Alcatraz and toured the prison.  This was followed by a great lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf, and then some of the more adventurous took a ride on the Rocket Boat.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful day of fellowship.  Look for a photo of our group later in this newsletter.   Brethren, I want to adopt a somber tone for a moment.  We all know that this past couple of years has been a time of change.  It has been a time of turmoil for some, and new successes for others.  It has been a time of division and ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:59 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (October 2018) I want to introduce you to the Masonic Restoration Foundation (MRF). If you are already familiar with the MRF this can serve as a refresher/update as to this educational organization. From their Statement of Purposes, we learn that since 2001, the MRF has been looking into the many issues facing Masonry in North America to identify successful current and historical practices and offering realistic solutions aimed at improving the experience of Masonic labor. They strive to understand modern perceptions of Masonry and to understand what newer Masons seek in the Lodge experience. The MRF fully understands that many men who are joining the craft today have generally done a lot of reading and web research to formulate an opinion ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:47 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (October 2018) Greetings Brothers, Family, and Friends,     Charity, this a pillar of who we are. Through various philanthropies, and Masonic groups, millions of dollars are donated around the globe to help better so many lives. There is a another charity that we should practice, and this is a Charity of investing time into our brothers. A friend recently put it as "Helping good men become better, the ultimate fraternal charity". If we read all of 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 we are given clear speach on the values that Charity holds, and does not hold. Verses 4-8 & 13 " 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,5 Doth not behave itself unseemly ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:44 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (October 2018) Fraternal greetings!  Fall is upon us and I hope everyone had a great Summer!  Enjoy your pumpkin lattes, ghosts, and goblins!  As the leaves change color we are reminded of the ever-changing cyclical nature of life.  It should remind us that “this too will pass”, “we are not of the world, but in it”, and our essential being is not rooted in the temporary nature of life but in the eternal, formless, and timeless perfectness of the Grand Architect of the Universe. This month we are celebrating the Feast of Tishri.  The origin of the Feast of Tishri, also called the Feast of the Tabernacle, is described in the Old Testament where it states that the Lord spoke unto ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:42 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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