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 (February 2020) Happy New Year! We have received so many notes of thanks during the past month from grateful parents who have been helped by our clinic.  Thank you to all of ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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 - February 11, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday February 11, 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by February 7th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Appetizers Olive Tapenade Stuffed ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Sweethearts Night - February 11, 2020 At the February Stated Meeting We will celebrate our Sweethearts. We would especially like to invite Our Widows For a complementary dinner Please RSVP If you need a ride Please ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:22 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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Pay Your Annual Dues

Pay your annual dues

The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (February 2020) Brethren, thank you very much for electing me to be your Venerable Master for this year.   I am excited about this, as we are continuing the major enhancements and renovations to our building, and are getting to enjoy many of them this year, and more as donations allow us to do so. If you have not been able to see our new downstairs rooms, for banquets or for business meeting rentals, and our member lounge, please come by if possible to our Stated Meetings or an event to see.   Speaking of events, the incoming Masters of the four bodies and incoming Chief Knight of the Knights of St. Andrew met at Illustrious Ken’s house in January to discuss the ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (February 2020) It is with great honor and pride that I  serve you as Wise Master for the ensuing Masonic year. I thank all the Brethren for their vote of confidence, and I want to thank the Wise Masters who proceeded me for all their hard work. But my Brothers, I need your help. I encourage all the Brethren who read the Rite Word to participate in all our activities and ceremonies. This February we will have our Sweethearts Night, where we recognize the Special Ladies in our Life. IN April we celebrate Maundy Thursday. May we honor our Last Years Masters of lodges in the Valley. In June we have a couple of special events.   At our stated meeting we will ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:17 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (February 2020) As the newly installed Commander of the San Jose Council of Kadosh, I thank the members of the San Jose Bodies for this opportunity to serve.   The heads of the Bodies are planning a number of social events and tours for 2020.  If there is an activity you think would be of interest to the members and their families, please contact us with your ideas or suggestions.   I have been a member of the San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies for many years but it recently dawned on me I had no idea of the meaning of “Kadosh”.  As the Commander of the Council it became time to do some research.   Kadosh is a Hebrew word meaning: holy; consecrated; sacred; separated ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:15 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (February 2020) The Annual Installation of Officers for 2020 was outstanding. It was very well attended with a scrumptious meal following. A wonderful start for the New year. Our officer line for the Consistory has moved ahead faster than expected and we look forward to being of service and performing well. My previous messages have been oriented around historic masonic events and places already documented. This year they will include events panned and write-ups of what and how they went.  More like ‘rip reports’, so you can get a feeling of also being there.   A trip to visit a California Gold Mine if you have never been inside one, for example. This would be appropriate since the new Grand Master M ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 5:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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