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 2019) Indy is an enjoyable 15 year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with pragmatics and social communication. Pragmatics is ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (March 2019) Arthur is a sweet and gentle six year-old boy who Ms. Karen and Ms. Jenna provided speech therapy services for up until last month. He loved to play with ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (February 2019) Anna is a sweet and playful four-year-ten-month old girl who has been receiving speech and language therapy services with Miss Karen at the San Jose Scottish Rite ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:49 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 Donner’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.

Rebuilders of the Temple 

Cutters of the Cedar
Ill. Roger Bibb 33°
Bro. Gary Brandeburg 32°
Bro. Mike Rush 32°
Bro. Harold Miller 32°
Bro. Charles Davidson 32°


News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner (April 9, 2019) (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by April 5th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Sliced Ham in Raisin Sauce Scalloped Potatoes Corn Caesar ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Chairman of the A/V Committee Brothers, I have been tasked to be the Chairman of the Valley of San Jose’s Audio-Visual Committee. The goal of this Committee is to establish and provide a ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - March 12, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday March 12 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by March 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Corn Beef ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Join the Personal Representative in Philadelphia! Deadline to sign up is February 28, 2019!
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 5:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - February 12, 2019 Menu Tuesday February 12 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by February 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Tri Tip w/ Brown ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:54 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 (April 2019) 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 into 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 Mar 29, 2019, 7:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (April 2019) It is the time of the year we observe Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. It is the celebration of resurrection of Christ from the dead as described in the New Testament. We, Scottish Rite Masons, Knights of Rose Croix in particular, observe “Maundy Thursday” on the Thursday before Easter. “Maundy” is the name of the Christian rite of foot washing which commemorates Christ washing the feet of his apostles during the last supper, as Christ gives them a new commandment “That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another” John 13:349 Maundy Thursday reminds us that leadership is a service, we are commended to love one another, and through Wisdom ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:44 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (April 2019) Scottish Rite has been called the “college of Freemasonry” for its further masonic education of the 4°-32° degrees. They are not advanced degrees beyond that of Master Mason in the Blue Lodge, instead, the Scottish Rite Freemasonry degrees are further education on the principals of the Blue Lodge. The moral truths that prevailed in Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome are just as valid, just as imperative in the digital 21st century. In his confidence in the reality of these principles, man has built his faith in the permanent value of moral truth. Here is to be found the basis of optimism, of faith in the free institutions, and of confidence in a civilization resting on ethical principles. No man can ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (April 2019) Did you realize that “as many as 80,000 to 200,000 Freemasons were killed by the Nazi regime during WWII?  In Mein Kamf, Hitler declared the Freemasonry had “succumbed to the Jews”.  Even Henry Ford was “strongly anti-Semitic and viewed Freemasons as being a part of a Jewish conspiracy to control the United States of America.”    “He wrote that ‘Jewish Gamblers Corrupt American Baseball’ and said ‘Jewish Jazz Becomes our National Music’.    Finally he compiled his articles of hatred into a book ’with the repugnant title of The International Jew:  The World’s Foremost Problem.  The book became a bestseller both in America and abroad.  It was greeted with great personal enthusiasm by Adolf Hitler himself.  He even ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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