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 (January 2018) Lucas and Marco are fun-loving brothers who have been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to address an articulation disorder. Lucas, aged 10, and Marco, aged 8 ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:11 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (December 2017) Isaiah is a cute, funny, and talkative four-almost-five-year old boy, who loves to play with his brother, sister, and his dog, Bambi. Isaiah has been attending speech ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:17 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (November 2017) Brielle is a beautiful six-year-old girl who began receiving services here at our clinic at the beginning of summer 2016. She has been working mostly on her articulation ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 9:39 AM 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 Personal Representative (January 2018) Happy New Years to all and welcome to 2018!      Well, another year has ended, a new corps of officers are about to be installed, and it is time to ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:17 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner Menu (January 9, 2018) MENU Tuesday, January 9th, 2018   Assorted Appetizers   BEEF STROGANOFF- OVER EGG NOODLESVEGETABLE SALAD Fresh Rolls & Butter - and Dessert Vegetarian Entrée (Must be requested by Jan 5, 2018)  Call or ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Fall 2017 Reunion Class Congratulations to Our New Brothers
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Congratulations to Our Latest 25 Year Members Bro. Greg Buschek;Bro Ricard Rosenberg;Bro. Gilbert Pearson;Bro. Ralph Zerweck;Bro. Eduardo Hermano
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - December 12, 2017 MENU Tuesday, December 12th, 2017    Assorted Appetizers Chicken Marsala- Breast of chicken in a marsala cream sauce with mushrooms & artichokes Rice Pilaf Mixed Vegetables Caesar Salad Fresh Rolls & Butter - and ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:22 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (January 2018) My Brothers;      I would like to take this opportunity to thank the brethren of the Scottish Rite for having me serve as the Venerable Master in 2017.  All of our regular stated dinners have been well prepared; and the Agape Prime Rib dinners have been great events as well.  I particularly enjoyed being the host for the Grand Masters reception and Table Lodge dinner in July.      The highlight of the year for the Lodge of Perfection was a Comedy Show starring Michael Mancini.  That dinner show was well attended yet many missed out on a good night.     Michael would like to do it again at our venue sometime.      I have tried to keep my messages about our work in ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (January 2018) Brethren,   First, I hope that all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season and I want to wish to each and all of you a Very Happy New Year and a great 2018.   As I am writing my last article for the Rite Word as your Wise Master, I cannot stop thinking about my journey as an officer of the Chapter of Rose Croix.  Five years of significant learning and personal development.  The help, the support and the guidance I received from the officers and from all of you is something I will never forget and I will always cherish.  Sometimes I think that I got more from you than you got from me.   I will take this opportunity to ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (January 2018) In a past article I mentioned “How Jose Scottish Rite got here”. Now I write “How California and the Whole Bay Area got here”.  My thanks go to that wonderful Geological Guidebook of the San Francisco Bay Counties, Bulletin 154, 1951, 400 pages It is a magnificent research document. It goes something like this—“In the beginning the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the waters, and so forth”. That’s it folks—there was only the surface water on top. Then slowly came the volcanic and earth building processes to be repeated over and over again,. With each successive geologic epoch new up-thrusting of mountains, hills, coastlines, plains, rivers and lakes ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:06 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (January 2018) Benjamin Franklin once remarked that the beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of your own ignorance. I have noticed that in many masonic moments, at events, lectures, seminars, someone will always ask some leading question or have a comment. They often will have an additional piece of information or comment.  As they speak I find myself uneasy, it is something about their tone, the words they use or how they phrase the question. In that moment I often find myself doing one of my ‘Do I understand’ techniques called ‘Looking between the lines’, or lifting up the words to understand what I think they actually mean. At times, in these moments, I ‘feel’ that what they are communicating, intentional or ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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