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
Reservations for Stated Meeting Dinner are due by Friday before the Stated Meeting. If you do not make your reservation by that date, Dinner will cost $20 if enough food has been prepared.

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (October 2020) Daylen is an amazing 11-year-old boy who graduated recently from speech and language services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic! Daylen is a ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:37 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (September 2020) Wolfe is an inquisitive and sweet 6 year old boy who loves and has a great knowledge for all things related to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals! Wolfe enjoys incorporating his ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (August 2020) Zephy is a sweet and compassionate nine-year-old-girl who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic secondary to a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:40 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 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

  • From the General Secretary (October 2020) The Wall is now finished and painted, the floor company will be in sometime this week to fix the baseboard.  Also the Installation if finally completed on the New Dishwashing ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (September 2020) Work continues at your Scottish Rite.  We are currently in the process of building a new wall, which will separate the Dinning Room from the Auditorium.  (See Pictures elsewhere).  When ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (August 2020) We are now under contract to rent a large portion of the parking lot to Amazon, so when you come please make sure you get a spot that is marked ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:27 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - August 11, 2020 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday August 11 2020   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by August 7th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Dinner is TBD depending ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:35 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary (July 2020) We are now under contract to rent a large portion of the parking lot to Amazon, so when you come please make sure you get a spot that is marked ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:54 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 (October 2020) Brethren, October is here, already. You may ask yourself: where did the year go? Sometimes it feels like a big blur without major milestones. Well, a lot of things changed, a lot of things were impacted. This is like a year that will make its mark in the books of history, and leave permanent changes in how we conduct our social life. The Oktoberfest in Munich would have just ended. An event that has happened for 210 years, except for years of serious distress. This year is one of those now 25 times that the event had to be cancelled. Some due to wars such as the Napoleonic War, wars against Prussia, WW I and WW II. Covid-19 is ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:35 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (October 2020) My Brethren, It feels like years not months that we have not been able to meet. It still looks like months away before this will happen. We will survive. Looking forward to the time when we will be able to break bread together. Back in January of this year, when I was installed as Wise Master, I thought that at some point I would write a brief article about Masonry in Italy. I am not going to trace the history of Masonry in Italy, but concentrate on one Lodge located in Venice. Venice is an area close to where my parents were born. The lodge is called Amore e Psiche Lodge No 110 of Venice, and this is on their ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:33 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (October 2020) The Scottish Rite has an annual observance tied to the spring or Vernal Equinox, Maundy Thursday.  Other cultures and religions, in the Northern Hemisphere, also have special observances and celebrations connected to the Vernal Equinox.   The Autumnal Equinox almost seems left out.  This occurs on September 22 when light and dark are in balance, in equilibrium.   There are celebrations and observances at this time also but do not seem as well recognized.    In pagan mythology the feast of Mabon or the second harvest was observed at this time of the year.  It gave thanks for summer and was a tribute to the coming darkness.  The Catholic Church holds the Feast of the Archangel Michael, Michaelmas, on September 29.  It was ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (October 2020) This month I have another remembrance type article.  It’s about my good and dear friend Bro. Spyro Paxinos who recently passed away and also for our SR members who may not have the had the pleasure of knowing him.  Spyro was born in Greece on the island of Ithaca with much family history where they owned several houses and lots of land. After growing up, he made his way through Europe and South Africa to Perth Australia, where he met a friend there who was a well known Mason and a Lodge Officer of the Craft.  After returning to California and more studies Spyro earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked in an industry and company specializing in ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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