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 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
  • From the Clinic (January, 2019) We are so pleased to host yet another intern from the Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department at San Jose State University. Shareen Dhillon, a second year student in the ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:34 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (December 2018) Tate is a vivacious and energetic five year old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to a moderate phonological disorder ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2018, 11:18 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 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 

James Ward 32°
Cutter of the Cedar 

Gilbert Cruz 32°
Artisan of the Temple

Michael Hertzberg 32°
Artisan of the Temple

Estil Johnson 32°
Cutter of the Cedar

John Unger 32° KCCH
Craftsman of the Pillars

Chuck Cowden 33°
Cutter of the Cedar 

Wolfgang Lochner 32° KCCH
Artisian of the Temple 

James Troger 32°
Cutter of the Cedar 

Robert Bramman 32°
Cutter of the Cedar 


News & Events

  • 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
  • From the Personal Representative (January, 2019) Happy New Years to all and welcome to 2019!      As we close out another year, it is time to reflect on this past year’s accomplishments, and look forward to ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:47 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Dues Notices Unfortunately we still have about 20 members that have not paid their 2018 dues.  This is the final appeal.  Those who have not paid or made arrangements with the Secretary ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Annual Dinner Ticket Books You can now buy an Annual Dinner Ticket Book, which gives you 11 Stated Meeting Dinners and 1 Grand Masters Banquet.  For a cost of $150.  This saves you $19 ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:38 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 2019) In February we celebrate love, and honor our loved ones.  This is especially true in Freemasonry, as we take this opportunity to honor our sweethearts.  It is the tradition of the San Jose Scottish Rite, at our February stated meeting, to welcome the widows of our members, and let them know how important they are to us.  Please make sure that you are there to help us show our beautiful sweethearts how much we care.   It is not too early to start planning for the Spring Reunion.  We are hoping for a large class this year, so talk to your lodge brothers about Scottish Rite, and get their petitions.  It usually doesn’t talk a lot of selling to convince ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (February 2019) Dear Brethren, I am honored and excited about serving you as your Wise Master this year. Also, I want to sincerely thank Illustrious Charles Cowden 33rd’ for his mentorship, support and guidance to his officers in 2018 in preparation of our respective offices this year. It will be a difficult year to top Illustrious Cowden’s contributions, formal and social events, leadership and services to San Jose Chapter of Knight Rose Croix last year. But I am confident that he will be there for us with good guidance when we are seeking some wisdom.   In 2019, San Jose Chapter of Knights Rose Croix will continue to host our important events for our Valley, our brethren and their family/guests ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:44 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (February 2019) It is with great pleasure and humility that I want to thank the leaders and members of San Jose Scottish Rite for electing me to serve as your Commander of Kadosh.  I am truly honored by the trust you have instilled in me and I am very excited to get to work. I want to especially thank the Past Commander, Brandon Duenas, for allowing me to serve as his 1st Lieutenant in the Council of Kadosh. As I take on this new role, I also want to congratulate the Leaders of the other Bodies that make up the San Jose Valley of Scottish Rite who were elected to serve with me for the current ensuing Masonic year. Special thanks ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:43 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (February 2019) I am honored to be the Master of Kadosh, San Jose Consistory for 2019. I come from a Masonic family.  My father belonged to Scottish Rite in Oakland.  In 1974 I joined Masonry and became a Master Mason of California #1 in San Francisco, with my father as Master of the Lodge and my brother as 3rd base.  My father introduced me to Scottish Rite in Oakland.  However,  I began my Scottish Rite degrees in San Francisco and completed my degrees in San Jose. Our charity, Rite Care, touches my heart as our son was born deaf.  Learning to speak and to read lips was difficult for him.  Although his oral language needs were addressed by special classes/school ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:41 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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