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.

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Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (June, 2018) Charlie is a friendly and playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play with his brothers and sisters. He has been receiving speech therapy services once a week at ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (May 2018) McKenzie is a beautiful three-year old girl who has been seen twice a week at our clinic for the last 18 months. This month we celebrate all her accomplishments ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:32 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April 2018) Max is an athletic, easygoing nine year old boy who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to remediate /r/.  His parents had seen a number of ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner (June 12, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  June 12,2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 8th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!-OR-click here to make your ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • California Scottish Rite Foundation Diamond Jubilee (June 16, 2018) The San Jose Scottish Rite has purchased a table sponsorship for the Gala Event.  If you are interested in going please contact Illustrious Ken Nagel.  Tickets will be   given on ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:53 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (May 8, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  May 8th,2018 Assorted Appetizers   Smoked Center Cut Pork Loin   With apple sauce Scalloped Potatoes Corn Mixed Green Salad With Ranch and Italian Fresh Baked Rolls with butter ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:45 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 2018 Orient-wide Reunion (June 29-July 1, 2018) ANCIENT AND ACCCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE ORIENT OF CALIFORNIA 2018 ORIENT–WIDE REUNION   Hosted by the    Valley of Oakland 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA  94612 On Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 29 ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 11:37 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction and Festive Agape (June 19, 2018)  Click here to make your reservation:
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (June, 2018) It is interesting to know how we are described to the world, by those outside the fraternity.  The following is taken from Wikipedia, under the heading “Scottish Rite” The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in the United States often omits the and, while the English Constitution in theUnited Kingdom omits the Scottish), commonly known as simply the Scottish Rite, is one of several Rites of Freemasonry. A Rite is a progressive series of degrees conferred by various Masonic organizations or bodies, each of which operates under the control of its own central authority. In the Scottish Rite the central authority is called a Supreme Council. The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (June, 2018) This month I present the second part of my Maundy Thursday talk on Harmony. I hope you can refer, if necessary, to the May Rite Word to refresh your memory of Part I. PART II on Harmony with Others and Nature It is almost impossible to conceive of living our lives without frequent contacts with others. Humans are not as self-sufficient as we might like to think we are.  It is generally agreed that we have an innate need for communication, that we are social animals. Our gregarious nature compels us to live in a society or community. It is to our benefit to do all we can to preserve harmony in our family and in all other relationships ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (June, 2018) Greetings,     The Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes, and Old Glory are but a few names that The American Flag goes by. This month we are given the opportunity to give our respect to a fabric that has woven so much history in our world. June 14th, this day was chosen by BJ Cigrand in 1885 to have 'Flag Birthday' or 'Flag day'. He arranged to have this observance for his students in Fredonia Wisconsin. In 1889, George Balch, of New York did the same for his pupils. Two years later the  New York school board adopted this observance. Many important groups, and individuals supported this day, and it grew. On June 14th 1894, over 300,000 children in schools ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:34 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (June, 2018) Fraternal greetings!  We will meet at Fibber Magees Irish pub at noon on June 2nd to enjoy the Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival  !  I will be planning a trip to the Rosicrucian museum in the up coming months. Living in the Present Moment Last year I had the privilege of reading Eckhart Tolle’s seminal book The Power of Now, and it impacted my life in a very positive way.  The primary premise of the book is to be present, aware, and conscious in the current moment.  Too many times in our lives, we tend to either live in the past or the future.  Fixating on past events.  Thinking about positive or negative events in the past.  Looking forward to ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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