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 (August 2019) Jenny’s son was screened at our clinic in order to see if he had a speech delay in April of 2018 with Mrs. Cynthia under the supervision of Mrs ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:04 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (July 2019) Dylan is an adorable four year old boy who has been seen at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to delays with his expressive and receptive language and ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:41 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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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.

Cutters of the Cedar
Bro. Jay Skiles 32° 

In Memory of Charles E Stelling 33°
by Bro Gary and Carolyn Clarke 

Designer of the Royal Arch
Bro Jim Arnold 32°


News & Events

  • From the Personal Representative (August 2019) 2019 Honormen Being an odd numbered year, it is once again time to honor some of our members for their service to our Valley and Freemasonry in general. I am ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:08 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - August 13, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday Aug 13, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Aug 9th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Cheese and Crackers ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner/Grand Master Reception Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday July 9, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by July 5th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Grand Master’s Festive ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:43 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Life Membership Effective July 1 the Price of Life Memberships will be going up, so if you would like to get one at the reduced rate now is the time.  Listed below ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner The Personal Representative and  The Venerable Master of the Valley of San Jose Invite all Scottish Rite Freemasons and other Brother Masons to A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:57 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 (August 2019) August is a strange month.  To begin, it is one of the months, with July, which was added to the calendar late in the history of Rome, to honor Julius and Augustus Caesar, but which forever plunged the remaining months into confusion.  September through December, as their name roots imply, were the seventh through the tenth months – and now they suddenly found themselves displaced becoming the ninth through the twelfth – which makes no sense at all. But in a more contemporary context, we find that August is that month between the height of summer in July, when Masonic bodies seem to go into hibernation, and that very busy month of September, when real life lurches back into normalcy. July is ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (August 2019) As we move in hot days of August, I wish you safe and happy summer days whether in vacation, work or at home. I want to share an important date; August 4th 1753, Saturday, 266 years ago. On August 4, 1753, George Washington, a young Virginia planter, became a Master Mason, the highest rank in the Fraternity of Freemasonry, in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The ceremony was held at the Masonic Lodge No. 4 in his home town. The twenty-one-year-old young man would soon hold his first military commission. For George Washington, joining the Masons was a rite of passage and an expression of his civic responsibility. After becoming a Master Mason, Washington had the ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (August 2019) The Six Major Themes of the Scottish Rite By: Robert G. Davis, 33*, Grand Cross   We often get so wrapped up in the minutia of the lessons which are taught in the Scottish Rite Degrees that it is easy to overlook the over-riding themes which are presented in the Rite. Almost every Mason knows that the Degrees of Freemasonry represent the journey of a man’s life. For example, it is often said that the Entered Apprentice Degree represents the journey of youth; the passage a young man takes as he begins to consciously weigh the differences between right and wrong, ignorance and knowledge, good and evil, and starts to mold the character he will fashion for himself, using ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 12:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (August 2019) Our Scottish Rite facilities are being redone, remodeled & repurposed with your help in supporting the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation.  More changes are on the way including expanding our Childhood Language Clinic.  The down stairs will soon have a modern meeting facility that we will all be proud of.  Come, visit and be impressed by the room and the changes. Masonry is moving ahead.  I just had the opportunity to visit Grand Lodge in San Francisco.  A new beautiful Lodge room, with dining and meeting areas is almost complete.  It is located on the exhibit floor.  Eight Lodges have already expressed and interest in putting on a degree there.  Masonry is moving forward with a purpose, and we are showing ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 12:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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