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 (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
  • From the Clinic (July 2020) Rayden is a bright, fun, and charismatic 10-year-old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic for an articulation disorder ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (May 2020) I have been thinking about how to write the article for the newsletter this month. So much has changed in the last five weeks with the onset of a world ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:55 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 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 27, 2020, 5:38 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
  • Sovereign Grand Commander Reception - Nov. 10, 2020
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Scottish Rite Mysteries - Sept. 11&12, 2020
    Posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:49 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 2020) August, the “august” month, the distinguished, the respected, the venerable month. It is the eighth month of the year. But wait, it used to be called Sextilis, i.e the sixth month of the old Roman ten month calendar. Well, about 300 BC two months were added after better understanding of the world’s control over time, and then some adjustments were made on days of the months. The Roman Emperor Augustus claimed the month for him, having had good luck in battles fought that month. It’s good to be the King!   August is a also month that many of us associate with travel. Well, right now we need to rediscover the art of “stay-cation”. If you have ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:33 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master ( August 2020) Well my Brethren, Jul y Stated Meeting and Dinner has come and gone without us getting together. The Covid 19 issues still in effect. Hopefully by August 11th Stated and Dinner we will be able to meet. In the May/June 2020 California Freemason Magazine, there was a photo of 8 Brothers displaying their Masonic Rings, which was to emphasize the Distressed Worthy Brother Relief Fund. I found a poem that is called "The Masonic Ring" Those men who help my dad each day, They wear those Mason rings. A Square and Compass set in gold, The praise of which I sing. My dad, he hurt his back you know, One cold and wintry day. He slipped and fell upon ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (August 2020) Brother Alexander K. Coney, 32nd Degree (1844-1897) was the husband of Rosalina de Coney who brought the heart of her murdered brother, Jose Cairo, to Oakland for burial.  Cairo was a Mexican Masonic martyr. Brother Coney was the Mexican Consul General to the United States.  How he received that appointment is quite a story. In 1976, Brother Coney was the purser on the steamship, City of Havana. While in the Gulf of Mexico, a Mexican national boarded the ship under a false name.  His real name was Porfinio Diaz, a former General who, at the time, had lead a failed revolt against the Mexican government. The ship stopped at a port and some Mexican soldiers boarded.  Diaz tried ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:24 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (August 2020) Continued from last month I mentioned that it was hotter in the summer up here in Penn Valley and now it is getting to 102 deg. At mid day.  My sister said she needs A?C on most of the time at her house close by.  Well I’m from Boston and the Bay Area and I thought I didn’t need any A?C up here.. But after the fist two weeks of summer I now leave the A?C on until sunset. The ocean influence down in the Bay can’t be beat, but here at 2000 ft altitude there is slightly less oxygen and it is much brighter, you really have to shield your eyes from the ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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