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 (August 2018) Like some kids, Gavin is a child who has been in and out of therapy for speech since he was in kindergarten. His family and a few close friends were ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (July 2018) Meet Hannah! She is a joyous four year old who loves to play with the babies, Barbies and pretend food toys when she comes to our clinic once a week ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 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
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News & Events

  • From the Personal Representative (August 2018) In “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens opens his book with the line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Although extreme sentiments of ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (August 4, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  Aug 14,2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Aug  10th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Tomato BisqueGreek SaladChilled Prawns ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Personal Representative Trip to Philadelphia (September 22-29, 2019)
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:54 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner (July 10, 2018) MENU Tuesday,  July 10,2018   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by June 8th) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! ORClick on the RESERVE NOW ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the General Secretary Have you thought about purchasing a life membership?  For a one time fee you can make sure that you will always remain a member of the Scottish Rite, and your ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (August 2018) In the warm summer months, when many Masonic organizations go dark, and we busy ourselves with vacations and outdoor activities, we sometimes forget that Masonry goes on, and in some cases has some of its most important events.  Our Scottish Rite Valley is no exception.  In August, we welcome our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bruce R. Galloway, at a formal reception and festive board.  As in years past, it will be a fun and exciting event, filled with good food, toasting, a few laughs, and an important message from our Grand Master.  Make sure to get reservation in as soon as you can for this event. This past June, we held the statewide Reunion in Oakland, where 18 Scottish Rite ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:11 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (August 2018) What a marvelous California Orient Reunion we had!  I am so appreciative of the opportunity given to me by our Valley to play a small part in this historic event.  The four degrees of  the Chapter of Rose Croix were exemplified by the Valleys of Sacramento, Oakland and Ventura. A good  job by all. Thanks to the casts and all the others involved in staging and supporting these four beautiful degree conferrals. I was particularly taken on Saturday morning by the 17th Degree, Knight of the East and West. As you already know, this degree depicts a confrontation between King Herod II and John the Baptist resulting in the murder of John. The Oakland Valley’s performance was strong ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Chief Knight (August 2018) Attention all 320 Masons Come join us at the Scottish Rite Orient of California, Valley of San Jose Knights of St Andrew Interested?  Please contact any member of the Knights of St. Andrew or in particular, Jeff Toone, Secretary: email toonej@gmail.com What do we do: We provide services to and for the Bodies of the Valley of San Jose. These services include but are not limited to providing assistance to the stage crew of the various Degrees performances, promoting membership within the Scottish Rite, providing Greeters at the door for Scottish Rite Events, participating in parades, performing arch of steel at special functions, escort our flags, etc.  Come join with us to find the LIGHT and have ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:06 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Venerable Master (July 2018) Brethren   Often times we talk about the importance of educating ourselves in the mysticism and symbolism of our order, and of obtaining further light in Masonry.  These are indeed important.  But sometimes we forget that the true secret to the fraternity is that kinship – that true brotherhood which exists, which permeates everything we do.  It is that, for many of us, which from the outset of our Masonic experience, draws us in and keeps us coming back.  That is why our social times are so very important.  Those times are not mere indolence or time wasted.  Even for those Masons who are truly dedicated to furthering the knowledge and enlightenment of those around them, and who spend countless hours of ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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