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 (December 2019) Jonathan is a sweet, fun-loving preschooler who was seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic for a speech and language disorder characterized by difficulty ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:23 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (November 2019) Esther is a sweet four year old girl who loves the color purple, flowers, playing with her siblings, and playing with her stuffed dog “Wee Wee.” She has been receiving ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:13 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (October 2019) Miles is sweet, funny, and outgoing seven-year-old boy who attended speech therapy services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic from January 2018 through ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:49 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.


News & Events

  • Staed Meeting Dinner - December 10, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday December 10, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Dec 6th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! TBD  
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:21 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Fall Reunion - November 22-24, 2019 Reunion - Royce Ford Class  Reunion Schedule Friday, November 22nd 5:30 – 6:00 pm          Registration 6:00 – 6:30 pm          Open Lodge of Perfection & Class Orientation 6:30 – 7:15 ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Personal Representative Rebuilding the Temple Program  When we started the building campaign earlier in the year, it was designed to bring in dollars that would eventually lead to fostering even larger funds ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Stated Meeting Dinner - November 12, 2019 Stated Meeting Menu Tuesday November 12, 2019   (Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Nov 8th ) Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations! Assorted Appetizers Smoked Turkey ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction & Festive Agape - December 3, 2019 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 Nov 2, 2019, 2:03 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 (December 2019) From the Venerable Master:   The holidays are upon us.  For most people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration.  For many, however, this can be a time of stress, of concern, and even loneliness.  We often tend to overindulge at this time of year.  We eat too much, perhaps drink too much.  We even shop too much.  These can increase our stress levels, and make us prone to illness, and physical exhaustion. You have to remember to take care of yourself.  Take some time to decompress, relax, and give yourself some space to breathe.  But at the same time, we need to think about others.  Keep an eye out for your Brothers, friends, family, and even strangers, who ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:20 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (December 2019) I often remind myself; it is not the Lodge but it is the brethren who believe that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity make Freemasonry. We believe in the importance of religion; men of all faiths and religious beliefs are members of the organization. Freemasonry celebrates ethnic diversity and welcomes men of all racial backgrounds. Brother Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born at Bombay, India on December 30th, 1865. He was the son of Brother John Lockwood Kipling. Brother Rudyard Kipling writes: "In 1885 I was made a Freemason by dispensation (Lodge Hope and Perseverance 782 E.C.) being under age, because the ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:18 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (December 2019) The excursion to the Western Railway Museum on Saturday, November 2nd 2019  was a treat. We were on board a train the was driven by our own Illustrious, Richard Fisher – seen on very left of the picture next to the Alcatraz train. We had in attendance 26 adults and 3 children.    On our train ride we learned about the history of the railway line, the residents of the surrounding area prominent buildings, etc from volunteer Ted, our very informed narrator.  For those who were there the story about the church stuck with me.   After the train ride Richard Fisher gave a 30 minutes tour of Barn 3 housing historic electric rail cars from the 1890s to the late 1980s on ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:15 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (December 2019) In November we had our Fall Reunion. At our Spring reunion we did not confer the last two degrees in the Consistory. The Consistory Degrees are very different from all the preceding degrees. They attempt to illustrate the creation of the ideal balance between the spiritual and the temporal. 31st degree - Inspector Inquisitor: This degree teaches prayerful self-examination. The mistakes today should not be committed tomorrow. Simply, the daily look at ones self to learn to live with the future. No apron is worn in the Supreme Tribunal, but in inferior bodies, a white sheep-skin apron with a silver Teutonic cross may be worn. The jewel is a silver Teutonic cross. The jewel may be suspended from a ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:14 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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