Joanna de Angelis Spiritist Society (JASS) is a non-profit organization that focuses on studying the Spiritist Doctrine, codified by Allan Kardec, and educating the local community on Spiritist beliefs. Since 1999, it has been an example of solidarity and brotherhood. Families and individuals who have needed help in the Bay Area, have found resources, spiritual support, and hope for a better future. Our group has been an active contributor and volunteer for other Bay Area non-profit organizations, such as the Second Harvest Food Bank, City Team in San Jose and the Family Giving Tree. 

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  • 7:30 PM
    • English – 1st and 3rd Mondays
    • Portuguese – 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays

Public Lectures are 30-35 minute talks based on a specific topic from a Spiritist book. They consist of an opening reading, opening prayer and an ending prayer. Each week there is a different presenter.

Tuesdays 7:10-8:20 PM ONLINE (ENGLISH)

Continuing Studies in Spiritism

Continuing Studies in Spiritism is a course is for someone that has previously completed the Systematic
Study of Spiritism course and understands the basic principles of Spiritism.

It will cover several topics on the triple aspect of Spiritism: scientific, philosophical, and moral. It’s comprised of some basic and some optional readings of the basic books of the Codification, as written by Allan Kardec, as well as books written through the mediumship of Francisco Candido Xavier, Divaldo Franco and others.

The course will be divided into several modules, each covering a broader topic of Spiritism, and each module will have a duration of about 6 months. The course assumes that students will read the proposed material prior to each class. Students will have the opportunity to participate in class, enriching their studies.

Enrollment will be available prior to the beginning of each module.

First Module will begin on May 3. Sign up here:

Tuesdays 8:30-9:15 PM ONLINE (ENGLISH)

The Gospel According to Spiritism and
the Spirits’ Book
​Study Group

In the book The Gospel According to Spiritism Allan Kardec combines his own knowledge and the teachings of the good spirits with parts of the New Testament. It helps participants understand the moral aspects of Jesus’ legacy.

The Spirits’ Book is part of the Spiritist Codification, and is regarded as one of the five fundamental works of Spiritism. It was the first and remains the most important spiritist book, because it addresses in first hand all questions developed subsequently by Allan Kardec.
Attendees are encouraged to join a dynamic, open conversation about topics from Allan Kardec’s books. 
You will learn valuable tools on how to accelerate your inner reform and keep your transformational growth on track.



Sundays 9:30-10:20 AM 

In this group, we are currently studying the Gospel According to Spiritism which helps participants understand the moral aspects of Jesus’ legacy.

It is a 60 minutes study, in English on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, and other Sunday is in Portuguese. Participants have an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions in a very friendly environment.​

Sundays 9:30-10:25 AM

The Youth Group in English gives children (5-15 yrs old) a chance to make new friends and play while studying the foundation of the Spiritist Doctrine. Our facilitators explain the Natural Law that governs the universe, nature, origin and destiny of spirits, as well as their relations with the corporal world.
They will learn their responsibilities as human beings and children of God, their roles as agents to transform the community in which they live, and the consequences of their choices.

This 2-year group class meets weekly and studies mediumship under the guidelines of the Spiritist Doctrine codified by Allan Kardec. It helps attendees educate and control their mediumship faculties and requires their constant preparation and active participation.

Currently closed for enrollments.

If you would like to learn more and attend a future study, please contact us.


246 E Gish Rd,
San Jose, California

Please check with the group for the most up-to-date list of activities and locations.

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