Keeping our community secured: As we prepare for our High Holidays, your Rabbi & leadership continue to review security measures including: access of doors and windows, improve details of drills and deployment. Security officers will be present during all High Holidays services

Please note that security measures are in effect during services. Please remember the four-digit code. Above the entrance door, a sensor light was installed.

Please join us this Friday, Sept. 20th for Sabbath Evening services at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi will lead services and discuss the weekly Torah portion & current issues. – Oneg’s sponsors: Susan & Bill Rupright

There will be a Torah study session this Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Penny & Rabbi’ home. Discussing the portion of Ki Tavo (Deut. 26:1, Haftarah (Isaiah 61)and  Israel elections results. This will be the final session for a while. For address call Penny Elbaz: goldpen9@gmail.com

New Jewish calendars are now available at the lobby. Stop by and pick up your copy of this beautifully designed colorful guide to the entire Jewish year. We thank McLane Funeral Home for providing these calendars at no cost to us.

Next Week Sabbath evening service: Sept. 27th        7:30 p.m.- light oneg will served in the lobby, due to the social hall been set for Rosh Ha’Shanah services and reception. – Rabbi requests assistance with the switch of our prayers books with the High Holidays Machzors and set-up of the Torahs. All will take about half-hour

A Beginning Hebrew Class begins after the High Holidays: Sunday, October 27 at 10:30-12:00 noon. – Please sign for class. Registration forms in the lobby

For Rosh Hashanah evening services we expect a larger attendance that before. Arrive early and remember a security code. We are having special guests and they are invited to be seated in the front pews marked with a ribbon. If parking in not available at the temple parking, you may park across the street at the church parking. Full security measures are in place, please remember your code, enter with a Temple member, etc.

We have planned an exciting celebration during the upcoming High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Yom Kippur is scheduled for Tuesday night October 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. – Please plan to join us. A printed format will be mailed in late August for everyone

High Holidays Schedule – ראש השנה ויום כיפור 2019 – 5780

We welcome our members, their guests & visitors to our services (in financial good standing).

Rosh Ha’Shanah Services 2019/5780

A security officer will be at the Temple entrance  all High Holidays Services

Sunday, September 29, 2019                         7:30 p.m. – Eve of Rosh Ha’shana  Honoring Martin & Laura Lynn Miller. A Chai celebration. Special guests and greetings. A Special Community reception follows the services.

Monday, September 30, 2019               9:30 p.m. – First Day – Torah Reading, Sounding the Shofar with Sidney Morris

Tuesday, October 1, 2019                     9:30 p.m. – Second Day – Torah Reading, Sounding the Shofar with Sidney Morris


Yom Kippur Services 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019     7:00    Yom Kippur Evening Service-Kol Nidre-Fast Begins

Wednesday, October 9, 2019   9:00 a.m. – Yom Kippur-Shachrit Service

10:30 a.m. – Torah Reading

12:30 p.m. – Yizkor Services (aprox)

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Discussion with Rabbi

6:00 p.m. – Mincha Service

7:00 p.m. – Ne’ilah (Concluding Service)

  • At the conclusion of Yom Kippur services, a Break the Fast meal will be served and is being sponsored by the congregation. The new Eit Ratzon Machzors will be used. Kever Avot-Visit to cemetery, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.-Sunset Hill Cemetery.

לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו

Visit the new website of Temple Israel: www.templeisrael-valdosta.org, let us know if you have visited the site; your comments are always welcome. Please be advised: Donations of all kind may be made through the web site.

Shabbat Services Schedule                

Friday, September 20   7:30 p.m.         Friday Night Service

A light Oneg will be sponsored by Susan & Bill Rupright.

Friday, September 27      7:30 p.m.         Friday Night Service

Light Oneg in the lobby/Please assist with changing prayerbooks



*All Yahrtzeit weekly announcements will be made twice. On the previous week and on the actual week-if you are unable to attend on the actual date of loved ones, you may say Mourner’s Kaddish

SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2019                  21-27 ELUL 5779

Nettie Levin (9/23)              Esther Polonsky (9/26)

Sharon Schindler (9/25)               Louis Shuman (9/24)

SEPT. 28-OCTOBER 4, 2019    28 ELUL-5 TISHREI

Rose Dunn Azael (9/28)     Saul Abraham Bienstock (9/30)

Fanny Druck (9/30)            Lillian Epstein (10/1)

Esther Braverman (10/3)    Louis Druck (10/3)

OCTOBER 5-11, 2019               6-12 TISHREI 5780

Herbert Stanley Kalin (10/5)                  Martha Goldmeer (10/6)

Joe Lazarus (10/7)              Fannie Cohen Bonnow (10/7)

Frank Taylor (10/8)            Morris Handleman (10/9)

Pia Fruma Abrahams (10/9)                  Ben Polonsky (10/11)

Rose Steigman (10/11)

OCTOBER 12-18, 2019    13-19 TISHREI 5780

Sol Hartnig (10/13)             Ida Broomberg (10/13)

OCTOBER 19-25, 2019    20-26 TISHREI 5780

Sol Miller (10/24)               Sara Gittle Nachmman (10/24)

Harold Rainbow (19/25)              Theodore ‘Teddy’ Lind (10/20)

Joel Ariel Flatow (10/21)             Rose Leah Lipsitz (10/20)

OCTOBER 26-NOV. 1, 2019     27 TISHREI-3 HESHVAN

Abraham Topale (10/26)    Nathan Steigman (10/30)

Ida Wasserman Pressman (10/31)           Dorothy Vogel (10/30)

Morris Feinberg (11/1)                 Sydney Hartnig (10/30)

A Yahrzeit, a memorial lamp will (if available on the large bronze tablets) be lit in the Synagogue on the appropriate date and a Mourner’s Kaddish may be recited