Rabbi, Penny and the Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a Shabbat Shalom

Please note the High Holidays Schedule and be sure to join & celebrate with us 5778 – 2017 High Holidays.

High Holidays Schedule – ראש השנה ויום כיפור 2017 – 5778

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

Rosh Ha’Shanah Services 2017/5778

Wednesday, September 20, 2017          7:30-:9:00 p.m. – Erev Rosh Hashanah: Special Community Oneg follows the services.

Thursday, September 21, 2017              9:30-11:30 a.m. – First Day – Sounding the Shofar – Tashlich will follow service

Friday, September 22, 2017                  9:30-11:30 a.m. – Second Day – Sounding the Shofar

Yom Kippur Services 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017          7:00-9:00 p.m. – Yom Kippur Evening                                                            Service-Kol Nidre

Saturday, September 30, 2017      9:00 a.m. – Yom Kippur Services

10:30 a.m. – Torah Reading

12:30 p.m. – Yizkor Services

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 services of Yom Kippur 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, September 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.-Sunset Hill Cemetery.

לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו

Penny and Rabbi Elbaz are proud to lead a tour to Israel October 22, 2017 for 11 days and 9 nights. This tour is custom made for our congregation and includes a guided tour on our private coach. Valdosta Daily Times reported of our tour with the hope to reach out to the greater community. We received an extension for an additional two weeks to sign-up.

The New Hebrew calendars for 2017/18 – 5778 are now available for pick up at the Temple lobby. They are available as a courtesy of McLane Funeral Home.

If you subscribe to Mediacom, you may be interested in watching channel I24. 24 hours of news and opinions from Israel & the world. Rabbi Elbaz published an article ‘Talking Torah’ at VDT as part of Sharing your Faith. Rabbi is signing autographs per your copy!

For early planning, would like to inform everyone that the 2017 Jewish High Holidays begins, Wed., September 20, 2017 for Eve of Rosh Hashanah. Dr. Dennis Marks of Rotary of Valdosta and chairman of the Imaginary  Library will be our guest on Rosh Hashanah evening service.

An unveiling for the late Tim Melton will be held at Sunset Hill Cemetery on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 12:00 noon – Members and friends encouraged attending the service.

We pray for speedy recovery ‘re’fua she’lma’ to all who require healing in our community. If you wish that a name of a sick person(s) mentioned at services, please send the names to the rabbi.

Rabbi was invited to the annual rabbinical symposium sponsored by AIPAC set for August 31.

Please join us at services this Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. – The Oneg is being sponsored by Sharon and Sidney Morris. We would like to invite everyone to this service as the Religious School will be honoring Sharon and Sidney Morris for its annual award.

We would like to encourage every Jewish person in our area to join us as member and join our Temple Israel family in building a Jewish life here in Valdosta. If you know of any Jewish person or family unaffiliated invite them to services.

Best wishes to those among us who are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or another joyous occasion. Let rabbi know that you are celebrating a happy event and will announce it from the Bimah at services.

Sabbath Evening Services – always at 7:30 p.m.

August 11 – Shabbat Evening Service – Oneg is being sponsored by Sharon and Sidney Morris

August 18 – Shabbat evening service-Oneg is being sponsored by Susan & Phil Perlis

August 25 – Shabbat Evening service – Oneg is being sponsored by Dawn and Ben Broomberg


AUGUST 12-18, 2017                20-26 AV 5777

  • Lena Pearlman Lazarus (8/13)
  • Rubin Bonnett (8/14)
  • Irving Pressman (8/15)
  • Phillip Lazarus (8/16)
  • Arnold Cohen (8/12)
  • Bette Braun (8/10)
  • Dorothy Pearlman (8/13)
  • Ivan Pressman Friedlander (8/17)

AUGUST 19-25, 2017                27 AV-3 ELUL 5777

  • Morris Bienman (8/19)
  • Gene Perlman (8/19)
  • Sam Pearlman (8/20)
  • Virginia Miller (8/20)
  • Laura Libby Abel (8/25)
  • Irving Sukoff (8/19)

AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1, 2017   4-10 ELUL 5777

  • Hannah Stein (8/26)
  • Maurice Shapiro (8/28)
  • Leon Litman Nachman (8/29)
  • Leon Margolis (8/29)
  • Edward Spieler (8/31)
  • Leiba Rivka bat Moshe Yona (8/31)
  • Faye Rbiengold Ellerin (8/29)
  • Connie Smith (9/1)

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 .