May 17, 2018/3 Sivan 5778/TORAH PORTION: B’AMIDBAR

47 La’Omer Counting

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

Congratulation to Connie Martinez on the forth coming marriage of Madison and Damon

Join us Friday, May 18, for Sabbath evening service combining prayer with learning and social time. Rabbi will discuss the Festival of Shavuot, the season of the giving the Torah at Sinai.

Mazel Tov to Tawanta Wooten on the birth of her grandson. Celece gave birth to a baby boy on May 14th (night) and a Bris in schedule for Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Temple. The congregation is invited.

We continue with Torah study every Sabbath at 10:00 a.m. – Our sessions includes insights of the Torah portion of the week, a little of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and current events. We will read and discuss the Book of Ruth. Penny Elbaz provides light refreshments, coffee or water. This week (May 19) In honor of Shavuot, Rabbi & Penny will provide blitzes.

In preparation for the festival of Shavuot, the anniversary of the Giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai is as follow: On Saturday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. at our study session will read and discuss the Book of Ruth. On Monday, May 21 the second day of Shavuot at 11:00 a.m. will hold a Yizkor service.

Honoring Phillip Feinberg scheduled for May 25th was postponed until further notice.

A Congregational meeting has been set for June 3 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Friday, May 18           7:30 p.m.         Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, May 19       10:00 a.m.       Reading & discussing the Book of Ruth

Monday, May 21        11:00 a.m.       Yizkor Service

Friday, May 25           7:30 p.m.         Sabbath Evening Service

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


MAY 19-25, 2018              5-11 SIVAN 5778

  • Irwin Milton Lazarus (5/21)
  • Sadie George (5/21)
  • Louis Polonsky (5/23)
  • Barney Cohen (5/24)
  • Jacob Lazarus (5/24)
  • Maggie Lazarus (5/24)
  • Adele Porvin(5/24) (corrected)


MAY 26-JUNE 1, 2018              12-18 SIVAN 5778

  • Joseph Karlip (5/26)
  • Louis Bergman (5/26)
  • Anna Stein Fisher (5/27)
  • Fannie Margolis (5/28)
  • Lillian Lazarus (5/28)
  • Dianne Zarrow (5/29)
  • Paul Holtzman (6/1)
  • Margot Liu (5/26)


JUNE 2-8, 2018                 19-25 SIVAN 5778

  • Simon Epstein (6/2)
  • Joseph Handleman (6/3)
  • Julius Solomon (6/3)
  • Ben Taylor (6/4)
  • John Krupnick (6/4)
  • Martin Eastman (6/4)
  • Esther L. Krupnick (6/7)
  • Charles Levin (6/8)


JUNE 9-15, 2018               26 SIVAN-2 TAMMUZ 5778

  • Isaac Margolis (6/9)
  • Sophia Rostin (6/12)
  • Eliyahu Elbaz (6/14)
  • Meyer Morris (6/9)
  • Beatrice Aigen (6/13)


JUNE 16-22, 2018             3-9 TAMMUZ 5778

  • Abraham Kalin (6/16)
  • Karen Waltz Rostin (6/18)
  • Sam Lazarus (6/18)
  • Helen Schultz (6/19)
  • Norman Schultz (6/20)
  • Harry Vidro (6/21)
  • Ida Berman (6/22)
  • Jean Lazarus Pincus (6/22)
  • Irving Landy (6/16)


JUNE 23-29, 2018             10-16 TAMMUZ 5778

  • Jack Broomberg (6/23)
  • Simon Morris (6/25)
  • Aronld Levine (6/27)
  • Rose Lazarus (6/29)
  • Joseph Hackel (6/25)
  • Howard Lee Guld (6/26)
  • Roslyn Lipson (6/30)

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 .