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

Join us at Friday, August 10th  for a Sabbath evening service where the combining of prayer with learning and social time takes place among friends. The Oneg is being sponsored by Donna Delaney/Alan Dunbar

Beginning this Saturday, August 11, our study session and throughout August will be in preparation for the High Holidays. In the four-week program, we’ll discuss the origin/source of the holidays, prayers, customs and practices. Session 1 will include sources, observances, terminology and general knowledge. Session 2 will include selections from the services. Everyone is welcome.

We are excited that the video of the October Israel Tour filmed by Victor and Linda Dowrey is ready for watching with: YouTube:https://youtu.be/sJrrYyw2wWc

For updating our records, we would like to have on file your Hebrew name (for example: David ben (son of) Avram & Sara (parents name). Please send rabbi through e-mail: rabbi_elbaz@hotmail.com or mail it to us. If a person does not remember his/her Hebrew name, one may use an adopted Hebrew name.

If you are interested in getting updates on the Arab/Israeli conflict and other political issues you may want to review Near East Report, June 2018 issue. www.AIPAC.org/ner

The McLane funeral home delivered to our congregation with the new Jewish calendars 5779. “The Jewish Museum in Prague” – photos and inside the calendar.

Rabbi Elbaz will be attending the National Rabbinical Symposium, August 14/15 in Washington DC and at the High Holidays, rabbi will present an overview.

Please note, the Jewish New Year of 5779 begins Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. we will be observing two-days of Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur will begin Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The congregation will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah eve with Festival Oneg and at the end of Yom Kippur with Breakfast both sponsored by the congregation. The Rabbi and the ritual committee would like to extend an invitation to the Jewish New Year Evening service to non-Jewish friends of our members and supporters of Temple Israel. Please let Rabbi know if you are planning to invite a friend(s)

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. Speedy recovery to Yehuda ben Kochaba Esterika, Shulamit bat Rachel V’Natan

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. Our goal in the coming year is to reach out to as many Jewish persons in the area and invite them to join them.      

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.

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

Friday, August 10        7:30 p.m.         Friday Evening Service: Oneg given by Dona Delaney/Alan Dunbar

Sat., August 11            10:00 a.m.       High Holidays Schedule – Light Refreshments

Friday, August 17        7:30 p.m.         Friday evening service-Oneg is being sponsored by Dwan & Ben Broomberg



Yertzeit schedule

AUGUST 11-17, 2018                30 AV-6 ELUL 5778

  • Virginia Miller (8/11)
  • Laura Libby Abel (8/14)
  • Hannah Stein Golivesky (8/15)
  • Maurice Shapiro (8/17)


AUGUST 18-24, 2018                7-13 ELUL 5778

  • Leon Litman Nachman (8/18)
  • Leon Margolis (8/18)
  • Edward Spieler (8/19)
  • Lieba Rivka (8/19)
  • Corrine Smith (8/21)
  • Jacob Hayatt (8/22)
  • Sol Stein (8/24)
  • Faye Rhiegold Ellerin (8/18)


AUGUST 25-31, 2018                14-20 ELUL 5778

  • Rabbi Morris Joseph Miller (8/26)
  • Anna Riainbow (8/29)
  • Julius Steigman (8/29)
  • Janet Levin Schwartz (8/31)
  • Nathan Polonsky (8/31)
  • Sara Gilman Hackel (8/31)
  • Bernard Weinstein (8/30)


SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2018   21-26 ELUL 5778

  • Nettie Levin (9/3)
  • Esther Polonsky (9/6)
  • Louis Shuman (9/4)

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 .