Message from President Louis Schmier

קהילת טמפל ישראל
RABBI MOSHE ELBAZ          הרב משה אלבז


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

Temple parking lanes have been repainted for safe & clear parking at services. Parking lot flood lights were installed this week all around the building.  Please take note of the president’s report on the changes taking place.

Sabbath evening service on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.- The Oneg is being sponsored Debbi and David Uri and it will be available in the classroom next to rabbi’s study. We come together to celebrate Sabbath, to continue preserving and strengthen Jewish life in Valdosta – We hope to see you & greet you in person.

The 22nd annual kosher corned beef sale event will take place, March 20, 22, 23 this year and will bring our greater community together. Please sign up to help sell tickets and with all the preparations.

Shabbat Across America

On Friday night, February 28, 2020, hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat!

 Sabbath morning Torah study sessions resume Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Penny & Rabbi-for directions contact Penny Elbaz.

A Beginning Hebrew program class continues on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Please note: the temple’s kitchen will be under construction for the next several weeks. Major kitchen renovations and social hall upgrades will be underway-these areas will be off limits. We’ll be using the classroom next to rabbi’s study for onegs.

BTW, Rabbi Elbaz was nominated for the SGMC Authority board beginning February.

Funds are available for your support-all donations should be written to Temple Israel with the designation of the specific fund and may be mailed to:                        511 Baytree Rd., Valdosta, GA 31602

If a member or a friend of the congregation wishes to discuss these or a special gift, please contact Rabbi or Louie Schmier

Building Fund – for the upkeep and maintain the Temple Israel grounds.

            Tree of Life – To dedicate a leaf on the Tree of Life in Temple Israel’ in the Pearlman Family Social Hall in honor of family or friends

            Kitchen Remodeling Fund – major renovations & improvements for Temple Israel kitchen scheduled early next year

            Shiva Meal Fund – To provide meals following funerals at Temple Israel at no charge. Coordinated by Roberta Magnasco

            Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – for use by the rabbi at his discretion in promoting Temple Israel in our community

            Yahrtzeit Memorial Plaque – to purchase a permanent bronze memorial plaque and afixed on the memorial tablets in the sanctuary-cost $500.00 – contact the rabbi for details

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

Shabbat Services Schedule                

Friday, January 24                   7:30 p.m.         Friday Evening Service                                      Oneg Sponsors: Debbi & David Uri

Saturday, January 31              7:30 P.M.         Friday Evening Service                                   Oneg: Susan and Louie Schmier

Programs Schedule  Sunday, January 26     10:30 a.m.       Beginning Hebrew Class



*All Yahrtzeit weekly announcements will be made twice. Once on the week before and once again on the actual week–if you are unable to attend on the actual date of loved ones, you may say Mourner’s Kaddish at either.

JANUARY 25-31, 2020              28 TEVET-5 SHEVAT

Ethel Hopkins (1/26)     Rose Druck Landey (1/26)    Faye Orenstein Rainbow (1/29)   Mollie R. Daum (1/27)      Uri Voldman (1/26)

FEBRUARY 1-7, 2020               6-12 SHEVAT 5780

David Shapiro (2/1)         Abe Golivesky (2/2)        Bertha Landesman (2/2)              Joseph Isaac Abrahams (2/3)       Helen Schultz (2/5)       Tom Winters (2/6)                Leon Levin (2/7)     Rose R. Gilmore (2/7)         Sheldon L. Broomberg (2/5)                  Estelle Broomberg (2/5)        Morris Saul Goldstein (2/7)           Rebecca Shuman (2/8)

FEBRUARY 8-14, 2020             13-19 SHEVAT 5780

Bess Abrahams (2/9)        Irving Dinnerman (2/9)   Olivia Spense (Cook (2/11)            Edith Pearlman Cohen (2/11)   William Selig Myers (2/11)    Annette Lazarus (2/11)    Ruby Eichberg (2/11)            Jack L. Erkis (2/13)     Louis Kalin (2/14

FEBRUARY 15-21, 2020           20-26 SHEVAT 5780

Rubin Schmier (2/18)          David Hyatt (2/17)      Irene B Myers (2/19)                      Naomi Lehman (2/24)         Milton Ellerin (2/19)      Mike Openham (2/20)

FEBRUARY 22-28, 2020           27 SHEVAT-3 ADAR

Evelyn Franklin (2/24)     Chanah Golda Kleinman (2/26)    Morris S Goldstein (2/24)

FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 6       4-10 ADAR 5750

Janie Abrams (3/3)       Nathan Zelkind (2/29)    Hyman Braverman (2/29)                   Maxine Lazarus (3/3)           Ben Landey (3/2)                Elias Giges (3/4)                             Ida Lazarus (3/6)                Bas Sheva Lazarus (3/3)   Fredrich Joel Loef (2/29)

MARCH 7-12, 2020          11-17 ADAR 5780

Anna Bergman (3/9)           Nyna Grossman (3/9)    Bertha Druck (3/9)                           Mary Wexler (3/10)         Alaene Margolis (3/12)           Janet Topale (3/13)                 Helen Cecile Cohen Zeiler (3/11)          Reva Iscoff (3/8)

MARCH 14-20, 2020                  18-24 ADAR 5780

Clarence Vidro (3/14)       Harry Schwartz (3/15)         Tessie Manes Kalin (3/15)      Esther Perlman Friedlander (3/15)    Alex Kalin (3/18)      Lucy Shapiro (3/18)     Dorothy Stein Zakuto (3/20)    David Goldhar (3/15)   Marvin Elliot Pearlman (3/15)

MARCH 21-27, 2020                  25 ADAR – 2 NISAN 5780

Fannie Gilmore Perlman (3/25)    Israel Lazarus (3/21)   Fannie Karlip (3/23)           Goldie Hartnig (3/23)      Moses Braun (3/24)          Sammy Stein (3/21)                Benjamin Jacob Schwartz (3/26)     Paul Landesman (3/26)   Abe Levine (3/24)

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

Kiddush, Yom Kippur 2019