The 22nd Annual Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich Sale
Tickets purchased online will be refunded online by request: call 229-563-6366 or email drdelane@gmail.com.
We will announce the rescheduled sale dates as soon as possible.

President’s Message

I’d like to inform you of a few items.

  1. The Rabbi and Penny are taking a very much need vacation.  They will be gone for two months, leaving for Israel on May 25th and returning on July 25th.
  2. With the agreement of the Rabbi, during the months of his absence, we will go on an abbreviated summer schedule of Friday night services.  Susan Rupright will conduct Friday night services in the Rabbi’s place.  Let’s attend and support her.
  3. The dates for Friday night services will be:  May 27, June 3, June 10, July 8, July 15
  4. Zoom will be shut down during the Rabbi’s absence.  Upon his return we’ll discuss whether to reactivate it.
  5.  Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz of Orlando has agreed to serve  in his rabbinical capacity should we be in need of the services of a rabbi during these two months

Make it a good day!



Valdosta, Georgia 21602- 229 244-1813/269-8680 (cell)

Rabbi’s new e-mail: mosheelbaz46@gmail.com

קהילת טמפל ישראל


RABBI MOSHE ELBAZ    הרב משה אלבז

MAY 12, 2022/11 IYAR 5782


26 days to the Counting of the Omer

Upon entering the temple, be sure the close the window door completely. No guests or visitors, unless approved in advance by the rabbi to the temple’s services

Wishing everyone a safe and restful summer

We’ll be offering a mini-course on Jewish laws and rituals for the End of Time in August 2022




Join us for Sabbath evening service, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in person and through Zoom live accounting the Omer leading to the Festival of Shavuot.

If you have knowledge of a member/friend who is ill or  in the hospital, rabbi would like to know and make it known to our congregation via e-mail communications. In addition we’ll announce the sad news of a passing of members/friends in Valdosta and in the neighboring communities.

Our congregation continues to lead and support our greater community with religious leadership and involvement.

*All Yahrtzeit weekly announcements will be made twice. On the previous week and on the actual week-if you. To place a Memorial Plaque for a loved one, please contact the rabbi (need name in English & Hebrew, date of death – it takes 3 month for order to be complete-($500.00)

Friends, we continue to encourage and urge you to join us at one or more of our weekly educational & religious services and in celebration of Jewish life. The Religious learning and social opportunities are providing you and our community positive experiences. Being together is our goal and as integral part of a greater community of the Jewish people. We noticed that individuals who are in attendance on a regular basis are more engaged and fulfilled.

Funds are available for your support–all donations should be written to Temple Israel, designating the specific fund you wish to support.  Mail to:  511 Baytree Rd., Valdosta, GA 31602          If a member or a friend of the congregation wishes to discuss any of 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 – To defray the costs of major renovations & improvements for the Temple Israel kitchen and social hall

            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 affixed on the memorial tablets in the sanctuary–cost is $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; your comments are always welcome. Please be advised: Donations of all kinds may be made through the web site.



*All Yahrtzeit weekly announcements will be made twice. On the previous week and on the actual week. To place a Memorial Plaque for a loved one, please contact the rabbi (need name in English & Hebrew, date of death – it takes 3 months for order to be completed-($500.00)


MAY 14-20,2022               13-19 IYAR 5782

Louis Lazarus (5/16)           Anna Brocha Miller (5/19)

Helen Shapiro (5/18)

MAY 21-27, 2022              20-26 IYAR 5782

  1. Melvin Giges (5/21)       Florence Feinberg Holtzman (5/24)

Isadore Krieger (5/24)                  Abe Pincus (5/25)

Eleck Karlip (5/27)

MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2022              27 IYAR-4 SIVAN 5782

Jack Lazarus (5/31)            Rabbi Max Stauber (5/31)

Gertrude Levy (6/2)            Shirley Jiaramita (5/31)

Joseph Handelman (6/1)

JUNE 4-10, 2022               5-11 SIVAN 5782

Irwin Milton Lazarus (6/6)           Sadie George (6/6)

Louis Polonsky (6/8)          Barney Cohen (6/9)

Jacob Lazarus (6/9)            Maggie Lazarus (6/9)

Adele Provin (6/9)

June 11-17, 2022               12-17 sivan 5782

Joseph Karlip (6/11)           Louis Bergman (6/11)

Anna Stein Fisher (6/12)              Fannie Margolis (6/13)

Lillian Lazarus (6/13)                   Margot Liu (6/12)

Dianne Zarrow (6/14)

JUNE 18-24, 2022             19-25 SIVAN 5782

Simon Epstein (6/18)                   Joseph Handleman (6/20)

Julius Solomon (6/19)                  Ben Taylor (6/21)

John Krupnick (6/20)                   Martin Eastman (6/20)

Esther L. Krupnick (6/23)            Charles Levin (6/24)

Elsie Saharack (6/24)

JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2022             26 SIVAN-2 TAMMIZ ‘82

Isaac Margolis (6/25)                   Sophia Rostin (6/28)

Meyer Morris (6/25)           Beatrice Aigen (6/29)

JULY 2-8, 2022                 3-9 TAMMUZ 5782

Abraham Kalin (7/2)          Karen Waltz Rostin (7/4)

Sam Lazarus (7/4)              Helen Schmier (7/5)

Norman Schultz (7/6)                   Harry Vidro (7/7)

Ida Perlman (7/8)                Jean Lazarus Pincus (7/8)

Irving Landey (7/2)

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