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.

Message from President Louie Schmier concerning the High Holidays
September 3, 2020


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

קהילת טמפל ישראל


RABBI MOSHE ELBAZ    הרב משה אלבז

NOVEMBER 19, 2020/3 KISLEV 5781


We continue to encourage and urge you to join us at one or more of our weekly services. These learning and social opportunities are providing the individual and our community an integral part of who we are. We noticed that individuals who are in attendance on a regular basis are more engaged and fulfilled.

We are looking forward to this Sabbath weekend religious services, including, Friday evening services: November 20th at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m.-The theme for this Sabbath weekend continues with  the birth of Esau and Jacob and the blessings bestowed them by the aging Isaac. (On Saturday services, Jacob Elbaz will read the Torah, Dr. Terri Fine Stanzler will chant the Haftatah and attending members participate.

Due to Thanksgiving weekend, there will be no services on Friday or Saturday November 27 and 28.

Next Torah study session is on Tuesday, November 24th at 4 p.m. through zoom live – individuals that have joined in the past are eager to explore and share issues applicable to everyday life. So if you have not attended these sessions in the past, I encourage you to take advantage of the wide views expressed.

Correction: Our Zoom community will present a community-wide Havdalah & Chanukah event on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. – This hour-long celebration will include the Havdalah ceremony, Kindling the Chanukiyah and presents music and stories. We would like to invite the greater community to join us. Please pass the word to your friends.

We’ll be offering a course in Hebrew reading the Biblical and Siddur comprehension beginning Thursday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. – please enroll and sign up with Penny Elbaz:—–          goldpen9@gmail.com

Please join us for this week services as follows:

Friday, November 20     7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 24  4:00 p.m.

Weekly ZOOM Live Schedule with Rabbi & Penny – We invite you to attend. Meeting number 810 155 1107

Friday            7:30 p.m.       Friday Evening Service

Saturday        10:00 a.m.     Saturday Morning Service?

Tuesday         4:00 p.m.       Torah discussion


For several months we have been holding Sabbath morning services at 10:00 a.m. with zoom live. We have had  success in making a minyan, but sometimes just barely.  In order to continue these Saturday morning services, I need you to RSVP of your attendance for each Saturday and if you are willing to receive a reading or an Aliyah to the Torah. RSVP should be sent to: goldpen9@gmail.com by Friday at Noon. If a Minyan is not available, services will be postponed. Next services for Sabbath morning is set for Sat., Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m.

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 afixed 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. 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.


Eleanor Erkis (11/14)                   Phillip Kleinman 911/14)

Richard Jarrmann (11/15)            David Provin (11/18

NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2020               12-18 KISLEV 5781

Barbara Soshnik (11/29)              Allen Soshnik (11/29)

Joseph Louis Perlman (11/30)      Lizzie Handleman (12/1)

Alexander Las (12/3)

DEC. 5-11, 2020                19-25 KISLEV 5781

Martha S. Myers (12/7)                Hyman Taylor (12/8)

Lillian Weinstein (12/10)    Beatrice Pearlan Larus (12/8)

Harry Karlip (1215)           Richard Small (12/11)

Sam Kalin (12/10)     Richard ‘Dick’ Wilson (12/9)

DEC. 12-18, 2020    26 KISLEV-3 TEVET 5781

Moshe Meer (12/12)           David Minson (12/13)

Charles Polonsky (12/15)             Virginia Morris (12/17)

Ethel Rebecca Karlip (12/15)       Sanford Rovall (12/13)

Lillian White (12/12)          William Pearlman (12/15)

Virginia Katz Miller (12/17)

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