Temple Israel is a community-wide Jewish synagogue whose congregation was formally organized in 1908, although the first religious services where held on Yom Kippur in 1894. As Valdosta’s only Hebrew Congregation, Temple Israel provides Jewish families in South Georgia and North Florida with activities and worship services focusing on learning, spiritual growth and social interaction. In addition, Shabbat services are held every Friday night at 7:30 PM with Oneg immediately following the services.
Rabbi Moshe M. Elbaz, Ph.D., was born in 1946 in Rabbit, Morocco, and soon thereafter moved with his family to Jerusalem, Israel. In his high school years, he attended the Brandies Printing Institute and enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces. … Continue reading
Each Friday evening, Temple Israel welcomes the Sabbath with community-wide Judaic services conducted by Rabbi Moshe Elbaz beginning at 7:30pm. Services utilize the Siddur eit Ratzon, a modern siddur featuring a four-column layout of Hebrew text, transliteration, translation, and commentary. … Continue reading
The sale was first launched in 1998 with a sales goal of 1500 sandwiches. The response and support from the community was tremendous and the first year was an overwhelming success. Popularity of the sale quickly grew, and the Temple … Continue reading