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.