August 29, 2016   25 Av 5776

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Welcome to

Hebrew Union Congregation

504 Main Street

 Greenville, Mississippi 38701



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Brief History  

In 1870, the year of incorporation of Greenville, Mississippi as a town of 890 population, there already 25 to 30 Jewish families here. This group organized a congregation and secured the services of Rabbi Charles Rawitzer of Memphis, Tennessee. In 1873, he confirmed five pupils and served the group until 1879. On December 13, 1880 the group was granted a charter incorpoating the congregation as Hebrew Union. In 1881, the first temple was built and Rabbi Joseph Bogen became the first Rabbi at H.U.C. Rabbi Bogen served until 1902, and was succeeded by Rabbi Abram Brill, and through his efforts that funds were raised for the building of a new temple, our present one , which was completed at a cost of $30,000, and dedicated in October, 1906. Since Rabbi Brill, there have been 14 Rabbis that have served the congregation , the longest tenure being Samuel A. Rabinowitz for 27 years. In 1962 H.U.C. was the largest Jewish congregation in the state of Mississippi with almost 200 families. Today the Temple is home to about 50 Jewish families in the area.

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Hebrew Union Temple built in 1906  



    Rabbi Debra Kassoff

    Rabbi Emeritus - Stanley T. Relken


    President - Richard Dattel

    Vice President - Benjy Nelken

    Secretary/Treasurer - Robert Stein

  * Office Secretary - Anne Walker


"Century of History" Museum  


Located in the Library inside Hebrew Union Temple


An exhibit illustrating

the early history

of the Delta Jews


For Additional Pictures, please click  Temple Museum



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Rabbinic Visits  


Friday Night Services With Rabbi Debra Kassoff



Friday Night Services Schedule


Services Start at 6:30 P.M.

Dinner Immediately Following Service

RSVP 662-332-4153

All Are Welcome




2016  - 2017 Schedule

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The beach in Haifa



 Rabbi Kassoff’s schedule


Greenville Visits 2016-2017



July 8-9

Aug 12-13

Aug 26-27

Sep 9-10

Sept 23-24

Oct 2-3 (Rosh Hashanah)

Oct 9 (Cemetery Svc & Annual Meeting)

Oct 11-12 (Yom Kippur)

October 21 (Sukkot)

Nov 4-5 (Simchat Torah)

Nov 18-20 (Delta Jewish Open)

Dec 2-3

Dec 16-18 (Hanukkah Luncheon)



Jan 6-7


Jan 20-21

Feb 3-4 (Tu Bishevat


Feb 24-25

March 2 (Deli Luncheon)

March 10-12 (Purim Luncheon)

March 24-25

April 7-8

April 14 (Passover Seder)

April 21-22

May 5

May 19-21 (Congregational Picnic)




 **Call temple office for times on “Special Services”






Deli Luncheon Thursday, March 3, 2016  



Tickets are on sale now.

Call 662.332.4153 for more information.

Delta Jewish Golf Open  




   Enjoying the fun at the Delta Jewish Open Golf Dinner!




Elvis(Sam Silverblatt) and Hippie Mark Kaplan at the Delta Jewish Golf Open Dinner


  Alan Silverblatt and Rabbi Kassoff to kick off the dinner.

Certainly enough dessert!