September 01, 2015   17 Elul 5775

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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.

More about our history can be found under the following link -

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

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All Are Welcome




2014  - 2015 Schedule

Spring in Israel




 Rabbi Kassoff’s schedule 2014 - 2015


 August 1 - 2

 August 22 - 23

 September 5 - 6

 September 19 - 20

 September 24 - 25 ( Rosh Hashanah)

 October 3 - 4 ( Yom Kippur)

 October 17 - 18 ( Delta Jewish Open   and


 November 7 - 8

 November 21 - 22

 December 5 - 6

 December 19 - 21 (Hanukkah 




 January 2 -4

 January  16-17

 January 30-31

 February 6-7

 February 26 (Deli Luncheon)

 March 6-8

 March 15 (Sunday Purim Celebration)

 March 20-21 

 April 3-4 (Seder)

 April 17-18

 May 1-2

 May 22-23 (Shavuot, Congregational


 June 5-7

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






Delta Jewish Golf Open  


                  Corky Goodman, the Queen of the Hot Tamale Festival Weekend                     



Conversation before Dinner

The start of the Golf







New Czech Torah Exhibit  






Deli Luncheon  


Golf Open    

 Deli Luncheon




Orlansky Dedication



 Deli Luncheon


 Golf Open

Friday Night




Deli Luncheon

Golf Open


Deli Luncheon





A Living Museum

The "Century of History" Museum is a history museum.  Though not a history museum in the traditional sense.  It takes as its point of departure a historical narrative.  It is perhaps most accurately called a narrative, because its display is organized along a story line.

The story is told in the Museum describes the roles of actors who were involved in the creating and organizing of a band of Jewish immigrants, that settled in a small southern town, into a viable and creative force in the forging and development of their congregation and community.

For a link to the museum site go to  

Henry S. Jacobs Camp  


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