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Congregation Sha'arey Israel

A Conservative Jewish Congregation serving the spiritual needs of the Middle Georgia Jewish community since 1904

611 First Street, Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 745-4571

Welcome to Congregation Sha'arey Israel

We are an egalitarian synagogue dedicated to the celebration of Conservative Judaism and Jewish Life in Middle Georgia. CSI is a 100+ year-old community which has strengthened over the years because of our dynamic programs and worship services and because of the warm and dedicated families who call CSI home.  We are so glad that you are visiting our website and hope that you will come see us in Macon. After all, Congregation Sha’arey Israel is how you say Hamish in Southern!


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  • Upcoming Holidays

    With the holidays coming early this year, planning for the holidays starts a little early. You will see lots of information related to the holidays in this issue of bulletin. Erev Rosh Hashanah is in early September, so we felt it was best to get most of our informa-tion about the holidays in this bulletin. Continue Reading »

  • Shul as a Comfort and as a Refuge

    I write these words as we bid farewell to Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of Consolation. This special name derives from Today’s Haftarah, which opens with Isaiah preaching: ‘Be comforted, my people!’ says your God.The calamities of the 9th of Av are followed by seven shabbatot, whose prophetic readings are all about consola-tion and healing. This Continue Reading »

  • BOE Report Aug 2018

    We are very excited about the upcoming CSI Religious School year! The CSI Board of Education has met several times this summer to organ-ize and plan. Our wonderful teachers are onboard, and we want to express our appreciation to them for their dedication to the Jewish edu-cation of our children. We were very well represented Continue Reading »

Wall of Jerusalem

Wall of Jerusalem funds help underwrite major cultural and educational events.  Donations are $200, $500 and $1000 depending on the size of the brick.  For donations to the Wall of Jerusalem please call Shelley Kruger.

Noah’s Ark Wall

Honor the children of CSI with a plaque acknowledging their important milestones and achievements up to age 18.  Minimum donation for a plaque is $36.00 and $250.00 for adopting an animal.  These donations make a great newborn baby gift, Bar/Bat mitzvah, graduation gifts or special recognition of a CSI member’s child.  Monies generated from the plaques on this wall go to the Dr. Pierce Annes Educational Resource Fund.    

General Announcement

Web Bulletin

The August 2018 Web Bulletin can be found here.

Milledgeville Shabbat May 18

Friday evening’s (May 18) Shabbat service will be at the home of Gail & Jack Krapf, starting at 6:15 p.m. The address is 236 Old Plantation Trail, Milledgeville, GA. There will be no services at CSI that evening.

If you want to be part of the caravan to Milledgeville, meet in the CSI parking lot at 5 p.m. The caravan will leave at 5:15 sharp.

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