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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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Latest News

  • Summer BOE Report

    “So often you find that the students you are trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you!” (Sean Junkins). The close of our religious school year gives us a chance to pause and reflect back over all the fun and learning we have had with our wonderful students. The remarks the teachers Continue Reading »

  • Thoughts and Comments from Year 1

    Hope everybody is having a great start to the summer. As I wind down my first year serving as President I wanted to reflect on some experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Biggest Surprise- If you are not involved in many of the day to day operations, you miss the fact that we have a very strong Continue Reading »

  • Our Words, Our Deeds, Our Name

    A memory implanted in my mind from my early teen years as a Yeshiva Boy — before we went home for summer break (it was called ‘bein haz’manim ,םינמזה ןי draeh ew ,)smret neewteb ,yllaretilב some stern talk about the way we were expected to comport ourselves during vacation. Hey, I didn’t say we absolutely 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 June/ July 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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