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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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  • This Moment in Time

    As I write these words, members of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue are burying their dead. A couple days earlier, two African-Americans shopping at a Kroger in Louisville, Kentucky were murdered by a man who was frustrated because he was unable to enter a Black church and kill worshippers inside. This week was also about Continue Reading »

  • From the President, November 2018

    How do you even start to write an article with the horrific tragedy we saw unfold this past Shabbat in Pittsburgh? A city known for its diversity and tolerance where no one would have thought such an event could happen at a Shul. Much has been written in the past couple of days about this Continue Reading »

  • Board of Education Report October 2018

    Sunday and Hebrew School are off to a great start with many activities celebrating the many holidays on our calendar. First and foremost, thank you so much to Louis and Emily Piassick for putting together the two youth/family services on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Our kids had a wonderful time participating in the services 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 November 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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