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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
Email: sect@csi.mgacoxmail.com

A Message from our President

Wishing Everyone a Great Chanukah and a Great Start to 2020!

  • Posted on January 1, 2020

I hope everybody had a great Chanukah! We were treated to a phenomenal Chanukah Family Night earlier this month. Thanks to all the volunteers who put together this fun evening for the everybody. It is pretty incredible what we are able to put together with dedicated volunteers.It was also pretty incredible hearing the Rabbi this Continue Reading »

Reflections on 5780

  • Posted on December 1, 2019

I apologize for not getting an article into the bulletin last month. I would like to reflect on a couple things as we are well into 5780. To start off, Mazel Tov to the Bullington family on the Bar Mitzvah of Cameron and Porter! It has been a true pleasure watching these boys grow into Continue Reading »

Celebrating 100 years

  • Posted on October 7, 2019

One hundred years ago our Congregation purchased the property on the corner of Plum and First Street for $7,000 for the purpose of building a synagogue. Beginning with a fund of $6,000, the forty members of the congregation raised $23,000 among themselves to begin construction. That is worth over $380,000 in today’s dollars. We owe Continue Reading »

Harnessing Positive Energy

  • Posted on September 10, 2019

How do we harness positive energy? That was the question the Rabbi and I discussed after our Adult Ed Meeting during the month of August. There were so many great ideas which came up. We see similar positive energy with our Board of Education meetings. Great ideas that will provide our kids outstanding educational experiences. Continue Reading »

Congratulations and Looking Ahead

  • Posted on June 9, 2019

As I write this article, the month of May is winding down. School year is ending, graduation occurs for many families, vacation plans being made, planning for upcoming year at the Shul are just some of the many events which are occurring. I have said it before. The kids in our religious school have great Continue Reading »

Happy Summer!

  • Posted on May 11, 2019

As we roll into May we start to wind down the school year and our Fiscal Year. Time to start planning for the next year! As we start this process, we look at the various functions and aspects of running our Kehilla. While funding for our operations and staff are important, in a Shul our Continue Reading »

Reflecting on Purim, and Preparing for Pesach

  • Posted on April 7, 2019

Wow!!! What can you say? I think we saw a Purim event which tops all that we have ever seen! The amount of work of all the volunteers to make such an event happen is something we should all be proud of. There are so many that if I tried to thank everybody individually, it Continue Reading »

March Happenings

  • Posted on March 5, 2019

As most of you are aware, we have postponed Ian Altman’s Fund Raiser Concert. We will keep you posted when we have a reschedule date. Many thanks to Anne Bayme and everyone on her committee who helped with a great Super Bowl Party. A special thanks to all our sponsors for supporting our synagogue. Also, Continue Reading »

Message from the President February 2019

  • Posted on February 14, 2019

I hope everybody has had a great start to 2019. Mazel Tov to Addie Denisar on her Bat Mitzvah!! Everyone is talking about what an outstanding job you did. Our entire Kehilla looks forward to seeing you continue to soar and grow into the special person you are! We recently formed the CSI E-Communications/IT Committee Continue Reading »

Message from the President December 2018

  • Posted on December 6, 2018

I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and is now having a Happy Chanukah. We started off the month with the kids in Sunday School actually doing what is says in the song, “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of Clay….”. They went to the 567 Center and worked with potters to make individual Continue Reading »

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