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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

Resources in our Shul

  • Posted on April 7, 2018

I continue to be amazed at the variety of things we do with our resources! We are very fortunate to have group of volunteers always willing to pitch in and give 100+% in their efforts! I am very excited about the training Rabbi and I did with USCJ Sulam for Emerging Leaders- Very interesting ideas, Continue Reading »

Happy Purim!

  • Posted on March 7, 2018

I cannot wait to see the Purim Spiel tomorrow evening. A lot of work has gone into the planning the Purim evening. Great work by all in putting this evening together. From everything I have heard, this will be one to remember! Wonderful words this past Friday with Rabbi tying together the Purim story, weekly Continue Reading »

Keys to Success 2018

  • Posted on February 7, 2018

I recently read an article from my friend Marc Corsini which related to keys to success for 2018. Marc, from Macon is a very successful consultant now living in Birmingham who writes some excellent pieces which I find very inspiring for all facets of life and business. In this article he speaks of having an Continue Reading »

Great Things Going On

  • Posted on January 7, 2018

We have some pretty great things going on at our Shul. One of the more impressive things was Sunday School activity where the students all put together a “Chanukah Bible Rap” Shine Your Light! What a neat, fun experience for all the kids! Thanks to all who helped make this happen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCQKHBc_aYA Click on link Continue Reading »

Something Special Here in Macon

  • Posted on December 7, 2017

“You truly have something special here in Macon” This was a comment made recently by somebody attending a funeral for a family member in Macon. There are times we take for granted how special is our Shul. Whether it is coming together for a minyon to allow somebody to say Kaddish, or creative programming for Continue Reading »

“Who Are All These People?”

  • Posted on November 6, 2017

One would think with the holidays over with, things would slow down a little. It seems the month of October has flown by and there are a lot of good things still going on. That was the same as the first paragraph for my article for the Bulletin November 2002. The second paragraph of that Continue Reading »

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

  • Posted on October 6, 2017

As I write this article we are in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Thanks to Jeff Lehman and the Ritual Committee and all those involved for such a wonderful Rosh Hashanah service! There are many wonderful things about our little Shul! One of those we see during the holidays in our choir. Thanks to Continue Reading »

A Message from our President, Evan “Elmo” Koplin

  • Posted on September 1, 2017

As we start the month of Elul, we start the process of preparing for the High Holidays. Along with reflecting on the past year, for many of us this time of year coincides with many other functions at our Kehilla. One of the most important of these, educating our kids, gets started this time of Continue Reading »

A Message from our President, Evan “Elmo” Koplin

  • Posted on August 14, 2017

I hope this article finds everybody having a great summer. While on the outside there may not appear to be a lot going on, on the inside things are extremely busy. The Education Committee, Ritual Committee and Finance Committee have all be hard at work getting thing in order for this coming year. While many Continue Reading »

A Message From Our President, Elmo Koplin

  • Posted on July 10, 2017

Hope everybody is starting off with a great summer. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the congregation for the coming two years. I was speaking with somebody recently and told them I had previously served as president a couple of years ago. Did not realize it had been 15 years! Getting back involved, it is Continue Reading »

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