Today is January 18, 2021 -

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

Reflecting on a Challenging Year

  • Posted on January 7, 2021
  • Comments Off on Reflecting on a Challenging Year

As we start January, we reflect back on what was a very challenging year. I received a card from a close friend that he sends out annually about all that has happened with this past year. One of the things my friend touched on was as difficult a year as it has been, there are Continue Reading »

Preparing for the High Holidays Online

  • Posted on September 7, 2020
  • Comments Off on Preparing for the High Holidays Online

It is kind of hard to believe we are at the end of August. As we move into September, we have the High Holidays coming. Yeah, I agree it is too hot to think of the High Holidays. Looks like it will cool down a little over the next couple of weeks. Rabbi and his Continue Reading »

Resetting Our Priorities

  • Posted on August 4, 2020
  • Comments Off on Resetting Our Priorities

Hmmmmm. Where do we start. A lot has happened since my last article. On top of dealing with a major pandemic, we are seeing a major shift in issues which have needed attention for a long time. I am not sure I remember seeing a summer with so much tension and frustration on the part Continue Reading »

Securing our Future

  • Posted on May 10, 2020
  • Comments Off on Securing our Future

I hope everybody is doing well. A lot has happened since our last newsletter, and I want to bring everybody up to date  on one of the projects we were working on in late March. We were made aware in February of a Security Grant Program for Non-Profits available through Homeland Security. We worked with Continue Reading »

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

  • Posted on January 1, 2020
  • Comments Off on Wishing Everyone a Great Chanukah and a Great Start to 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
  • Comments Off on Reflections on 5780

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
  • Comments Off on Celebrating 100 years

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
  • Comments Off on Harnessing Positive Energy

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
  • Comments Off on Congratulations and Looking Ahead

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
  • Comments Off on Happy Summer!

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 »

jQuery(document).ready(function() { jQuery("#calendar").fullCalendar({ header: { left: "prev,next today", center: "title", right: "month,agendaWeek,agendaDay" }, editable: false, fixedWeekCount: false, timezone: false, events: { url: "https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?cfg=fc&v=1&i=off&maj=on&min=on&nx=on&mf=on&ss=on&mod=on&lg=s&s=on&c=ongeonameid=3448439", cache: true } }); jQuery("body").keydown(function(e) { if (e.keyCode == 37) { jQuery('#calendar').fullCalendar('prev'); } else if (e.keyCode == 39) { jQuery('#calendar').fullCalendar('next'); } }); });