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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

A Message from our President

Thoughts and Comments from Year 1

  • Posted on June 14, 2018

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 »

The End of the School Year and A Visit to Milledgeville

  • Posted on May 3, 2018

Recently a friend from a small South Georgia congregation shared a great article that talked about the differences you see growing up Jewish in a small town as opposed to a town the size of Atlanta. In smaller towns we all feel a responsibility to be involved. When you are in a congregation in a Continue Reading »

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! 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 »

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