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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

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 »

From the President, November 2018

  • Posted on November 1, 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 »

Strength in our Kehilla

  • Posted on September 2, 2018

As I type this we have just come off a couple of jam-packed days which show the health and strength of our Kehilla. Last Wednesday night in addition to hearing our beautiful choir practicing, we had volunteers downstairs doing final cleanup in preparation for the start of Sunday School. Thursday stickers were being put on Continue Reading »

Upcoming Holidays

  • Posted on August 10, 2018

With the holidays coming early this year, planning for the holidays starts a little early. You will see lots of information related to the holidays in this issue of bulletin. Erev Rosh Hashanah is in early September, so we felt it was best to get most of our informa-tion about the holidays in this bulletin. Continue Reading »

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 »

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