Congregation Sha’arey Israel is located in the “Heart of Georgia”, in the historic city of Macon! Macon which is located in Macon-Bibb County, is close to the center of the state of Georgia and is approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta. Historically, the city thrived due to its location on the Ocmulgee River. The city has several institutions of higher learning and an airport. Robins Air Force Base, is just south of Macon, next to the city of Warner Robins. Macon is the birthplace or hometown of many musicians including The Allman Brothers Band, Otis Redding and Little Richard. The Macon Symphony Orchestra performs at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon. There are many delicious eateries in the downtown area and throughout the city. The International Cherry Blossom Festival is a 10 day celebration held every mid-March in Macon. Other festivals held throughout the year include among others, the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration in September and the Macon Film Festival in February. Local sites of interest include Terminal Station, Ocmulgee National Monument, Cannonball House, Rose Hill Cemetery, Luther Williams Field, Tubman Museum, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Hay House, Macon Coliseum, Macon Theatre, Macon Little Theatre, Amerson River Park and many more! Macon has that wonderful “down home southern feeling” retaining a smaller city charm while still being progressive and growing too! Fun Fact: Macon has been a prior recipient of Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America and stays consistently rated!