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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

Welcome to Congregation Sha'arey Israel

We are an egalitarian synagogue dedicated to the celebration of Conservative Judaism and Jewish Life in Middle Georgia. CSI is a 100+ year-old community which has strengthened over the years because of our dynamic programs and worship services and because of the warm and dedicated families who call CSI home.  We are so glad that you are visiting our website and hope that you will come see us in Macon. After all, Congregation Sha’arey Israel is how you say Hamish in Southern!

We have in-person services as well as services conducted via Zoom. Please contact the CSI office for login information. 478-745-4571 or email


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    • Halfway through 2024

      2024 is almost half over with June already here! This past year, CSI tried something new! As co-presidents, we had a very successful year with excellent programming, a wonderful religious school, and meaningful services for Shabbat and the various holidays. We both are looking forward to an exciting year and welcome suggestions for programming, fundraising Continue Reading »

    • Making Each Day Count

      May is already here! The opening weekend features our scholar-in-residence, Janice Friebaum. Many thanks to Jami Gaudet, to Roz Simson, to our shul leaders who made this special weekend come together. If you’re in town I hope you make the most of these opportunities! Changing gears for a moment – whether it’s the ongoing misery Continue Reading »

    • May Promises To Be Busy!

      Everyone has heard the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers. It is true! Please take time to enjoy all the beautiful flowers and trees all over Macon and especially at our own CSI. It is hard to believe that a little more than ten years, ago we were getting ready to welcome back Continue Reading »

    Wall of Jerusalem

    Wall of Jerusalem funds help underwrite major cultural and educational events.  Donations are $200, $500 and $1000 depending on the size of the brick.  For donations to the Wall of Jerusalem please call Shelley Kruger.

    Noah’s Ark Wall

    Honor the children of CSI with a plaque acknowledging their important milestones and achievements up to age 18.  Minimum donation for a plaque is $36.00 and $250.00 for adopting an animal.  These donations make a great newborn baby gift, Bar/Bat mitzvah, graduation gifts or special recognition of a CSI member’s child.  Monies generated from the plaques on this wall go to the Dr. Pierce Annes Educational Resource Fund.    

    Web Bulletin

    The June/July 2024 Web Bulletin can be found here.