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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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    • What’s Happening in Shul These Days?

      Well, this past Shabbat evening featured a tasty dinner! Shlepping down from Americus — Laurel and two wonderful students. We ushered out Shabbat with a havdallah and a thought-provoking film, Golda. Those events unfolded for me as a yeshiva lad in 9th grade. Seen through a post-October 7 lens, those events are so hauntingly relevant Continue Reading »

    • January and February – The Not So Quiet Months

      January is supposed to be a quiet month for activities, but not at CSI! We have had a busy start to 2024. This past weekend was wonderful with a great Friday night service followed by a Shabbat dinner. Both were well attended, as was the service on Saturday morning and our Havdalah and a movie Continue Reading »

    • Coming Back From Winter Break

      We hope everyone had a good winter break and enjoyed time off with their families. We want to wish a continued recovery to Rabbi Rubinstein who was under the weather this past week. Glad you are on the mend and hopefully feeling well soon. We also suffered a very sad loss to our Congregation with 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 January 2024 Web Bulletin can be found here.

    Super Bowl Fundraiser