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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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    • Passover Preparations

      Hard to believe that March is winding down already. Passover is on its way. Do not let it sneak up on you in case you want to go to Atlanta or elsewhere for your Passover food. It can sell out fast! By the way, if you need a place to go for Passover Sedar, please Continue Reading »

    • With a Little Help from my Friends

      So, Purim…Mel Brooks fans — I hope you enjoyed the tidbits of silliness! Always great to see the kids, to hear the enthusiasm, some awesome costumes! Kudos to Dan Wengier and his dedicated kitchen crew: Shushan was well-fed 🙂 Also, hats off to the choir folks who miraculously pulled off the crazy shpiel! Passover (there…I Continue Reading »

    • Reflecting on February and Looking Forward to March

      It’s hard to believe it’s already March. February was a wonderful month celebrating triple Bat Mitzvahs with the Brown family, and March plans to be equally busy and happy. We are looking forward to celebrating with Ed and Diane Vogel to show our appreciation for their many years and dedication to our congregation. We will 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 April 2024 Web Bulletin can be found here.