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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

April 2017 Board of Education Update

March has blown in “like a lion,” and has been really busy for our Sunday School.  We began the month with Rockin’ Shabbat on the 3rd.  Students made masks for Purim, and Rabbi Aaron and Sharona led them in a service.  Thanks to our older students for coming and helping.  Also thanks to the Piassicks for overseeing the evening, and for a delicious Shabbat dinner.

On March 4th our students began their Passover candy phonathon.  Thank you to all of our congregants that received the students’ calls, and supported them by ordering Passover candy.  This activity is a small fundraiser for our religious school, but more importantly, it is a service to our Jewish community, and outreach from our students to our congregation.  We appreciate everyone that participated!  It was a wonderful success.  Thank you, Pam Hill, for organizing it all!

Our students participated in the mitzvah of Shalach Manot.  Items were collected for The Ronald McDonald House.  We applaud our families and their students, and our teachers, as they brought in everything from trash bags to coffee to snacks to paper towels.  Thanks to the Cornelius and Bernstein families for delivering the items.

We had several different Purim celebrations for our students.  On the 12th, the Teen Class and the Third-Fifth grade class paid Marty and Elmo Koplin a visit, and baked hamantaschen.  Yum!  Thank you Marty and Elmo and Jessica!  That same morning the Seedling/Tot Class and the Kindergarten – Second Grade Class attended a Purim Carnival in the CSI Social Hall.   Thank you to Jenna Denisar, Blair Kruger, and Anne Bayme for organizing and setting up.  Also, thanks to everyone who helped staff the activities during the carnival.  It should be noted that prior to the activities on this day, Jack Finkelstein and Isaac Crabtree helped clean out and organize all the Purim materials that live under the stage.  We appreciate their help with that huge job!

We want to give a shout out to all of our students who did such a fabulous job during the CSI Purim Schpiel at the CSI Purim Family Night.  We are so proud of them!  Thank you to the parents who made sure our students got to where they needed to be to practice, as well as to participate.

Hoping everyone has had a wonderful Spring Break, and looking forward to Passover around the corner.  Our next scheduled Sunday School mornng is April 9th, and we will be celebrating with Bible Rap!  You don’t want to miss it!