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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
Email: secretary@csimacon.org

A Message from our President

January and February – The Not So Quiet Months

  • Posted on February 5, 2024
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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

  • Posted on January 4, 2024
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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 »

Reflecting on Thanksgiving

  • Posted on December 5, 2023
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We hope everyone had a good holiday of Thanksgiving this past month. This holiday gives everyone the chance to take the time and think of all the things that they are thankful for. Both of us are thankful for our family and friends, and all of our Congregation here at CSI. We are very fortunate Continue Reading »

The First of the High Holidays Are Behind Us

  • Posted on October 2, 2023
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The First of the High Holidays are behind us as we look toward the fun, great food, companionship, and comradery that Sukkot and Simchat Torah bring with all the Sukkah Hops this week and Simchat Torah Family night. We have been blessed to continue to share the creativity on the part of the Rabbi and Continue Reading »

The High Holidays Are Coming!

  • Posted on September 8, 2023
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The High Holidays are coming! Some of us say they have snuck up on us. If we were really truthful, we would say we just were not paying attention and time has gotten away from us. Sunday School and Hebrew School will be back in full swing beginning on the 10th ! We want to Continue Reading »

A Message From the Co-Presidents

  • Posted on August 4, 2023
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Summer has just flown by! It hardly seems that school has been out almost two months and our vacation is almost over. Sunday School and Hebrew will be starting back soon and our great BOE has been busy planning for a fabulous year. The High Holidays are just around the corner, and we wanted to Continue Reading »

June and the Second Year of my Term

  • Posted on June 4, 2023
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I cannot believe June is here, and the second year of my term has just flown by! I find myself thinking back about this past year and wondering where the time has gone. This coming year, CSI is trying something new! We are going to have co-presidents. I will be serving with Jan Lewis, and Continue Reading »

April Showers Bring May Flowers

  • Posted on May 4, 2023
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I guess the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers is true. I hope we all take time to enjoy all the beautiful flowers and trees all over Macon and especially at our own CSI. A special thank you to Laura and David Ilan for the beautiful daffodil bed gracing our corner of First Continue Reading »

March Winding Down

  • Posted on April 4, 2023
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As I write my article, March is winding down. Thank you to all who helped make minyan for saying Kaddish at the Shiva minyans for Anne Bayme. We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and memories are with the entire Bayme, Brown, and Burke families and extended relatives. Passover is on the horizon. I hope Continue Reading »

Purim is just around the corner

  • Posted on March 3, 2023
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Purim is just around the corner and do we have a special program and meal planned for you! Our Purim family night will start off with dinner celebrating various counties of POLKA dancing and music cuisine. Our fun will not end there since the Purim Sphiel is sure to entertain and have everyone laughing as Continue Reading »