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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: sect@csi.mgacoxmail.com

A Message from our President

June is Here!

  • Posted on June 8, 2022
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I cannot believe June is here and the first year of my term has just flown by! I find myself thinking back on this past year and wonder where the time has gone. I am happy to be able to say that despite Covid, our Congregation has not only survived, but we have also managed Continue Reading »

April Showers Bringing May Flowers

  • Posted on May 13, 2022
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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. Aren’t they just beautiful! The daffodils planted by the Ilans are just beginning to peek out and should be Continue Reading »

March is Winding Down

  • Posted on April 6, 2022
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As I write my article, March is winding down. Passover is almost here. Our little Kehilla was certainly very busy this past month here at CSI. I am sure all the “kids” big and small enjoyed the return of our Purim skit and the wonderful corn beef sandwiches and Beyond Meat burgers with all the Continue Reading »

February has come and gone!

  • Posted on March 2, 2022
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It hardly seems that February has come and gone! The weather was variable enough to make everyone sick with colds and runny noses. Thank you to all who have cooperated with wearing masks and social distancing so we could get back in person. Teamwork really makes our Kehilla strong and great. With improvements in Bibb Continue Reading »

A Not So Quiet Month For Activities

  • Posted on February 4, 2022
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January is supposed to be a quiet month for activities, but not at CSI! We have had a busy start. Rabbi Rubinstein, Sharona, and Zohar have all made our Shabbat services really wonderful with the added readings and illustrations they have shared. We all experienced meaningful shares with Sharona about her mother’s memory and also Continue Reading »

Remembering Faye Paller

  • Posted on January 5, 2022
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I hope everyone had a good winter break. We were sorry to hear of the passing of Sharona’s mother, Faye Paller. May her memory continue to be for a blessing. Thank you to all who came in person or on zoom to help make a minyan for Shiva. Rabbi Rubinstein is back and due to Continue Reading »

Reflecting on Thanksgiving and looking forward to a prosperous 2022!

  • Posted on December 4, 2021
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I hope everyone had a good holiday of Thanksgiving this past month. I know that the time away from Macon gave me a chance to take the time to think of all the things I was thankful for. I am thankful for my family, friends, my family’s health, and all that I have and am Continue Reading »

The High Holidays Are Behind Us

  • Posted on November 3, 2021
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The High Holidays are behind us as well as Sukkot and Simchat Torah. I want to offer a big thank you to the Rabbi, Sharona, Zohar and all of the volunteers who helped make our holidays happen. All of you helped make our Zoom services warm, inclusive, and almost as good as if we were Continue Reading »

The High Holidays Are Behind Us

  • Posted on October 5, 2021
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The High Holidays are behind us as well as Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Sadly, we were unable to share some of these services in person, but thanks to some creativity on the part of the Rabbi, we were able to have a courtyard Simchat Torah with a decent turnout. Hopefully next year, the calendar and Continue Reading »

The High Holidays Are Coming!

  • Posted on September 1, 2021
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The High Holidays are coming! Some of us say they have snuck up on us. I guess if we were really truthful, we would say we just were not paying attention and the time has gotten away from us. I know how much we were all looking forward to in person services for the High Continue Reading »