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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

Halfway through 2024

  • Posted on June 4, 2024
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2024 is almost half over with June already here! This past year, CSI tried something new! As co-presidents, we had a very successful year with excellent programming, a wonderful religious school, and meaningful services for Shabbat and the various holidays. We both are looking forward to an exciting year and welcome suggestions for programming, fundraising Continue Reading »

May Promises To Be Busy!

  • Posted on May 3, 2024
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Everyone has heard the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers. It is true! Please take time to enjoy all the beautiful flowers and trees all over Macon and especially at our own CSI. It is hard to believe that a little more than ten years, ago we were getting ready to welcome back Continue Reading »

Passover Preparations

  • Posted on April 5, 2024
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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 »

Reflecting on February and Looking Forward to March

  • Posted on March 7, 2024
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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 »

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 »