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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

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 »

Summer has just flown by!

  • Posted on August 4, 2021
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Summer has just flown by! After a very challenging year and a half since the pandemic first reared its ugly head, we at CSI are doing our best to bring things back to a semblance of normal. Our children are heading back to school in their secular life, and we are busy making plans for Continue Reading »

Looking Back Since 2017

  • Posted on June 4, 2021
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In writing my final article as Shul President, I looked back at my first bulletin article from2017 and thought about all the changes we have seen in the last 4 years. If back in 2017 I would have predicted that we would have as we saw this past Friday night participants in services from Mexico, Continue Reading »

Wishing Everyone a Great Pesach!

  • Posted on April 4, 2021
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I hope everyone is having a great Pesach! I truly look forward to having Seder next year in person with family and friends. Speaking of being back together, as we are all aware, with the roll out of  vaccines, we are getting closer to being able to have services together in person. We are working Continue Reading »

Reflecting on a Challenging Year

  • Posted on January 7, 2021
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As we start January, we reflect back on what was a very challenging year. I received a card from a close friend that he sends out annually about all that has happened with this past year. One of the things my friend touched on was as difficult a year as it has been, there are Continue Reading »

Preparing for the High Holidays Online

  • Posted on September 7, 2020
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It is kind of hard to believe we are at the end of August. As we move into September, we have the High Holidays coming. Yeah, I agree it is too hot to think of the High Holidays. Looks like it will cool down a little over the next couple of weeks. Rabbi and his Continue Reading »