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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

A Message from our President

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 »

Resetting Our Priorities

  • Posted on August 4, 2020
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Hmmmmm. Where do we start. A lot has happened since my last article. On top of dealing with a major pandemic, we are seeing a major shift in issues which have needed attention for a long time. I am not sure I remember seeing a summer with so much tension and frustration on the part Continue Reading »

Securing our Future

  • Posted on May 10, 2020
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I hope everybody is doing well. A lot has happened since our last newsletter, and I want to bring everybody up to date  on one of the projects we were working on in late March. We were made aware in February of a Security Grant Program for Non-Profits available through Homeland Security. We worked with Continue Reading »

Wishing Everyone a Great Chanukah and a Great Start to 2020!

  • Posted on January 1, 2020
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I hope everybody had a great Chanukah! We were treated to a phenomenal Chanukah Family Night earlier this month. Thanks to all the volunteers who put together this fun evening for the everybody. It is pretty incredible what we are able to put together with dedicated volunteers.It was also pretty incredible hearing the Rabbi this Continue Reading »

Reflections on 5780

  • Posted on December 1, 2019
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I apologize for not getting an article into the bulletin last month. I would like to reflect on a couple things as we are well into 5780. To start off, Mazel Tov to the Bullington family on the Bar Mitzvah of Cameron and Porter! It has been a true pleasure watching these boys grow into Continue Reading »