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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

2023 Off To A Great Start!

  • Posted on February 4, 2023
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Well, the year 2023 is off to a busy start. Last month, we were able to celebrate Micah’s Bar Mitzvah with the entire Cornelius family and friends. Micah did a wonderful job! February will be another busy month with this weekend coming up and the Religious School learning about Tu B’Shevat. Take the time to Continue Reading »

January’s Busy Plans

  • Posted on January 4, 2023
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I hope everyone had a good winter break. Services were well attended in person and on zoom while the Rabbi and Sharona were gone for a much-needed vacation. Thank you to all who made the services possible – Jeff Lehman, Zohar Rubinstein, and Micah Cornelius – as well as all the participants. January plans to Continue Reading »

Looking Forward to Hannukah and the New Year

  • Posted on December 5, 2022
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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 and friends and all that I have and am able to Continue Reading »

High Holidays, Condolences, and the Resumption of Religious School

  • Posted on November 5, 2022
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The High Holidays are behind us as well as Sukkot and Simchat Torah. We also were able to celebrate a wonderful simcha with the Hutten family at Lilah’s Bat Mitzvah. It truly was an enchanted evening. I want to offer a big thank you to the Rabbi, Sharona, Zohar, and all of the volunteers who Continue Reading »

First of the High Holidays are behind us

  • Posted on October 10, 2022
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The First of the High Holidays are behind us as we look toward to the solemnity of Yom Kippur and the fun, great food, companionship, and comradery that Sukkot and Simchat Torah bring. We have been very fortunate this year that we are able to be together to have these services in person. Additionally, we Continue Reading »

The High Holidays Are Coming!

  • Posted on September 6, 2022
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It seems that summer was just starting and now the High Holidays are coming! All of this in a blink of the eye! We are all looking forward to in-person services for the High Holidays, but zoom will also be available for those not able to attend in person for whatever reason. I just am Continue Reading »

Finishing the Summer

  • Posted on August 5, 2022
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Seems like yesterday we were finishing religious school for the year and summer was something to look forward too! Now school is starting soon, and we are preparing for another great school year at CSI. It has been challenging these past two years since the pandemic began, we worked hard last year to bring things Continue Reading »

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 »