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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

Celebrating 100 years

  • Posted on October 7, 2019
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One hundred years ago our Congregation purchased the property on the corner of Plum and First Street for $7,000 for the purpose of building a synagogue. Beginning with a fund of $6,000, the forty members of the congregation raised $23,000 among themselves to begin construction. That is worth over $380,000 in today’s dollars. We owe Continue Reading »

Harnessing Positive Energy

  • Posted on September 10, 2019
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How do we harness positive energy? That was the question the Rabbi and I discussed after our Adult Ed Meeting during the month of August. There were so many great ideas which came up. We see similar positive energy with our Board of Education meetings. Great ideas that will provide our kids outstanding educational experiences. Continue Reading »

Congratulations and Looking Ahead

  • Posted on June 9, 2019
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As I write this article, the month of May is winding down. School year is ending, graduation occurs for many families, vacation plans being made, planning for upcoming year at the Shul are just some of the many events which are occurring. I have said it before. The kids in our religious school have great Continue Reading »

Happy Summer!

  • Posted on May 11, 2019
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As we roll into May we start to wind down the school year and our Fiscal Year. Time to start planning for the next year! As we start this process, we look at the various functions and aspects of running our Kehilla. While funding for our operations and staff are important, in a Shul our Continue Reading »

Reflecting on Purim, and Preparing for Pesach

  • Posted on April 7, 2019
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Wow!!! What can you say? I think we saw a Purim event which tops all that we have ever seen! The amount of work of all the volunteers to make such an event happen is something we should all be proud of. There are so many that if I tried to thank everybody individually, it Continue Reading »

March Happenings

  • Posted on March 5, 2019
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As most of you are aware, we have postponed Ian Altman’s Fund Raiser Concert. We will keep you posted when we have a reschedule date. Many thanks to Anne Bayme and everyone on her committee who helped with a great Super Bowl Party. A special thanks to all our sponsors for supporting our synagogue. Also, Continue Reading »

Message from the President February 2019

  • Posted on February 14, 2019
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I hope everybody has had a great start to 2019. Mazel Tov to Addie Denisar on her Bat Mitzvah!! Everyone is talking about what an outstanding job you did. Our entire Kehilla looks forward to seeing you continue to soar and grow into the special person you are! We recently formed the CSI E-Communications/IT Committee Continue Reading »

Message from the President December 2018

  • Posted on December 6, 2018
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I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and is now having a Happy Chanukah. We started off the month with the kids in Sunday School actually doing what is says in the song, “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of Clay….”. They went to the 567 Center and worked with potters to make individual Continue Reading »

From the President, November 2018

  • Posted on November 1, 2018
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How do you even start to write an article with the horrific tragedy we saw unfold this past Shabbat in Pittsburgh? A city known for its diversity and tolerance where no one would have thought such an event could happen at a Shul. Much has been written in the past couple of days about this Continue Reading »

Strength in our Kehilla

  • Posted on September 2, 2018
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As I type this we have just come off a couple of jam-packed days which show the health and strength of our Kehilla. Last Wednesday night in addition to hearing our beautiful choir practicing, we had volunteers downstairs doing final cleanup in preparation for the start of Sunday School. Thursday stickers were being put on Continue Reading »