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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

December 2017

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and ready to begin the wrap up of 2017! Just thinking that this is a time of reflection, and so thankful for all of you who support our religious school. Here’s to you all who teach, carpool, plan, organize, buy books and Passover candy, attend and help! You are very much appreciated!

Looking back over November, we had Rockin’ Shabbat on the 10th with a joint Shabbat Dinner with the congregation. Thank you to everyone who helped organize the Rockin’ Shabbat service, and the dinner. November 5th – 12th was our CSI Jewish Book Fair. We hosted Galia Sabbag once again. Galia is a Hebrew teacher at the Davis Academy in Atlanta. She brought the books in her Shira Series about a little girl and some of the Jewish holidays. Each of her stories portrays true stories of her interactions with her students and their families. Our students brought blankets and pillows on which to get cozy and comfortable inside our “table made” tents. Stu-dents were divided into small groups and in the tents our older students read the Shira stories to our younger students. The stories were followed up with Galia’s activities that went with each book, as well as a snack that went with each book. Towards the end of the morning groups shared their Shira story with everyone.

Galia was happy to sign books purchased, and our students had the chance to shop our Book Fair. During shopping students were challenged with two scavenger hunts – finding books that matched the hints on the scavenger hunt lists. Everyone had a great time! Thank you to everyone who helped with the book fair, and especially to our older students for their help in making the morning such a success and so much fun!

Looking ahead, our school will meet December 3, 10, and 17, the usual 9:30-12:30 (with afternoon Hebrew 12:30-2:15). We look for-ward to hosting Matt Bar and Bible Raps again on December 3rd! Chanukah will be the theme this time. Hope everyone will plan to be there on that Sunday! Mark your calendars for Rockin’ Shabbat on December 8that 5:30 p.m. Remember, Rockin’ Shabbat has been reinvented to engage younger and older students!

Come be a part!