Today is May 22, 2024 -

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

First of the High Holidays are behind us

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 have been blessed to be able to return to some creativity on the part of the Rabbi and the courtyard modern day actualization of the poem we will once again share this Yom Kippur. I want to offer a big thank you to Rabbi Rubinstein, Sharona, and Zohar, who helped make our holidays happen both in person and by zoom. I also want to thank all of our volunteer davenors who helped with our services. Yasha koah to all of you!

Weather permitting, we hope to be able to have a return to one of our great Sukkot traditions… the Sukkah hops! We will start Erev Sukkot (October 9 th) for Dinner in the Sukkah at CSI. We will venture to Warner Robins and to Milledgeville as well as at the Rabbi’s backyard to help pass the week with good food and friends to make the holiday complete! Then we have Simchat Torah and the dancing with the torahs. We are not planning a family night in order to make it early enough for families to get kids home and ready for school the next day. We are also anticipating the return of in person religious and Hebrew school. October is working out to be a very activity packed and busy month.

I am always looking for volunteers to help with meals and other projects at shul. Please don’t be bashful, everyone is welcome, and any assistance is appreciated.

Here is wishing all of you an easy fast and hope to see all of you in shul or on zoom for the upcoming holidays and every weekly Shabbat.