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

Happy Purim!

I cannot wait to see the Purim Spiel tomorrow evening. A lot of work has gone into the planning the Purim evening. Great work by all in putting this evening together. From everything I have heard, this will be one to remember!

Wonderful words this past Friday with Rabbi tying together the Purim story, weekly Parsha, and the work Daybreak does with the homeless in our community. Unseen heroes! Just as Esther was an unseen hero until the time arose for her to step up, rabbi challenged us to think of who the unseen heroes are in our current times? It’s tough to do justice to his ex-act words. I wish I had a recorder! Who knows, maybe we will get to streaming services at some point.

Much thanks to Ian Altman for volunteering to perform in concert for our annual fundraiser. Also, thanks to Anne and Theresa for handling all the details involved in putting this event together.

I am still amazed at all the varied programming which is put together for all our kids. I know we did not grow up with such great programs. Thanks to Jen and her committee for all their tireless work in providing these phenomenal experiences for our kids.

Recently after a Board of Governors meeting, the Board members had a discussion about what they see are priorities for the continued longevity of our Shul. This was a very good discussion which brought to light some thoughts and ideas which some of us have not thought of. While we have a lot of great things going on, we will continue to strive to improve to insure long term continuity of our Kehilla.

As we get to the end of March, it will be time for Seder. What are your favorite traditions and memories of Seder? Send them in and we will try and put some in April Bulletin!