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

High Holidays, Condolences, and the Resumption of Religious School

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 helped make our holidays happen. I especially want to thank everyone who helped get all our meals put together so that the holidays began to approach normal for everyone at CSI. Jeff, Theresa, Ellen, Fran, Valerie, Twanna, Sharona, Deborah, Brian, and Elmo. All of you helped make our in-person and Zoom services warm, inclusive, and almost as good as for those congregants and friends who Zoomed to feel as if they were all together with the rest of us and in person. Yasha koah to all of you!

Jeff and I want to offer condolences to the Ziesenhene Family on the passing of Debbie’s beloved mother, Lenore Polk. Lenore was a former congregant along with her husband Ira of blessed memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and Greg and the entire family. May her memory continue to be for a blessing.

I also want to congratulate the BOE on resuming Sunday and Religious school. I have been hearing great things and am so happy we are in person again as it is great for students and teachers alike.

Thank you for all you do! Speaking of volunteers…, we need you! Please call, email, or text me about availability to help with a possible Chanukah Family night. If I do not get some committed help, it may not be possible as those latkes do not make themselves. I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.

Remember, our National holiday of Thanksgiving is this month. Please take the time and think of all the things we are thankful for. Ask yourself if you can do something to make this holiday special for some less fortunate than us. It is a busy time for the food bank. Please try to be cognizant of the fact that there are many people in our community who do not have the resources to have a special meal at Thanksgiving. If you have the ability to, drop of some can goods or send in some Kroger, Publix, or other gift cards to help the Food Bank get the resources they need either when you come for services or you can check with Stephanie to make sure she is here to be able to drop it by. Your participation is appreciated. Please try to do so before Monday, November 21,2022, so that we can get them to the Food Bank. Being thankful, it is the reason for the season!

Hope to see all of you in shul!