Today is February 7, 2023 -

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
Email: sect@csi.mgacoxmail.com

Looking Forward to Hannukah and the New Year

I hope everyone had a good holiday of Thanksgiving this past month. I know that the time away from Macon gave me a chance to take the time to think of all the things I was thankful for. I am thankful for my family and friends and all that I have and am able to do, but I am also thankful for our Congregation here at CSI. We are very fortunate to have such a caring and giving group of people that are there in times of trouble to help each other get through whatever is the problem at the time. If any of you are ever in need, please feel free to speak to anyone on our Board or Rabbi Rubinstein. If one of us cannot help, we can try to find a solution to the problem. You will never know until you ask.

As November has come to a close and December is now here, we are looking forward to Hannukah! This year our congregation is part of a group consisting of our congregation, Temple Beth Israel, Zark’s Foundation, and several generous private donors who are the reason that Macon-Bibb County will light the first Community-wide Menorah on December
19th at 5:30 pm on the corner of Third and Plum Streets. Be on the lookout for more details and a flyer in the upcoming days.

I want to thank all of you who have contributed this year to our annual fund drive. As our tax year is coming to a close, I wanted to remind all of you who have not contributed to think of making a donation to CSI before year-end. Those deductions can really add up when looking at getting your paperwork together to file your taxes, and we would really appreciate any of you remembering CSI on your list of donations before year-end. Of course, if you have already given, we appreciate what you have already donated and will welcome any additional amount you are able to give.

As January is just around the corner, Jeff and I want to wish all of you a happy, healthy,
and prosperous 2023!

Hope to see all of you in shul or on zoom!

Shalom!
Shelley