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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

Message from the President December 2018

I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and is now having a Happy Chanukah.

We started off the month with the kids in Sunday School actually doing what is says in the song, “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of Clay….”. They went to the 567 Center and worked with potters to make individual dreidels. After dreidel making, they worked with ISJL Fellow Mackenzie Haunon for some really great Chanukah activities. I keep saying it, but these kids really are having opportunities to do some really cool things.

Later that evening had a wonderful Chanukah Family Night. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen.

As we go into the rest of the month, we look forward to the cooking class with Shelley Davidson and a class on Chanu-kah led by Hillel Kaplan this coming Sunday, December 9th. Thanks to both for their efforts and time for putting these programs on.

We also look forward to a Shabbat/Dinner Birthday celebration for Rabbi Rubinstein coming up on December 14th. Happy Birthday Rabbi!

As we had mentioned previously, our gift shop will be downsizing to sell only ritual Judaica items. Please touch base with Deborah Adler as we try to clear out our non-ritual items. We are pushing hard to clear out this inventory by end of December.

We need your help with our Annual Fund. If you have not yet made a contribution, please do so by end of December. This is a very important part of our annual budget.

As we move into the coming months, we have several events on the horizon.

Super Bowl Fundraiser Party-February 3rd

Scholar-In-Residence Weekend of February 8th–10th with Merle FeldIan

Altman Fundraiser, March 3rd

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events.