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

Reflecting on a Challenging Year

As we start January, we reflect back on what was a very challenging year.

I received a card from a close friend that he sends out annually about all that has happened with this past year. One of the things my friend touched on was as difficult a year as it has been, there are a lot of positives which will forever change the way we function as a society.

I feel the same can be said for our Shul. Yes, we all miss face-to-face social interaction of our regular service. That said, we have made many new friends and involved many congregants in ways we would have never thought of in the past. We have all grown as we have been learning how to function online. Thanks to all who have done such a great job in keeping things going.

While we do not know when exactly we will be back in the building, safety will be our #1 priority. We are in the process of getting proposals to be sure our HVAC system will meet the minimum requirements for air circulation as recommended by the CDC. We are also looking at options on use of the courtyard services/functions.

I hope that we continue to see progress with the vaccines which will allow us to feel safe and be back together in person soon.

Happy Healthy New Year to All!