Congregation Sha'aray Israel

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A Conservative Jewish Congregation serving the spiritual needs of the Middle Georgia Jewish community since 1904

Adult Education

CSI offers a full menu of programming to keep our adult members stimulated.

In addition to Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes, Lunch & Learn classes and evening classes are offered that cover a variety of topics. We offer "Dinner & a Movie" followed by a discussion, book reviews, cooking classes and trips to cultural exhibits and events around the state.

Congregation Shar'arey Israel prides itself on bringing a wide range of scholars-in-residence to Macon. In recent years we have hosted some of the foremost spiritual and rabbinic leaders, musical, photographic talents. Notable examples include Rabbi Daniel Gordis, Rabbi Danny Seigel, columnist Jeff Jacoby, Judaic scholar Marcia Falk, and author Dr. Ron Wolfson.

Adult Education Classes


The Adult Education Committee is continuing to bring to CSI the very popular Davenology classes taught by Rabbi Aaron. And what is Davenology? As Aaron explains:

It's the study of davening. And what's davening? Well, it's praying, but it's much more. There's how-to, there's some Torah, there's some close reading, taking words and phrases apart so that we can get a closer look, there's some spiritual talk, "what might praying be about?"; there's some history - how did this poetry and choreography evolve? Davenology is layered. It's an interesting discussion and it's a way of getting an angle on Jews and God and the world in which we live. Come weave yourself into the conversation!

Classes are held approximately twice a month on Sunday mornings at the shul. Classes will take place on:

Summer Dates and Times - TBA

Refreshments will be provided.

Come join us for stimulating, enlightening, and enjoyable experiences as we continue on this exciting new addition to the life of our shul.




SEFARIM (Hebrew for BOOKS)

The Literary Discussion Group of CSI will be meeting on TBA at 1:30 pm in the Library.

Topic: TBA

We hope you will join us! For additional information, call (478) 745-4571.

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