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welcome to shearith!

Shearith Israel is an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue located in Intown Atlanta. Our congregation is devoted to spiritual and religious enrichment. We are especially passionate about Jewish education and community building!

At Shearith Israel, we are ritually traditional and courageously progressive. For more than 100 years, we have served the Atlanta area by providing an energetic environment for pursuing Jewish spirituality, learning, and friendship. Above all else, we strive to be a warm, welcoming community. Our congregation embraces its members and friends, and we would love you to join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event. Shalom! 

We are proudly supported by our community. To make a donation in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, click here.

congregation shearith israel welcomes genea moore, new executive director

Congregation Shearith Israel is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Genea Moore, to the community. She joins us starting Monday, March 20th. Genea was most recently the Executive Director of Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, New York. She began her career, and journey to conversion, as a clergy assistant at Port Washington’s The Community Synagogue. Genea then spent 10 years at New York City’s Central Synagogue learning and growing professionally under the mentorship of the Executive Director. You can learn more about Genea in the following 2020 article published by USCJ: “For This Woman of Color, An Early Career Move Led Her to a Life of Judaism” and Genea’s personal account of her journey “It’s My Anniversary.

Learn More About Genea on STORIES@CSI  

annuAl retreat @ ramah darom: may 5 - 7

Registration is now live for our 5th annual community Shabbaton at the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center at Ramah Darom in Clayton! The beautiful setting is an inspiring backdrop to build community, further strengthen our bonds, and experience a spiritually uplifting Shabbat surrounded by nature and our extended Shearith family. If you would like to help plan the weekend and its range of fun activities for all-ages, email Rabbi Helfand HERE. New members who joined CSI in 2022 or 2023 are eligible for a 25% discount!

Learn More & Register Here

passover 5783

Shearith Israel wishes you and your family a joyful and meaningful Passover holiday. Passover begins Wednesday evening, April 5, 2023, with Yom Tov on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7. The final two days of Passover are Yom Tov as well, beginning Tuesday evening, April 11 through Thursday night, April 13. Yizkor will be recited during Yom Tov morning services on Thursday, April 13 at approximately 11 am

Click the buttons below to sign up to host or be a guest at the seder and for information on preparing your home, selling your chametz, a schedule of CSI's Passover services, and more.

Passover Details & Resources    Host a Seder    Be a Guest

The 2022/23 Scholar & Author schedule

Synagogue Scholar & Author Series focuses on congregants who speak on their particular area of academic inquiry, followed by a short Q&A session. Join us for the next presentation as Gloria Jacobson, Ph.D., and Leah Jacobmann, M.A., speak on the topic: Everything you always wanted to know about the violin: its history, construction, performance techniques, and why it's so freakin' hard to play it! on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. Mother-daughter combo Gloria and Leah are both professional violinists and Suzuki instructors. 

Full Schedule & Registration

jewish learning opportunities



Participate in one or both of our concurrent Jewish learning programs this season!​​​​​

Exploring Jewish Prayer: A Learner's Minyan

Our new Learner's Minyan program is an opportunity to learn about the What, How, and Why of Jewish Prayer, combining weekday classes with experiential learning on Shabbat to help participants feel more connected to services and the community. Learner's Minyan will take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and the 2nd and 4th Shabbat mornings of each month through June. Rabbi Helfand will facilitate the Wednesday evening classes, and Rebekah Johnston will lead the Shabbat morning sessions. REGISTER HERE.

The Fab 4: Passover Edition

Join CSI for a 4-week course exploring themes, texts, and images to enhance your Seder this year. All learning backgrounds are welcome. The class will be taught by Rabbi Helfand. REGISTER HERE.

our community in pictures


services + livestreaming

Shearith Israel is now livestreaming Shabbat morning services on our website as well as our YouTube and Facebook pages

All services are open to the community for in-person attendance. Our Daily Minyan, held morning and evening throughout the week (Sunday - Friday morning), will continue to be held on Zoom as well. For the livestream links, service schedule, Daily Minyan Zoom link, and our latest COVID-19 protocols, click the button below.

Shabbat Services Livestream & Daily Minyan Zoom Links

Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783