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Congregation Children of Israel (CCI) is a Reform congregation in Athens, Georgia. CCI brings the Athens Jewish Community together to live joyously rich Jewish lives. We strive to bridge tradition and modernity, as worship links our precious history with fresh approaches to spirituality. We are dedicated to each other, and to learning from the gifts that each of our families brings to our congregation.

November Havdalah

Temple Renovation

Our congregation recently completed a major Capital Campaign to renovate our Sanctuary & Social Hall. We are proud of our new spaces that more accurately reflect the warmth, openness, spirituality and ruach (spirit) of Congregation Children of Israel!

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story jstern February 24, 2021

Martin Doblmeier's inspiring new documentary Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story is a long-overdue homage

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism kbkaput February 24, 2021

Purim approaches, and like every other holiday we've observed during the pandemic, it will look

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made kbkaput February 23, 2021

Israel is our home. It was in the Torah, and it is now. It sure isn’t perfect, and it might not be around forever, but that’s exactly why we need to come.

Reflections on Observing Black History Month in the Wake of the Capitol Insurrection

Reflections on Observing Black History Month in the Wake of the Capitol Insurrection kbkaput February 23, 2021

This is not yet the America most of us dream of, but it is an unavoidable part of our DNA. American equality and exceptionalism are checks that are still in the mail. If we truly love what this country is capable of, we must continue to speak the hard truth to power.