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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.

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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

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community through Introduction to Judaism Online

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community through Introduction to Judaism Online urjadmin May 11, 2021

Three years before the COVID-19 pandemic response sheltered millions of people at home and drove us to do all things virtual, the URJ was crafting online communities of learners as they journeyed together through our 21 sessions of Introduction to Judaism Online.

Meet the First Reform Rabbi to be Elected to Israel’s Parliament

Meet the First Reform Rabbi to be Elected to Israel’s Parliament jstern May 10, 2021

Rabbi Gilad Kariv made history on March 23, 2021 when he became the first Reform rabbi to win a seat in the Israeli Knesset. The former head of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism is number 4 on the Labor Party slate. The following is adapted from his debut address to Parliament as a member.

Don’t Sacrifice My Trans Child on the Altar of Political Opportunism

Don’t Sacrifice My Trans Child on the Altar of Political Opportunism jstern May 10, 2021

Last year, my 15-year-old daughter, Eva, adopted at birth, was thrilled to discover through DNA

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year kbkaput May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.