Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom

Congregation Beth Shalom is an intimate, evolving, intergenerational congregation, located in Central Indiana. We were founded in 2010 with the goal of providing a small, warm community in which members are made to feel welcome and comfortable.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
10:00am to 11:30am
Friday, May 13, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

April 22, 2016
This is the time of year when we teach the story of the Exodus from Egypt to a number of different audiences—children, Jewish adults, non-Jewish adults, teens—in other words, many different ages and backgrounds. Because of its universal theme of the transformation from slavery to freedom, this particular story resonates in some way with almost everyone.
And true to Halpern’s Rule #3—that when everyone agrees about something, they are probably wrong—there is a vital aspect of the Exodus Story that everyone seems to get wrong,...

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Erev Shabbat Services

All Erev Shabbat Services are at held University High School, in the West Building. Services are on the 2nd and 4th Friday evening of each month at 6:30pm, and led by Rabbi Halpern. Childcare is provided.

Please view our calendar for details on our next Erev Shabbat Service.

High Holidays

Our High Holidays services are also held at University High school.  View our schedule of services on our calendar.


  • 3rd Season of Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival, May 12-May 21. To review the entire film schedule and order tickets go to www.indianapolisjewishfilmfestival.com.

  • Are you willing to sponsor an Oneg?
    CBS is looking for hosts for the following dates.  This involves arriving early on that evening (6 pm) and providing goodies (store brought and/or homemade).  Sponsor one on your own, or with someone else.  Contact Diane Graul at dwgraul@gmail.com for more information.

    June 24   Shabbark
    July 8
    July 22
    August 26
    September 23
    October 14
    October 28
    November 11
    November 25, day after Thanksgiving
    December 9
    December 23

  • It’s not too late to register your kids and grandkids for the CBS Religious School.  We had a wonderful opening day, and we can always make room for our youngest congregants.  We are fortunate to have four incredibly talented and dedicated folks teaching this year.  Judy Belford and Andrew Altman are staffing our “Lower School” of 3, 4, and 5 year olds and Marc Winter and Corey Gilman are staffing our  “Upper School” of 6 and 7 year olds.  And, of course, Rabbi Halpern is always there for story time. 

    Please contact Lu Cohen at lukcohen@gmail.com if you have questions, need additional information, or would like to volunteer as a classroom helper.