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

Monday, June 6, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

May 27, 2016
Recently our family suffered two deaths. Neither passing was tragic. Both individuals were in their nineties and had been in good health almost to the end. However, the one statement I heard more than any other was that deaths tend to come in threes, and this was usually followed by a macabre discussion about who just might be number three.
This myth about people dying in threes is probably nothing more than a “baba meisa” (grandmother’s tale) and, most likely, an attempt to prevent a “kenna hora” (Hebrew k’ayin hara – the evil...

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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.


    SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
    11:00 AM TILL 6:00 PM

    Admission is FREE, although a $5 donation is requested to help support the Festival.

    More than 120 major Jewish organizations representing all facets of the Chicago area Jewish community co-sponsor the Festival, bringing together the best of the community's professional and amateur singers, dancers and artists.

    The Festival is produced by the Jewish Production Organization for Cultural Events and Theater (P.O.C.E.T.). The Jewish P.O.C.E.T. is run by an all-volunteer Steering Committee, which consists of professionals in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, radio, television, communications, community relations, education, engineering, finance and law. 

    The outdoor showcase includes seven hours of continuous entertainment on four stages: two main stages for musical entertainment and a stage for dance groups, theater groups and storytelling.   In addition, the festival includes a children's stage, a hands-on activity area, an art fair, a craft fair, an ethnic food fair and organization fair.

    Click here for a look at the 2015 Festival from its website:

    If you would like to join your fellow CBS members spend the day at this glorious outdoor event, contact Barbi Stenacker at stenacker@comcast.net or phone her at 317.219.5700 (home) or 317.696.1541 (cell) for more details. 

  • 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