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, January 29, 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:30pm
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:00pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Rabbi's Desk

January 9, 2015

I recently read an interesting article by Shalom Auslander. While focusing mostly on his mother, his piece also touched on one of the most serious challenges facing American Judaism.

 
Thank you, Shalom, for sharing.
 
“When I was a child, my mother told me that everyone in the world hated me.  They hated me, she said, because I was a Jew.  So? I asked.  So nothing, she replied.  So they hate you.  Not just the people on our street, who were "classic Jew-haters"; not just everyone in the town nearby, who were "card-...

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Worship

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 and Cantor Deb Winston. 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.

Announcements

  • Donations to Popsie’s Pantry will be accepted at all services. 
    Please look for drop-off areas as you enter.

    Bring staples and non-perishable items, please.

  • The following dates are in need of a sponsor:

    Open dates for Oneg participation for the first part of 2015 are as follows: 
     
    2/27, 3/13, 5/22, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14 and 8/28 

    Please contact Rhonda Berns if you would like to sponsor an Oneg.

  • Our new religious school needs the following items - Please donate anything you can.

    • Colored Cardstock-4 packs
    • School Glue-5 bottles
    • Sparkles, gems etc. for crafts
    • Area rugs
    • Jewish-themed posters
    • Jewish-themed pictures for wall
    • Scotch tape
    • White grape juice
    • Raisins
    • Gluten-free crackers 3 boxes
    • Jewish-themed children’s books
    • Safety scissors
    • 20-Cup Coffee Maker
    Please contact Cantor Winston with your donations to make arrangements for delivery at Cantordeb.winston@bethshalomindy.org
  • For the past year Cantor Deb has been collecting children's books for our eventual library collection. Now that our Religious School is about to open, we need a library cart and more books! If you and your family have any books you would be willing to donate, please call Cantor at 317-344-3114 and let her know. We're collecting both children's and adult Jewish books, but please, no prayer books or very old library books. Soon we hope to be a member of PJ Library, an organization (through Federation) that mails Jewish books to a congregation's children monthly! Check your book collection and call 317-344-3114 to donate your books.

  • If you will need child care during services, please sign up so we may plan ahead.