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

Friday, January 27, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017

From the Rabbi's Desk

January 13, 2017
It is hard to believe that it has been more than forty-five years since Dorris Lessing’s Briefing For a Descent Into Hell, one of my favorite books, was first published. Rather than write about science fiction that centered in outer space, Lessing wrote about science fiction that centered in inner space—the journey into our inner self.
Lessing makes the point that perception is dependent largely on what we expect to perceive.  A character in her novel observes that whole armies of angels could fly past a person, but if that...

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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.


  • 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.

    Feb 10
    March 10
    April 14
    April 28
    May 12