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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
10:00am to 11:30am
Sunday, October 18, 2015

From the Rabbi's Desk

September 25, 2015

This is a paraphrase of the introduction I usually give right before the Mi Comocha:  “Where ever we live, it is probably Egypt”.
That is just one example of an unsustainable lifestyle.  But in more recent memory it is Anatevka – from Fiddler on the Roof – that we all remember.  Nonetheless, I suspect that there is a great deal we have forgotten about this beloved play, or maybe that we never knew.
Most Broadway insiders expected the play to fold in...

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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.


  • We are looking for people to sponsor an Oneg on the following dates:

                                    January 22 (Tu B'Shvat Seder)
                                    February 12
                                    February 26
                                    March 11
                                    March 25
                                    April 8

     Please contact Diane Graul, dwgraul@gmail.com or 402-250-3009 if you are able to help out or have any questions.
  • 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. 

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