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, October 24, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

October 14, 2016

When a film is completed, usually there are entire scenes and out-takes left over. They are referred to as being left on the cutting room floor.  At the end of the High Holy Days there is usually material left over which, for one reason or another, was not included in any of the sermons. These are referred to as being left in the Rabbi’s outbox.
On Yom Kippur, I spoke about rules that my brother, Marvin, and my Aunt Minnie (Min) had – along with my own list of Halpern’s Rules.
I want to share with you another set...

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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.


  • Kroger Community Rewards Program Information


    We are pleased to announce our participation in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.   This affinity program is an exciting development that will provide quarterly rebates to Congregation Beth Shalom for all of your purchases at area Kroger stores!! And it won’t cost a dime!! You’ll still get your product discounts as a Rewards Member.
    In order for CBS to get “credit” for your purchases, you will need to sign up for a Kroger Rewards Card at your local Kroger store. 
    If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, you will need to “link” your card or alternate ID number to our program account. It’s fast and easy. 

    1. Simply get your card and call the Kroger Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141.
    2. Tell them you want to link your Kroger Card and Alt ID# to a Community Rewards Program Organization.

    You will need the following information:

    1.  Program organization name is Congregation Beth Shalom or Beth Shalom.
    2.  Organization number is 38992
    3.  YOUR Kroger Card number (should be on the back of your card) 
    4. --OR—YOUR Alternate ID number (if you don’t carry your card, you may be entering this by hand when you check out at the store).

    Once you link your own card and Alt ID # to the CBS Organization’s program, your own gasoline discounts and other promotional discounts and coupons will still apply.
    Alternatively, you may use the CBS Alternate ID number  (4626046260) (cute, huh?) to have your purchases accrue to the CBS Rewards program.  However, as an fyi, if you use the CBS Alt ID number, you won’t earn gas discounts.
    If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Lee Manders at leemanders@gmail.com.

    Happy shopping and thanks in advance for your participation in this terrific program!!!
    Congregation Beth Shalom Board of Directors

  • 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