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

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
10:00am to 11:30am
Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

August 26, 2016
I take enormous pleasure when I read a truly learned person writing what I have said before. Granted, they are almost always more erudite than I, and add insights that I never could have imagined. Still, that I am functioning in the same universe as they are, makes me smile.
I had that experience recently when Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks who was Britain’s Chief Rabbi until just recently wrote about the two main pillars of Western Society – Greece and Judaic. I have many times spoken about how Christianity is best understood as...

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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

  • Join your friends
    Congregation Beth Shalom for
    Symphony on the Prairie

    When: August 27, 2016
                A Night of Michael Jackson Music             
    Where: Conner Prairie
    13400 Allisonville Road
    Fishers, IN
    Ticket information: Get your tickets a couple of different ways:
    • Marsh stores –Adult tickets may be purchased at all Indiana Marsh locations for $26 with the presentation of a Marsh Fresh Idea Card.
    • www.IndianapolisSymphony.org – Advance concert tickets may be purchased at the ISO’s website for $27/adults and $13/children.
    • Conner Prairie Amphitheatre – Gate prices at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre are $32/adults and $15/children
    Details: Gates open at 6:00 pm and the Concert starts at 8:00 pm.  Bring blankets, chairs, food and drink.  CBS will have an area roped off marked with blue and yellow balloons at 6:00 pm.  Bring your friends (potential new members) as well!!!
    RSVP by August 25 so we can plan for the number of people 
                RSVP to Karen Stern at karenstern0102@gmail.com
    Any question call Karen at 317-750-6857 
    Sponsored by CBS Sisterhood
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah  Sunday October 2, 2016 7:30 PM
    Rosh Hashanah Children's Service Monday, October 3, 2016 9:00 AM
    Rosh Hashanah Morning  Monday, October 3, 2016 10:00 AM
    Kol Nidre Service Tuesday, October 11, 2016  7:30 PM
    Yom Kippur Children's Service Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:00 AM
    Yom Kippur Morning Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 AM
    Rabbinic Discussion: 2:30-4:00 PM
    Yom Kippur Afternoon Service 4:00 PM
    Yizkor/N'eilah Begins at 5:00 PM
    Worship services will be at University High School Ann Skilling Hall Auditorium  2825 W. 116th Street, Carmel, In  46032
  • ORT
    Honey From the Heart
    is open for business
    Shipping is FREE until 7/29/16!
     $11.00/bottle purchased online with credit cards only. 
    How to order your honey:

    The link to your honey store is


    Free shipping through July 29*

    After July 29 add $4 per jar shipping
    - Delivery by Rosh Hashanah for orders through September 15
    - Orders accepted through the High Holidays unless we sell out

    *International shipping available ($15.00 to Canada and $22.00 to all other countries regardless of order date)
    If you experience any problems, please contact
    Sandy Mendel @ 937-886-0118 or sgmmd1956@aol.com