Last year about this time I wrote about Purim and Shabbat Zachor. The lesson of this Shabbat is perhaps one of the most powerful lessons of our entire history -- that Jews share a common fate, for better or worse, not to mention the end of world Jewry, quickly add those who seek the destruction of the State of Israel. Just as Esther mistakenly believed she could hide in the safety of the palace, we must not delude ourselves into thinking we can hide in the safety of our palace, the United States. Our enemies do not care WHERE we live --...
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.
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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 and Cantor Deb Winston. Childcare is provided.
Please view our calendar for details on our next Erev Shabbat Service.
Our High Holidays services are also held at University High school. View our schedule of services on our calendar.
Are you comfortable reading the Aliyah blessings or with reading an English passsage during an Erev Shabbat service?
We encourage your participation in all services.
Please contact Rabbi Halpern with your information and willingness to participate.
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.
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.