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

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

September 23, 2016

When a child is growing up, he or she just assumes that how they are raised and what goes on in their home is how things are supposed to be. That is why abuse in the home is referred to as the “gift that keeps on giving”. Children emulate what they experienced when they were young.
Sometimes such experiences are not all that bad. 
My childhood Jewish educational experiences probably seem by today’s standards to be a bit much. Monday through Thursday we attended Talmud Torah after public school. Friday night was...

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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.


  • CBS will be collecting food items for Popsie's Pantry. The following 10 items are most needed to Stock Popsie's Shelves:  Canned tuna or chicken; Pasta; Spaghetti Sauce; Peanut Butter; Jelly; Boxed Dinners (Hamburger or tuna helper); Baby wipes; Toilet Paper; Paper Towel; Deoderant.  Collection boxes will be in the lobby during all High Holiday Serivces.  If you rather make a cash donation, please send checks made out to Popsie's Pantry and mail to 6905 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN  46260. Any questions please contact Becky Selig at bselig70@gmail.com.



  • 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

  • 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
  • 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