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, November 1, 2014
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, November 2, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am
Monday, November 3, 2014
5:00pm

From the Rabbi's Desk

October 31, 2014

Picture this – Spokane, Washington, October 31, 1952.  A Cowboy and a Ghost ring the doorbell of an elderly couple’s apartment. “Whose little boys are you?” the woman asks. Replies the Ghost, “You wouldn’t know us, Grandma.”

And so the Halpern boys’ evening of Trick or Treating began . . . our celebration of All Hallows’ Eve . . . two little Jewish kids raking in bags full of candy, oblivious to the fact that we were joining the souls of saints, martyrs, true believers and those condemned to wandering that one day on earth.

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Worship

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.

High Holidays

Our High Holidays services are also held at University High school.  View our schedule of services on our calendar.

Announcements

  • Donations to Popsie’s Pantry will be accepted at all services. 
    Please look for drop-off areas as you enter.

    Bring staples and non-perishable items, please.

  • The following dates are in need of a sponsor:

    DEC 26
    All dates beginning January,  2015, are open. 

    Please contact Rhonda Berns if you would like to sponsor an Oneg:

  • Our new religious school needs the following items - Please donate anything you can.

    • Little chairs for children
    • Kid height table
    • Colored Cardstock-4 packs
    • School Glue-5 bottles
    • Sparkles, gems etc. for crafts
    • Area rugs
    • Wall clock
    • Jewish-themed posters
    • Jewish-themed pictures for wall
    • Scotch tape
    • Rocking chair
    • White grape juice
    • Raisins
    • Gluten-free crackers 3 boxes
    • Jewish-themed children’s books
    • Safety scissors
    Please contact Cantor Winston with your donations to make arrangements for delivery at Cantordeb.winston@bethshalomindy.org
  • 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.