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, July 31, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

From the Rabbi's Desk

July 22, 2016
Halpern’s Rule #5 – It Is All About the Words – is usually applied to the understanding of our Holy Scriptures. It is often too easy to gloss over the actual words of the text, see what we have been told to see, and accept that which everyone else accepts.
But there is another sense in which Words matter, and being unaware of this subtle difference can lead to rather large misunderstandings.
We are told the story of the 12 spies who Moses sent in order to spy out the Land of Canaan. Two of the spies, Joshua and...

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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.


  • Friday August 12th at 6:30pm sharp-Shabbat services and a BBQ dinner (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, sides, desserts and drinks) cooked by our Brotherhood.  Bring:  Your Friends and Family!!! We will provide the food, fun and Worship.. WE will be collucting school supplies for Westlane Middle School- see the CBS website for the list of needed items.  COst:  $10 per person and max cost per immediate family is $25 and kids 2 and under eat free-First timers to Beth Shalom event come as our guest!  RSVP by August 5th with your check made out to CBS Sisterhood and mail to Beth Lande at 10043 SUmmerlakes Dr., Carmel, IN 46032. Your check is your RSVP. Please RSVP with any dietary restrictions by August 5th so we can plan accordingly.  Rain or Shine it will be at GUCI 9349 Moore Road, Zionsville, IN    Any questions contact Beth Lande at bethlande@gmail.com or 317-432-6335.

  • This next school year CBS will be collecting school supplies for Westlane Middle School in Washington Township.  Their population is ever changing and they need supplies through out the school year, as new students move in and as students use up their first round of supplies.  Since school starts on August 4, we will be collecting at the two July Shabbat services and at the August 12 BBQ Shabbat.
    Please use the following list to help provide the students with the needed supplies.  The social action committee and the students at Westlane thank you!!
    4" 3 ring binders
    1" binders
    composition notebooks
    single subject spiral notebooks
    wide rule loose leaf paper
    colored pencils
    pencil sharpener
    pencil pouch
    blue and black pens
    ruler- inches and metric
    basic 4 function calculator
    flash drive
  • 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