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

Friday, August 28, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015
10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

From the Rabbi's Desk

August 14, 2015
In all my years in school, fully a period of decades, I had one homework assignment that was so unique and so pleasurable, I will never forget it. Nearly forty years ago, when I was at the University of Toronto, my Advanced Biblical Hebrew Literature professor walked in and handed each (all five) of us tickets for a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game. Hooray!!!
However, we were not going just to enjoy the game. We had an assignment. We were to return to our next class session with a list of each and every ritual we saw during the...

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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.


  • It’s not too late to register your kids and grandkids for the CBS Religious School.  We had a wonderful opening day, and we can always make room for our youngest congregants.  We are fortunate to have four incredibly talented and dedicated folks teaching this year.  Judy Belford and Andrew Altman are staffing our “Lower School” of 3, 4, and 5 year olds and Marc Winter and Corey Gilman are staffing our  “Upper School” of 6 and 7 year olds.  And, of course, Rabbi Halpern is always there for story time. 

    Please contact Lu Cohen at lukcohen@gmail.com if you have questions, need additional information, or would like to volunteer as a classroom helper. 

  • 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 contact us and let us 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 us to donate your books.

  • If you will need child care during services, please sign up so we may plan ahead.