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, February 14, 2016
10:00am to 11:30am
Monday, February 15, 2016
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

From the Rabbi's Desk

February 12, 2016
One of the most often used of Halpern’s Rules is Rule #5: It’s All About the Words. That seems most logical given that, while originally strictly oral in nature, Judaism has continued to grow and prosper out of a written, as well as a legal, tradition.  Torah, Tanach, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa: in all of these, the subtlety that has set Judaism apart from all other religions is found in the specific words used.
One of these subtle distinctions is seen when Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, hears how the Divine has brought...

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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.



    We have invited the Hamilton County Habitat for Humanity CEO to speak briefly during our service about this organization’s contributions to Tikkun Olam.

  • We are looking for people to sponsor an Oneg on the following dates:

                                    February 26
                                    March 11
                                    March 25
                                    April 8

     Please contact Diane Graul, dwgraul@gmail.com or 402-250-3009 if you are able to help out or have any questions.
  • 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. 

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