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, November 27, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
(All day)

From the Rabbi's Desk

November 13, 2015
Abraham and Lot part ways in a very amicable fashion because they have become so prosperous, they both need room to spread out.  Abraham gives Lot the choice of which direction to go, and Abraham goes in the other direction.  
Lot’s decision is both troubling and perplexing.
Lot decides to take up residence with his entire family in the city of Sodom – the very same city as the one in Sodom and Gemorrah infamy.  Why would Lot move his family and settle in a city known for its wickedness?
We learn why Lot did...

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

                                    February 12
                                    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.