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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015

From the Rabbi's Desk

June 26, 2015

I had the pleasure of being at a Bar Mitzvah in Northwest Indiana last weekend, and, of course, there was the Bar Mitzvah of our own Abraham Levine just the week before that.  As has become traditional, we passed the Torah from grandfather to father to son – from generation to generation. How truly symbolic of our obsession with our children and of our commitment to Judaism’s survival!

But what is this book that we so lovingly preserve and pass on to our children?

Maybe we can best understand the question by deciding what 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 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.


  • Support Your Congregation and Your Business!
    The new CBS 2016-2017 CBS Membership Directory will be going to press soon.  This effort is self-supporting through the money received for advertisements in the book by members and others.  An ad may be in black & white or full color and must be submitted in PDF format to print well in the directory.
    Business card $45.00
    Half or partial page $75.00
    Full page $110.00
    Deadline for ad submission is June 30, 2015
    Please contact David Gurvis at 317-251-3755 or deg1@comcast.net with questions.

  • This 8-ounce jar of kosher honey arrives in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday decorated with a colorful label and includes a personalized card reading “L’Shana Tova – Wishing You a Healthy and Happy New Year.”  This card also lets the recipient know that a donation has been made in their honor to Congregation Beth Shalom.
    Your cost is $11.00 per jar, which includes shipping and handling within the United States.  We will gladly mail orders outside the United States for an additional fee.  To order honey go to www.ORThoney.com/ind or click on the honey jar and follow the step-by-step instructions.
     Order by July 7, 2015, to avoid a $4.00 per jar shipping fee.

    What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending a jar of honey?

    For more information please contact:
    David Gurvis
  • Indy has many Jewish families who want to celebrate Passover but struggle to afford Kosher for Passover food for the holiday. Our partners at Popsie’s Pantry have agreed to help.

    How can we help?
    Bring Kosher for Passover foods to services on March 13.
    Drop food at Popsie’s Pantry
    Make a check out to Popsie’s Pantry and bring it to services 

  • The following dates are in need of a sponsor:

    Open dates for Oneg participation for the remainder of 2015 are as follows: 
    JULY 24
    AUG. 14
    AUG. 28
    SEPT 11
    SEPT 25
    OCT 9
    OCT 23
    NOV 13
    DEC 11
    DEC 25

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

  • 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.