Observing the New Year and High Holidays with community members, friends new and old, and family, connects each of us to our traditions, teachings, ancestors, and mitzvot. Synagogues in the greater Indianapolis area offer a variety of options for worship during this time of year. 

 

New to greater Indianapolis? Not a synagogue member? Visiting from out of town? Synagogues throughout our community welcome you!
Check out the listing of synagogue policies and services below.


Chabad Center for Jewish Life: Orthodox | 2640 W. 96th St., Carmel | 317-251-5573 | chabadindiana.org | rabbi@lubavitchindiana.com


Congregation Beth-El Zedeck: Reconstructionist/Conservative | 600 W. 70th St., Indianapolis | 317-253-3441 | bez613.org | bez613@bez613.org


Congregation Beth Shalom: Reform | 849 W. 96th St., Indianapolis | 317-306-5644 | bethshalomindy.org | info@bethshalomindy.org
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services held at University High School (2825 W. 116th St., Carmel)


Congregation B'nai Torah: Orthodox | 6510 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis | 317-253-5253 | btorahindy.org | office@btorah.org


Congregation Shaarey Tefilla: Conservative | 3085 W. 116th St., Carmel | 317-733-2169 | shaareytefilla.org | office@shaareytefilla.org


Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation: Sephardic Orthodox | 6939 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis | 317-251-6220 | etzchaimindy.org | president@etzchaimindy.org


Humanistic Judaism: 317-721-2747 | HumanisticJewsIndy@gmail.com


Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation: Reform | 6501 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis | 317-255-6647 | ihcindy.org | info@ihcindy.org


Temple B'nai Israel: Reform | 618 W. Superior St., Kokomo | 765-452-0383 | TempleBnaiIsraelKokomo@gmail.com





Congregation

Fees or Donation

Childcare

Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Everyone is welcome. Open to members or non-members.

See website for details.

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Non-members from out-of-town are treated as members. Member seating tickets range from $85 to $150 per person and include both holidays. Non-members from the area are charged double. ​

Email for details.

Congregation B'nai Torah

Email for details.

Email for details.

Congregation Beth Shalom

Everyone is welcome.

Email for details.

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

Everyone is welcome. No charge for college students and members of the military. Non-member seats are $150 per person and include all holidays.​

Child care by reservation only: 6 months-age 7. $18/day/child. Download the reservation form.

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation:

Everyone is welcome, members and non-members alike.

See website or email for details.

Humanistic Judaism

Everyone is welcome. A donation of $18 is suggested.​

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Each member household receives two tickets per main servce. Please write your name on the front of each ticket and bring them with you to the service. Every adult 18+ needs a ticket to attend services. If you do not bring your ticket, you will be asked to sign in. 

If you are a member and need tickets for your children (18 years and over) or for non-member guests, contact the IHC office. Please consider making a donation to the High Holy Day Appeal if you request tickets for children over 22 years old, as well as a donation of at least $36 for each guest ticket.

Childcare for age 1-5 is available for a fee. Preregistration and prepayment required. More information and registration form.

Temple B'nai Israel

Non-members: $100 for an individual, $150 for a family​

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sun., Sept. 9

Beth-El Zedeck

6:15 pm

Evening service

Beth Shalom

7:30 pm

Evening service. Sermon topic: “Giving Up the Bow and the Arrow."

B'nai Israel (Kokomo)

7:30 pm Evening service
B'nai Torah

7:45 pm

Evening service
Etz Chaim

7 pm

Evening service

IHC

8 pm

Evening service

Shaarey Tefilla

7:30 pm

​Evening service

First Day of Rosh Hashanah – Mon., Sept. 10

Tashlich: tossing breadcrumbs into water to represent throwing away sins

Beth-El Zedeck

9:30 am

Morning service

5:30 pm

Tashlich at BEZ’s Kulwin Pond

5:45 pm

Evening service

Beth Shalom

9 am

Children’s service

10:30 am

Morning service. Sermon topic: “Giving Birth to Yourself: The Real Goal of the New Year."

Noon ​Tashlich
B'nai Israel (Kokomo) 10 am Morning service

B’nai Torah

9:15 am

Morning service

7:45 pm

Evening service

Etz Chaim

9 am

Morning service

7 pm

Afternoon service followed by tashlich

IHC

8:30 am

Family service

9:30 am-5:30 pm

Retreat at GUCI (half-day session begins at 1 pm) | 9349 Moore Rd., Zionsville

11 am

Traditional service

3:30 pm

Tot service

Shaarey Tefilla

8:30 am

Morning service

10 am

Youth service

7:30 pm

Tashlich at West Park (bridge at southwest pond) | 2700 W. 116th St., Carmel

8 pm

Evening service at West Park

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah – Tues., Sept. 11

Beth-El Zedeck

9:30 am

Morning service (open seating)

B’nai Torah

9:15 am

Morning service

7:45 pm Evening service

Etz Chaim

9 am

Morning service

7:45 pm

Evening service

IHC

9 am

Second Day in the City at Indy Reads Books | 911 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis

Shaarey Tefilla

8:30 am

Morning service

 

Yom Kippur

 Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) – Tues., Sept. 18

 Kol Nidre: Renouncing vows made between oneself and G-d

 Beth-El Zedeck

 7:15 pm

 Evening service

 Beth Shalom

 7:30 pm

 Evening service. Sermon topic: “Looking in the Mirror and Admitting Honestly What We Are." 

 B'nai Israel  (Kokomo)  7:30 pm  Evening service
 B'nai Torah

 7:25 pm

 Evening service
 Etz Chaim

 7 pm

 Evening service

 IHC

 6:15 pm

 Early service

 8:30 pm

 Late service

 Shaarey Tefilla

 7:30 pm

 Evening service

 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – Wed., Sept. 19

 Yizkor​: Memorial service; Neilah​: Closing service

 Beth-El Zedeck

 9:30 am

 Morning service, including Yizkor ​and Martyrology

 2 pm  Afternoon service

 4 pm

 ​Afternoon conversation with Prof. Sheila Kennedy: "A Broken System: Why American Elections Don't Necessarily Reflect American Values"

 5 pm

 Family service

 6 pm  ​Neilah

 Beth Shalom

 9 am

 Children’s service

 10:30 am

 Morning service. Sermon topic: “Living By What Really Matters." 

 2 pm  Afternoon discussion
 4:30 pm  ​Yizkor
 6 pm  Break-the-fast pitch-in
 B'nai Israel  (Kokomo)  10 am  Morning service

 B’nai Torah

 9:15 am

 Morning service

 5:30 pm

 Afternoon service

 Etz Chaim

 9 am

 Morning service

 6:30 pm

 Neilah

 8:29 pm  Fast ends. Break-the-fast refreshments served.

 IHC

 8:30 am

 Family service led by IFTY, Nefesh service

 11 am

 Traditional service

 1 pm  Study sessions
 3 pm  Afternoon service

 5:15 pm

 Tot service

 6 pm  Havdalah

 Shaarey Tefilla

 9 am

 Morning service

 10 am

 Youth service

 6:30 pm

 ​Afternoon service

 7 pm

 Neilah

 8:30 pm  Shofar​ blown

 

​Sukkot and Simchat Torah

 Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles/Booths)

 Beth-El Zedeck

 Sun., Sept. 23, 5 pm

 Family-friendly service followed by hayrides, a bounce house, campfire, food, and more! Adults $10, seniors $7, kids ages 2-12 $5. Download the registration form.

 Beth Shalom

 Sun., Sept. 23, 10 am

 Religious school Sukkot celebration, including decorating the sukkah and snacks. Email Diane Graul for more information.

 Etz Chaim

 Sun., Sept. 23, 10:30 am

 Kids' decorating activity and sukkah building

 IHC

 Sun., Sept. 23, 11 am

 Celebration

 Shaarey Tefilla

 Sun., Sept. 23, 9 am

 Sukkah building and decorating

 Mon., Sept. 24, 7 pm

 CST Men's Club "Scotch and Cigars in the Sukkah"

 Wed., Sept. 26, 7 pm

 CST Sisterhood "Wine and Cheese in the Sukkah." Free for members, $10 for non-members or join that evening!

 Sun., Sept. 30, 11 am

 Pizza in the Hut

 Simchat Torah

 Beth-El Zedeck

 Sun., Sept. 30, 6 pm

 Consecration and celebration

 Etz Chaim

 Sun., Sept. 30 and Mon., Oct. 1, 7 pm

 Dancing with the Torah

 IHC

 Sun., Sept. 30, 12:30 pm

 Celebration

 Sun., Sept. 30, 5 pm

 Study sessions

 Shaarey Tefilla

 Mon., Oct. 1, 6:45-8:30 pm

 Evening service; ice cream social to follow