Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Community Calendar

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May

1 2017

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May

31 2017

Older Americans Month

12:05AM - 11:55PM  

Jewish Family Services
6905 Hoover Road

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Older Americans Month
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories and their contribu…

May

1 2017

Cocktail Judaism

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Athens on 86th Street
2284 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join Rabbi Dennis Sasso on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm for Cocktail Judaism, an explosive mixture of conversation, humor…

May

2 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

2 2017

DALET Graduation Rehearsals

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Graduation Rehearsals:
May 2, 6-8:00 PM. Pizza Dinner served
These are our only all group rehearsals. Please do not …

May

2 2017

Etz Chaim General Board Member Meeting

6:30PM - 7:30PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

General Board Member Meeting for Etz Chaim members.

May

2 2017

Israel Story LIVE - wine, apps & Israel's podcast like THIS AMERICAN LIFE !

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis,

$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

The Israeli parallel to This American Life, Israel Story, presents Melting Pot. W…

May

3 2017

Play Pals Play Group @Hasten Hebrew Academy

9:15AM - 10:45AM  

Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis
6602 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN

Support group for jewish parents with babies and young children; Play group for their babies and tots.

May

3 2017

Dance Showcase

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Laikin Auditorium

End of semester performance featuring youth dance classes at JCC.

May

3 2017

Yesod 2017 Session 5

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, is our leadership development program that combines Jewish learning and engagi…

May

3 2017

Class: Pirkei Avot Anthology: Ethics of Our Fathers

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Pirkei Avot Anthology: Weekly exploration of Talmudic ethics, with open discussion, from the perspectives of
a multi…

May

4 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

4 2017

Jerry Points Art Reception

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Jerry Points, a plein air painter of colorful abstracted landscapes started painting upon retirement

May

4 2017

Class on Jewish Thought & Philosophy

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

This class is built as a forum wherein new text, from different eras, are reviewed and discussed collectively. It is …

May

6 2017

Shabbat Morning Class

8:30AM - 9:00AM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Letter of Nahmanides: In depth study of one of the most elegant guides to spiritual refinement and
preparation for e…

May

7 2017

On the last day of Religious School at IHC, we will celebrate Cantor Roger and all she has done for our kids and our …

May

7 2017

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May

11 2017

Sephardic Fair Week @ Etz Chaim

9:00AM - 5:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Open your mind and heart to the traditions of various Sephardic cultures and nationalities in a week-long exhibit.

May

7 2017

Victory Day Celebration

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

JCC
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, 46260

Annual celebration of Victory Day

May

7 2017

Mini- Chef at Chabad, with Chef Nancy Landman

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad Center for Jewish Life
2640 West 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Kids ages 5 -10 enjoy making kitchen creations with Chef Nancy. This is the fourth in a five-part series, associated …

May

7 2017

Yom Haatzmaut celebration

2:00PM - 4:30PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

The 69th Yom HaAtzmaut for the state of Israel: A community celebration.

Fun for the whole family! Join us “He…

May

7 2017

An evening with Leah Lipskar

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Chabad Center for Jewish Life
2640 West 96th Street
indianapolis, IN 46268

Leah Lipskar is an incredible dynamic speaker with years of Jewish learning and teaching. She along with her husband,…

May

8 2017

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May

16 2017

Jewish Journey to Eastern Europe with extensions from May 16-19 to Berlin or to the Western Galilee in Israel

May

8 2017

JCRC Executive Board Meeting

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Jewish Community Relations Council
1100 West 42nd Street
#240
Indianapolis, IN

This meeting will be held at the JCRC offices.

May

8 2017


A Taste of Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts Community Reads

Ben Winters
Underground Airlines
A Unity Projec…

May

9 2017

Celebration of Older Americans Month at the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

On May 9, we will have a special program in celebration of Older American's Month!

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH:
Since 1…

May

9 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

9 2017

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck's Board of Directors Annual Meeting

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
600 W. 70th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

The Annual Meeting of Beth-El Zedeck's Board of Directors.

May

10 2017

Celebration Reception Honoring Martin Fogle and Annie Fogle Spector

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Laikin Auditorium, Arthur M. Glick JCC
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join us for a reception honoring Martin and Annie for their gifts to support The Libby and David Fogle Lunch Bunch pr…

May

10 2017

JFGI Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Arthur M. Glick JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

All JFGI Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

May

10 2017

Class: Pirkei Avot Anthology: Ethics of Our Fathers

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Pirkei Avot Anthology: Weekly exploration of Talmudic ethics, with open discussion, from the perspectives of
a multi…

May

11 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

11 2017

DALET Graduation Rehearsal

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Graduation Rehearsals:
May 11, 6-8:00 PM Pizza Dinner Served
These are our only all group rehearsals. Please do not m…

May

11 2017

Class on Jewish Thought & Philosophy

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

This class is built as a forum wherein new text, from different eras, are reviewed and discussed collectively. It is …

May

12 2017

CBS will honor its devoted Religious School Teachers with a special Shabbat Service. University High School West Buil…

May

13 2017

Shabbat Morning Class

8:30AM - 9:00AM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Letter of Nahmanides: In depth study of one of the most elegant guides to spiritual refinement and
preparation for e…

May

13 2017

Parents Night Out

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Ready for a night out? Enjoy the evening knowing your kids are happy, save and engaged in meaningful ways with our de…

May

14 2017

Lag B'Omer Celebration

9:00AM - 11:59PM  

Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation will join in celebrating Lag B'Omer at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Indiana.…

May

14 2017

No Hebrew School

9:00AM - 11:59PM  

No Hebrew School Sunday, May 14th

May

14 2017

Lag B'Omer Picnic

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

JCC Sablowsky Pavilion
6701 Hoover Road
indianapolis, IN 46260

Join our annual Lag B'Omer family picnic and celebration.

May

15 2017

Be part of the book discussion group & speak with Barb. The book moves back and forth in time between telling the sto…

May

16 2017

JCC Board Meeting in the Cook Boardroom

May

16 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

16 2017

JCRC Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

This meeting will be held at the JCC Room A-25.

May

17 2017

Healing Service

5:45PM - 6:30PM  

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
600 W. 70th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

A Healing Service for those experiencing illness, for caregivers, for those walking the mourner's path. A contemplati…

May

17 2017

Yesod 2017 Session 6

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, is our leadership development program that combines Jewish learning and engagi…

May

17 2017

Part of the Unity Project initiative, this feature film is based on a true story. A Jewish boy from Brooklyn attends …

May

17 2017

Class: Pirkei Avot Anthology: Ethics of Our Fathers

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Pirkei Avot Anthology: Weekly exploration of Talmudic ethics, with open discussion, from the perspectives of
a multi…

May

18 2017

Last Day of Hebrew School

9:00AM - 11:59PM  

Last Day of Hebrew School Thursday, May 18th

May

18 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

18 2017

46th Annual HAI-Life Awards Dinner

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis
6602 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN

Annual fundraising dinner

May

18 2017

IHC Board Meeting

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
6501 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN

IHC Board Meeting at IHC

May

18 2017

Class on Jewish Thought & Philosophy

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

This class is built as a forum wherein new text, from different eras, are reviewed and discussed collectively. It is …

May

19 2017

Final Day to Register for Early Childhood Summer Camp at Beth-El Zedeck

 

Joan L Waldman
600 West 70th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Registration for Summer Camp 2017 at the Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center has now begun. Session 2: July 3 -…

May

19 2017

IndyChai Goes to Nefesh Shabbat

6:15PM - 9:15PM  

Join IHC's 20s & 30s group at Nefesh Shabbat, a service filled with soulful music. Services begin at 6:15, so try to …

May

20 2017

Shabbat Morning Class

8:30AM - 9:00AM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Letter of Nahmanides: In depth study of one of the most elegant guides to spiritual refinement and
preparation for e…

May

21 2017

Walk for the Walkers

10:00AM - 2:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
6510 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Three of our male congregants walk 4 miles each way to Shul every Shabbos. Our walk is in honor of them. The walk wil…

May

21 2017

Ruth Nitsun Early Childhood Library Dedication Ceremony

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Hasten Hebrew Academy
6602 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Dedication ceremony for the new Early Childhood Library.

May

21 2017

CBS Book Club "An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"

2:00PM - 3:30PM  


1955 Rhettsbury St.
Carmel, indiana, 46032

Nosh and enjoy the company of others who have started or completed this interesting read by Phyllis Chester.

May

21 2017

BJE Dalet Graduation

5:00PM - 6:00PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Dalet Graduation Ceremony in Laikin auditorium 5:00-6:00 p.m. Graduation party in BJE Domont auditorium 6:00-8:00 p.m.

May

21 2017

DALET Graduation Day

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

DALET Graduation Day Sunday, May 21st 2017 @ 5pm

May

22 2017

Professional Development Series Kickoff

6:00PM - 7:00PM  

JCC - Room A22
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

*Join JPRO Indiana for professional networking and share your input as we:
-Uncover common challenges faced each day…

May

22 2017

Laikin Auditorium
Details coming

May

22 2017

Scott Turow

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Program is 7:00 - 8:15 VIP reception is 5:4 5- 6:45

May

23 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

23 2017

ISRAEL TALKS

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JCC

Monthly Israel Talks Program
Joint initiative of the Israeli Shliach program (JFGI) and the JCRC

May

24 2017

BEZ ECC Pre-K Graduation Ceremony and Celebration

10:00AM - 11:45AM  

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
600 W. 70th Street
Indianapolis, IN

Graduation ceremony and celebration for our Early Childhood Center Pre-K children.

May

24 2017

At the end of you will have completed a post card that can be mailed!

May

24 2017

Class: Pirkei Avot Anthology: Ethics of Our Fathers

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Pirkei Avot Anthology: Weekly exploration of Talmudic ethics, with open discussion, from the perspectives of
a multi…

May

25 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

25 2017

Yesod 2017 Session 7

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, is our leadership development program that combines Jewish learning and engagi…

May

25 2017

Class on Jewish Thought & Philosophy

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

This class is built as a forum wherein new text, from different eras, are reviewed and discussed collectively. It is …

May

26 2017

Kavod Culture Club

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

JCC - Room A-25
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join our Kavod group for monthly Culture Club at the JCC! You can participate in workshops and art classes, play game…

May

27 2017

Shabbat Morning Class

8:30AM - 9:00AM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Letter of Nahmanides: In depth study of one of the most elegant guides to spiritual refinement and
preparation for e…

May

27 2017

Special Oneg celebrating Shavuot

9:00AM - 11:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join us for Shabbat services, followed by a special Oneg celebrating the holiday of Shavuot.

May

28 2017

Memorial Day Observance @ Etz Chaim's Cemetery Honoring War Veterans

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

Etz Chaim Cemetery

Indianapolis, IN

Join us as we honor War Veterans in a Memorial Day Observance at Etz Chaim Cemetery.

May

29 2017

Memorial Day

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

 
May

30 2017

Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

JCC - Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join the Libby Fogle Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at the JCC for great food and conversation with frien…

May

30 2017

Erev Shavuot Services

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Etz Chaim will have services on Erev Shavuot. Times to be updated.

May

30 2017

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Service and Discussion Group

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

CBS Multipurpose Building
4545 Northwestern
Zionsville, IN 46032

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Service will be followed by an interesting Study Group led by Rabbi Halpern at the CBS Multipurpo…

May

31 2017

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Jun

1 2017

Shavuot Services

9:00AM - 8:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join us for Shavuot services. Times to be updated.

May

31 2017

to
Jun

1 2017

Shavuot

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

 
May

31 2017

Class: Pirkei Avot Anthology: Ethics of Our Fathers

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation
6939 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN

Pirkei Avot Anthology: Weekly exploration of Talmudic ethics, with open discussion, from the perspectives of
a multi…