9 2016

Homing the Houseless: a Spirit & Place Event

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Wednesday, November 9 • 6:30—9pm • Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Presented by Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation with promotional support from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention

Watch the "Road to Eden" and reflect with filmmaker Doug Passon (who grew up at IHC) on the connection between homelessness, spirituality, and holiday of Sukkot. Rooted in the Jewish calendar, but welcoming to all faith traditions, Homing the Houseless explores the meaning of Sukkot and our obligations to “the other” through film, music, and conversation.

“Road to Eden” documents beloved Jewish musician Dan Nichols' journey through the Deep South to celebrate the Jewish festival of Sukkot and explore its deeper meaning and relevance to modern Jewish life. On the road, he confronts issues of homelessness, immigration, interfaith relations, environmental concerns, Middle East turmoil, and civil rights, reminding us all that we are still trying to reach the "Promised Land" together. Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, along with our partners invite people from all religious backgrounds to view the film and then engage in a Q&A session with filmmaker Doug Passon and musician Dan Nichols (attendance TBD).

Join in on this dialogue about our obligations to secure a home for our neighbors, globally and locally. This event is free and open to the public! Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested at

*Please bring hand warmers, socks, and winter wear including thermal underwear (biggest need sizes L and XL) to donate in order to help our promotional partner CHIP keep our city warm this winter!