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Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Liturgical Hebrew, Tuesday, February 18-March 25, 6:00 p.m.
Explore the language and themes found in the Shabbat siddur with Rabbi Brett Krichiver.
Sundays with the Rabbi, Sundays, February 16 and 23, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Join Rabbi Krichiver for a stimulating discussion enhanced by a bagel and lox breakfast.
Holiday Workshops: Passover
Passover 101, Tuesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m.: How to Conduct a Meaningful Seder with Rabbi Nadia Siritsky
Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.: Recipes for the Soul & Stomach of Passover: Music and Meal Ideas with Cantor Janice Roger.
Sunday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.: Breaking the Mold: Creative Ideas for Seders with Rabbi Brett Krichiver
For more information or to RSVP contact Marcia Goldstein at or 317.255.6647.

Bnai Torah
Daily Prayer Services
Prayer services are offered every morning, afternoon and evening. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:00 a.m. For other service times, please check the calendar on our website at
B’nai Torah’s Annual Dinner, Sunday March 2
Come join us for B’nai Torah’s Annual Dinner as we honor Mark and Anna Ruth Hasten for all of their hard work and dedication to Indianapolis and the entire Jewish community.  Please call the shul office at 317.253.5253 or email the office at for more info.
Purim Seudah, Sunday, March 16, 5:00 p.m.
B’nai Torah will be holding our annual Purim Seudah. Join us to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a festive dinner with us. Please call the shul office at 317.253.5253 or email the office at for more info.

Beth-El Zedeck
Eric Kimmel, Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Children’s author and Jewish educator Eric Kimmel will present a family education. He is the author of more than 50 children’s books, including Caldecott Honor Book and Newbury Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.
What Jews Should Know About the New Testament and Jesus, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
With Dr. Ron Allen, Professor at Christian Theological Seminary and Rabbi Dennis Sasso.
February 9: What is the New Testament?
         Jesus in His Jewish Context
         Paul and the Gentile Church
February 23: One Jesus; Four Stories
            From Historical Jesus to Divine Christ
            The New Testament and Anti-Judaism (Semitism)
Family Havdalah, Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Come to Havdalah in your jammies! We’ll say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to a new week with sundaes, a service and songs.
Parent Toddler Havurah, Sunday, February 23, 9:45 a.m
Gathering for families with children from toddler to pre-k. Experience Judaism through songs and crafts. RSVP to Maria Simon at 317.329.9656.
For more information on all these and other programs, visit

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews, first and third Wednesday monthly, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Book discussion with Rabbi: moral/ethical behavior, to what our  ancestors dubbed issues that define relationships between people as opposed to those defining our relationship with God, issues between grandparents/grandchildren, environment, individuals with disabilities, animals, dietary laws, Shabbat and Jewish life cycle.
Torah on the Road, last Monday monthly downtown Indianapolis at Katz & Korin, last Wednesday monthly in Zionsville at Schuckit & Associates,12:30-1:30 p.m.
Same topic each session for the month.
Judaism 101 for Adults, second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
3D@CST, first and third Sunday monthly, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Open to all teens one to two years after being called up for their B’Nai Mitzvah. Dessert, Discussion, & Debate(3 D’s) with Rabbi.
Great Voices, Sunday, February 9, 2:00 p.m. 
Back to the Theatre: Opera arias and Broadway Family Favorites Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Charlie Brown and The Lion King.
Birthday and Anniversary celebrations, First Shabbat (Friday and Saturday) monthly
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Congregation Beth Shalom
Our 2014 schedule promises to be full and engaging. Visit or event details.
Understanding the Liturgy Class, January and February
Cantor Winston leads a free, informal, seven-week class open to everyone to practice saying and singing prayers and learn their origins and how they’ve changed. Basic Hebrew reading ability is required. 
Purim Shabbat, Friday, March 14
This will be a full-family event. Enjoy food, stories, music and entertainment. The community is invited. 
Torah Study, first and third Thursday monthly
If you think torah study sounds boring, you haven’t been to one of ours. Rabbi Halpern presides on the first and third Thursday of each month with interesting topics.  
Book Club, one Sunday monthly
Like to read? Join our book club and discuss the chosen selection. Conversation is lively. 
Shabbat Worship Services, second and fourth Fridays monthly, 6:30 p.m., University High School.
We welcome the community to participate with us.


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