Synagogue Community News April 2014

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
Yom HaShoah Service, Sunday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Congregation Shaarey Tefilla. Congregation Shaarey Tefilla cordially invites the entire community to a special service for Yom HaShoah v’HaG’vurah, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism. Rabbis and cantors from our local congregations have been invited to participate. The service will feature students from the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis presenting a program based on their grandparents’ Holocaust experiences, a candle lighting ceremony with survivors and their descendants, as well as readings and musical selections. We hope all who read this will join us as we honor the lives of those who survived and the memories of the six million who did not.
Music at Shaarey Tefilla, Monday April 28, 7:30 p.m. Solo Pianist Jerome Lowenthal, music by Mendelssohn & Rochberg, “A pianist in the grand manner.” - The New York Times.

Beth-El Zedeck
The Dog Days of Summer Early Childhood Summer Camp 2014
Registration is now open! Join us for one or both summer sessions, June 2-27 and June 30-July 25, for ages 12 months through 5 years. Contact Joanie Waldman at or 317.259.6854 for more information.
Where Great Things Come In Small Packages—2014-2015 School Year. The school year begins August 13, 2014 with flexible times, a creative curriculum and enriching arts. Contact Joanie Waldman for more information.
Post Passover Pasta Palooza, Friday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of Passover with a fun family friendly service followed by a pasta dinner. Watch our website for more details and to register.
Special Shabbat Service, Friday, May 9, 6:00 p.m. Join us for a special Shabbat service honoring High School Seniors, Religious School Teachers and Board of Directors. Special oneg to follow.
For more information on all these and other programs, visit

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
IndyChai Young Jewish Professionals Community-Wide Post Passover Pizza Party, Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Break Passover at Roselli’s with pizza and fun! Last year there was standing room only! Contact Rabbi Nadia at or go on Facebook for more information!
Shavuot Celebration, Tuesday, June, 3 6:15 p.m. Celebrate with our third annual cheesecake and kugel bake-off, opportunities to study and learn and a brief service led by our clergy with the confirmation class.
Jazz Shabbat Under the Stars, Friday, July 11, 6:15 p.m., location TBA. Experience Shabbat prayers in a non-traditional way—jazzed up and sitting under the stars. Details coming at
Early Childhood Center Director Position Available. IHC is accepting resumes for the Early Childhood Center Director. If you or someone you know has a passion for working with children and families and might be interested in applying, the position description link is on our website,, on the right hand side of the site under NEWS.

Bnai Torah
Service Times. We offer services every morning, afternoon and evening. Shabbat morning, services begin at 9:00 a.m. For other service times, please check our website at
Classes. B’nai Torah offers a variety of classes each week. For all of our regular weekly classes, please refer to our website.
Shavuot Learning, Tuesday, June 3. On the first night of Shavuot, B’nai Torah is having an all-night learning session beginning around midnight. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Rabbi Gettinger at
Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday May 11. B’nai Torah’s Men’s Club is honoring mothers with a Sunday brunch. More details can be found on our websiteor by contacting the shul office at

Congregation Beth Shalom
February: The first graduates of the Understanding the Liturgy class taught by Cantor Winston led worship services and received diplomas at a gala Shabbat celebration on Friday, February 28. Additional liturgy classes are being planned.
March: Tot Shabbat was on Saturday, March 8. We hold these several times a year for the little ones. Book club met March 9. Book club meets monthly. Saturday, March 15 everyone enjoyed an outrageous Purim Extravaganza with Havdalah, food, activities for the entire family and a hilarious Purim skit. Friday, March 28 saw a special New Member Shabbat, plus a noted speaker in honor of Disability Awareness Month.
Upcoming Events: In addition to regular worship services the second and fourth Fridays will be a barbecue in the park and summer movie and picnic. See our website at for full details.


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