Synagogue Community News Dec 2014

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Adult Education Classes
The ABC’s of Being Jewish: Tuesdays, starting January 20, 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to join IHC for  a six-session class about basic Judaism. Tuition: $30.
Sundays with the Rabbi: Sunday, January 11 and 25, 9:30 a.m. Learn while enjoying lox and bagels. No fee. Register via the form on IHC’s website,, or call 317.255.6647.
Contact Marcia Goldstein at for more information.
Second Sunday Concerts
Sunday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. Jimmy and Janice Sing the Great American Songbook. Free and open to all.
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.  Shawn Goodman Jazz Quartet.
Concert made possible by the generosity of Brotherhood and Sisterhood and the Cantor Janice L. Roger Music Fund. Free and open to all.
Tot Shabbat: Fourth Friday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Shabbat time for kids ages 0-6 years old. Kid friendly food. RSVP to Ashley at 317.254.2186.

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Hanukah Service and Dinner: Friday, December 12, 6:00 p.m. Featuring magician Don Miller. Light the menorah and savor a delicious holiday meal catered by Sisterhood with help from Men’s Club. Enjoy with latkes, and prepare for the Festival of Lights. Price TBA.
Shabbat Shirah: Friday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Shabbat Shirah (the Sabbath of Song) with a spirited service filled with song featuring Kol Zimra, Beth-El Zedeck’s adult choir, directed by Cantorial Associate Melissa Cohen. Shabbat Shirah recalls the triumph of the Exodus as our people rejoiced in song after crossing the sea to freedom.
Beth-El Zedeck Art Auction: Saturday, January 31
Fine art, memorabilia, and more! All pieces matted and framed. Time TBA.
Save the Date: The Four Firsts: Women Rabbis in American Judaism: Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.  Panel discussion with Rabbi Sally Priesand, Reform; Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Reconstructionist; Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Conservative; Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Orthodox; moderated by Dr. Gary Zola.

Congregation Beth Shalom

Year Of Growth
Following hiring of our Rabbi and Cantor last year, family units have increased in number by over 40 percent. This fall we began religious school for children ages 3 and up with bar/bat mitzvah training by our clergy. To accommodate this growth we have leased a space for administrative duties, classes and meetings. 
CBS produced the 2014 Jewish Film Festival and will be the driving force behind this important community event in 2015. We sponsored the Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts and adopted two families for Chanukah through the Jewish Federation Adopt-a-Family program. We regularly partner with Popsie’s Pantry and will undertake more social action projects in 2015. 

Other 2015 activities include a Chinese dinner, the ever-popular Barbecue Shabbat in the Park, break the fast, building/decorating a Sukkah, and a progressive dinner along with regular book club and Torah study.
Shabbat services are every second and fourth Friday at 6:30 p.m. at University High School, and are open to all. 
Visit our website at for more information.


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