Synagogue Community News July 2014

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Taste of Judaism
September 16, 23, 30, 6:00 p.m.
Whet your appetite for a three-session exploration of Judaism: spirituality, values and people. A Taste of Judaism offers a modern Jewish perspective on living in today’s complicated world. No charge. For reservations contact the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Education office at 317.255.6647 extension 219.

B’nai Torah’s Annual Dinner

You are invited to B’nai Torah’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, August 24 as they honor Mark and Anna Ruth Hasten for their hard work and dedication to Indianapolis and the entire Jewish community. Call the shul office at 317.253.5253 or email the office at for more info.
Service Times
B’nai Torah offers services every morning, afternoon and evening. Shabbat morning, services begin at 9:15 a.m. For other service times, please check our website at
B’nai Torah offers a variety of classes each week. For all of our regular weekly classes, please refer to our website.

Congregation Beth Shalom

New Congregation Beth Shalom Religious School
Beth Shalom’s religious school begins this fall for
children ages 3 and up with personal bar/bat mitzvah assessment and training by our own clergy. If you have a child or children you would like to enroll, please
contact Rabbi Halpern or Cantor Winston as soon as possible at
Jewish Film Festival
The first annual Jewish Film Festival May 3-10 was a success! Congregation Beth Shalom was immensely proud to be a driving force behind this important community event, and thanks all who sponsored or attended.  Planning for the 2015 Jewish Film Festival is already underway. Stay tuned!
Other Events
Check CBS’s website at for other plans, which include a summer movie and picnic, high holiday schedule, break the fast, food drive and progressive dinner. CBS holds book club and Torah study monthly, plus Shabbat services every second and fourth Friday at 6:30 p.m. at University High School open to all. 

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Early Childhood Registration Open
The new school year begins Wednesday, August 13 with flexible times, a creative curriculum and enriching arts. Contact Joanie Waldman at 317.259.6854 or for more information.
Summer Splashin’ Shabbat
Friday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.
Plan to come to this outdoor family service with lots of music, storytelling, water and fun!
Kol Haneshamah
Friday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate in an inspiring and participatory Shabbat experience for the whole community.
14th Annual Tablesettings from Around the World
Sunday and Monday, August 10 and 11
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The menu for this event will include area designers, florists, decorators and retailers who will join together to display china, glassware, silver, linens and floral designs for the community to view. $10/ticket

For more information on all these and other programs, visit

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

Are you under the age of 30? The new CST Young Associate membership opportunity is for you! CST realizes that the future growth of our Jewish community is the importance of your affiliation with a synagogue. They would love for you to become part of their CST family and find a place you can feel at home. The Young Associate dues category is $100 and includes a seat for high holidays. Call the CST office at 317.733.2169 for an application.  
Hebrew School
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
With a successful inaugural year under their belt, registration for next CST Hebrew school year is open until Thursday, July 31. Children in third grade are required to start this program and complete the four year program, plus one year with Rabbi Sendrow. In order to participate, families must be dues-paying members in good standing at CST.
Religious School
Sundays 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration is now open for next school year. Forms available at



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