For the 40+ crowd! Join Rabbi Dennis Sasso for Cocktail Judaism, an explosive mixture of conversation, humor, and spirits. The next meeting is Monday, May 1 (note the change from Thursday to Monday) at Athens on 86th. Angela Adams, immigration attorney and former president of the Immigrant Welcome Center, and Terri Morris Downs, Executive Director of the Immigrant Welcome Center, will be joining us to discuss, “Immigration: Legal and Moral Challenges and Opportunities.” R.S.V.P. requested; call the synagogue office at (317) 253-3441 or e-mail Jennifer Hodes at jhodes {at} bez613(.)org.

A contemplative and musical service FOR ALL with Rabbi Shelley Goldman, including those experiencing illness, caregivers, and those walking the mourner’s path. This service will be Wednesdays, April 26, May 17,  June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 15, and December 20 at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome.

Jewish Legends

Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso and Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso were among the first cohort of Indiana Jewish leaders to be recognized by the Indiana Jewish Historical Society as “Hoosier Jewish Legends.”  The recognition was presented at the Annual Meeting of the IJHS on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Broadmoor Country Club.

Rabbis Dennis and Sandy Sasso came to Indianapolis in 1977 and have made their mark not only upon Congregation Beth-El Zedeck but in the civic and interfaith communities of our state, as well as nationally and internationally.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso was born in Philadelphia and Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso is a native of Panama, Republic of Panama.  They were both ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974.  Both rabbis are recipients of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor awarded by the Governor of the State of Indiana.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the author of many children’s books and writes on the subject of children’s and women’s spirituality.  Since she became Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in 2013, she has led the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts initiative at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary, a project underwritten by the Lilly Endowment.

Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso is Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and is an affiliate professor of Jewish studies at Christian Theological Seminary and author of academic and popular articles on Judaism, interfaith and civic concerns. They both write a column for the Indianapolis Star.

Other honorees included:  *Max Einstandig (Terre Haute), Leonard Goldstein (Fort Wayne), *Dr. Louis Lemberger (Indianapolis), *Frank Newman (Indianapolis), *Lawrence Reuben (Indianapolis), *Helen Schwartz (Muncie), Martin Schwartz (Muncie), *Elizabeth Weinberg (Madison).



Click here for Rabbis Dennis’s and Sandy’s remarks.

Sermons from this year’s High Holy Days are now available! Visit our Worship schedule page to read each sermon: “Joy by Proxy” from the first day of Rosh Hashanah, “Name That Shul: Zedeck” from the second day of Rosh Hashanah, “The Oy and the Joy” from Kol Nidre, and “Name That Shul: Beth-El” from Yom Kippur. If you would like a hard copy of the sermons, please call the synagogue office at 317-253-3441.

Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Alpert-Solotken Library

Join Rabbi Shelley Goldman every Shabbat morning to engage with our people’s most sacred text, and a few other texts for good measure! We will follow the weekly parsha, but will likely focus on a small delectable nugget each week.

Join us for Friday Night Live the first Friday of the month, featuring spiritually uplifting music to welcome Shabbat. Cantor Melissa Cohen and the Beth-El band will lead us in lively and spirited songs sure to enhance your Shabbat experience!

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