If you are interested in chanting Torah or Haftarah for Shabbat and Festivals, please contact Cantor Melissa Cohen at mcohen {at} bez613(.)org or (317) 253-3441. Expert and novices alike are encouraged to participate!

The Jewish Community Study is currently underway! When you see “Count Me Indy” on your landline or (317) 981-2303 on your cell phone, please answer the call and stay on the line, or ask to reschedule. Your answers will shape the future of our vibrant Jewish community!

June 4-18

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (IHC) will be hosting families who are temporarily homeless through the Family Promise organization, and they need your help! Volunteers are needed to be drivers and to serve as dinner hosts. For more information, call Mitch Katz at (317) 828-2155. To see volunteer opportunities available, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49a9a92baa8-ihcfamily.

Saturday, June 10

Join the Greater Indianapolis Jewish Community at the Circle City IN Pride Festival. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of St. Clair and College Avenue to have a short service, march in the parade, and then staff the booth with information for those attending the festival. To sign up for the parade, visit http://bit.ly/2rqgd3J, and to sign up to help staff the table, visit http://bit.ly/2qR8DCT.


August 13 and 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Local designers, florists, decorators, and retailers will join together to display innovative tablescapes. Tickets are available at the door. Visit Congregation Beth-El Zedeck on Facebook to see photos of the gorgeous 2016 tables.

for those in their 20s and 30s

Saturday, June 10

Torah on Tap will share a Shabbat Picnic at the Indy Pride Festival. Please R.S.V.P. to Rabbi Shelley Goldman at (317) 253-3441 for more information.

at Uncle Davy’s Cabin on Friday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an outdoor, family-friendly service on the beautiful grounds of Beth-El Zedeck, followed by a picnic dinner. Service runs parallel to the regular Friday evening service. Visit http://bez613.org/worship/special-shabbatot/ for more information and the flyer to sign up.

Saturday, May 27 following Shabbat services

Join co-chairpersons Sid and Sharon Mishkin for great songs from Fiddler on the Roof, sung by our own Cantor Melissa Cohen, Bob Schneider, and the Kol Zimra Choir. Sharon and her committee will prepare and serve the best $5 lunch in America. Call the synagogue at (317) 253-3441 to make your reservation.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the Simon Celebration Hall at Beth-El Zedeck

Join Beth-El Zedeck member Jacqui Goldstein for PiYo! PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility
advantages of yoga. This is a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. It might even sharpen your mind and spirit! Please bring your own mat.

No charge, but a Tzedakah box will be available to support a Beth-El Zedeck fund or program to be decided by the group.

For the 40+ crowd! Join Rabbi Dennis Sasso for Cocktail Judaism, an explosive mixture of conversation, humor, and spirits. The next meeting is Monday, June 5  at 7:30 p.m. at Athens on 86th. Our own Naomi Pescovitz, WTHR Eyewitness News Weekend Anchor, will join us in conversation on “Reporting the News in an Age of Alternative Facts.”

Cocktail Judaism will meet again on Monday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Athens on 86th. Beth-El Zedeck members Rebecca Geyer and Dr. Aaron Carroll will join our conversation on “Health Care Today: Medical and Legal Perspectives.”

R.S.V.P. requested; call the synagogue office at (317) 253-3441 or e-mail Jennifer Hodes at jhodes {at} bez613(.)orgPlease note: Athens on 86th is not open for dinner on Monday night. Coffee and desserts are compliments of the synagogue.