Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Christmas Day Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis For almost 30 years, Beth-El Zedeck congregants have organized volunteers to cook and serve meals on Christmas Day.  Volunteers prepare a full turkey dinner in their homes and spend Christmas Day at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen feeding those in need.  This example of Tikkun Olam also affords the priceless gift of family time on a special holiday to the regular kitchen workers and exemplifies our synagogue’s continued commitment to the welfare of Indianapolis.  This program was the... [Read more]

October 3, 2017 Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso We gather as a community of concerned citizens and people of faith to express our grief at the recent mass killing tragedy in Las Vegas.  We offer our sympathies to the families of the victims, our sorrow over the senseless loss of life and our prayers for the healing and recovery of the hundreds wounded. The wounds are not only physical; they go to the very core of our hearts and souls. When tragedies of this nature occur, the tendency is to blame the incident on the mental health and emotional instability of the culprit.  Treating... [Read more]

Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Parent/Toddler Havurah is now in its 17th year! The Havurah has been designed to introduce young children and their parents to Jewish holidays and themes, to assist with the creation of a strong Jewish identity, and to give families in the Indianapolis area a chance to meet and form friendships. This program is designed for families with children from the age of one through Pre-K, though all are welcome! This is a parent-participation class, so please plan to have at least one parent, grandparent, or adult with... [Read more]

If you are interested in chanting Torah or Haftarah for Shabbat and Festivals, please contact Cantor Melissa Cohen at mcohen {at} bez613(.)org var mailNode = document.getElementById('emob-zpbura@orm613.bet-62'); var linkNode = document.createElement('a'); linkNode.setAttribute('href', "mailto:%6D%63%6F%68%65%6E%40%62%65%7A%36%31%33%2E%6F%72%67"); tNode = document.createTextNode("mcohen {at} bez613(.)org"); linkNode.appendChild(tNode); linkNode.setAttribute('id', "emob-zpbura@orm613.bet-62"); mailNode.parentNode.replaceChild(linkNode, mailNode); ... [Read more]

A contemplative and musical Healing Service will be Wednesday, December 13 at 5:45 p.m. in the Alpert-Solotken Library at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.  Whether you’re there to attend an evening minyan, enjoy the chanting, say Kaddish for a loved one, or wish healing for others and yourself, you’re welcome!  Please RSVP to Rabbi Shelley Goldman at sgoldman {at} bez613(.)org var mailNode = document.getElementById('emob-ftbyqzna@orm613.bet-15'); var linkNode = document.createElement('a'); linkNode.setAttribute('href', "mailto:%73%67%6F%6C%64%6D%61%6E%40%62%65%7A%36%31%33%2E%6F%72%67"); ... [Read more]