Sermons from this year’s High Holy Days are now available! Visit our Worship schedule page to read each sermon: “Who Created Judaism?” from the first day of Rosh Hashanah, “What’s In a Name?” from the second day of Rosh Hashanah, “…To Forgive Is Human” from Kol Nidre, and “How Are You Jewish?” from Yom Kippur. If you would like a hard copy of the sermons, please call the synagogue office at 317-253-3441.  Read More →

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to Noon, September 27; October 4 & 11 The High Holy Days are over, but Judaism continues…. This conversation is for the post-PG-13 adult crowd.  Your kids are post Bar/Bat Mitzvah; they are in high school or college; you are empty-nesters and have unanswered questions or new questions about Judaism borne out of parenting, grand parenting, losses and gains and other life experiences. Join in a mature, no-holds-barred conversation with Rabbi Dennis Sasso about Jewish belief, spirituality, prayer, practice and identity.  Read More →

Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Shabbat B’reyshit, the Shabbat on which we begin the yearly cycle of the reading of the Torah, is a special time indeed.  The opening statement, “Let there be light,” is full of paradox and hidden meanings.  Cantor Emeritus Bob Zalkin will lead us, using the deep intuitions of story and song, in an exploration aimed at the heart, as well as the brain.  Be stirred by stories and songs of the Ba’al Shem Tov and Levi Yitschok of Berditchev.  Accompanied by Charles Manning.  Read More →

  Saturday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m. Artsgarden at the Circle Center Mall An afternoon of art, music, poetry, and dance inspired by the Biblical stories of Jacob’s dreams with on-going presentations throughout the festival.  Select artists from the “Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts” seminar, a program of Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary and directed by Rabbi Sandy E. Sasso, will engage the public with interactive displays and performances in a dream-like space.  The program is presented by Congregation Beth-El Zedeck with support from... [Read more]

August 12, 2015 We, the undersigned leaders of the Indiana Jewish Community, are saddened by recent painful events in Israel – the knife attack on six people at the Jerusalem LGBTQ Pride Parade that killed 16-year old Shira Banki, and seriously injured five others, and the arson attack on a Palestinian family that killed Ali Dawabshe, a toddler, and a week later his father, Saad, severely burning two other members of the family.  We offer our condolences to their families for the devastating losses.  We grieve with them for Shira and Ali’s lives, so brutally ended... [Read more]