Holiday Celebrations

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 20
6:00 p.m. Minhah
6:15 p.m. Evening Service

First Day Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21
9:30 a.m. Morning Service
4:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Family Service – An interactive, family-friendly service and story with the Shir Ami choir
5:30 p.m. Tashlikh – A peaceful service of renewal at the Kulwin Pond
5:45 p.m. Evening Service

Second Day Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 22
9:30 a.m. Morning Service (Open Seating)

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre
Friday, September 29
6:45 p.m. Minhah
7:00 p.m. Kol Nidre Service

Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
9:30 a.m. Morning Service
2:00 p.m. Afternoon Minhah sService
4:00 p.m. Yom Kippur Afternoon Conversation, “The Ethics of Speech: Civil Rights and the Language of Hate”
5:30 p.m. Family Service – A family-friendly service led by our Dor l’Dor students (6th and 7th graders)
6:15 p.m. Neilah

Sukkot/Simhat Torah

Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4 at 5:45 p.m.  – Traditional service in the Kaufman-Schuchman Chapel

Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m.  – Family Sukkot Festival 
Brief, family-friendly service at the Sukkah followed by hayride, bounce house, campfire, and cookout at Uncle Davy’s Cabin
Fee $10/adult, $7/senior (65+), $5/ child (2-12), no charge for kids under 2  Click for the Sukkot Family Festival flyer.

Sukkot Festival Service
Thursday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kaufman-Schuchman Chapel

Sukkah Hop
Hop around town and celebrate Sukkot at a different house each night, complete with lulav and etrog, Kiddush, some nosh, and plenty of schmoozing! Contact the synagogue office at (317) 253-3441 for location information. Click for the Sukkah Hop flyer.
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 9, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Consecration and Simhat Torah Celebration
Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Max & Mae Simon Sanctuary
Family service for all ages and Consecration for our first graders. Dance with the Torah at this joyous service, followed by a festive oneg.

Sh’mini Atzeret/Simhat Torah and Yizkor Service
Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kaufman-Schuchman Chapel

We had a WICKED time at 5777/2017 Purim!


Hanukah Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, December 8 @ 6:00 p.m.
A festive, musical Shabbat service with music from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a delicious holiday meal.  Details TBA.


Adult Megillah Reading

Wednesday, February 28
Cocktail Judaism and Torah on Tap are planning something special! Details TBA.


Purim Shpiel & Carnival

Sunday, March 4 @ 9:30 a.m.
Put on your costume and join our Religious School kids for games and fun at our famous Family Purim Shpiel and Carnival.



Saturday, May 19 @ 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate with our 10th graders and their families as they confirm their commitment to Judaism in a beautiful service that includes an original Cantata.

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Sunday, May 20 @ 10:00 a.m.
Our current adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class will be called to the Torah as we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai.