Back To the Building

 כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה 

Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh.

All Jews are all responsible for one another.  

Talmud Shevuot 39a

The Back to the Building Task Force and Temple leadership stay informed on recommendations by public health professionals and the mandates of government leaders. The task force updates its recommendations as COVID-19 conditions change. We are all committed to improving processes for safety on a continuing basis. 
Here are our most recent updates:
1. The past week has seen new directions from Governor Holcomb for Orange and Red counties and from Mayor Hogsett for Marion county.  IHC continues to meet or exceed COVID-19 policies and directives from local and state governments, in response to the current coronavirus surge.

The IHC office is working remotely, with a limited number of staff in the office each day.  Please click here to contact the office or call 317.255.6647.

 2. B’nai mitzvah   Our clergy continue to have individual conversations with each B’nai mitzvah family about their experience. These conversations now include not only how a family wishes to celebrate this special event, but also how to comply with all existing COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.

3. The Early Childhood Center continues its classes, and its excellent safety plans for teachers and students.  They have recently added further to their procedures for pick-ups and drop-offs, masks and disinfection of rooms, stairways and toys!  Interim Director Angela Eubanks welcomes all question about enrolling.  She can be reached at 317-255-6647 or at

4. The Sisterhood Gift Shop has added limited in person shopping to its curbside shopping, from now until Hanukkah.  In person shopping is on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1000AM – 200PM until Hanukkah, and on two Sundays, November 22 and December 6 from noon – 300PM.Please follow all instructions from Sisterhood volunteers to keep shopping safe, while you find something nice for Hanukkah!

IHC will be adding policies, procedures and your Frequently Asked Questions, as well as frequent updates to this page. In the meantime, please email us at
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward together. We hope to see you soon at services and events online!
Rabbi Brett Krichiver
Eloise Paul, President
Back to the Building Task Force
Jon Barefoot
Ken Gould
Barbara Levy
Judy Sosin
Todd Wentico
Gloria Wiser