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3rd Annual Israeli Film Festival

Sunday, July 15 - Thursday, July 19, 2018 The 3rd Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival explores Israeli society through fascinating, humorous, inspiring and controversial Israeli features and documentaries: Maktub, An Israeli Love Story, Shelter, The Testament,...

Board Member High Holy Day Appeal Message

L’Shana Tova to all of you - My name is Betsy Backe and I am grateful to be on your IHC Board of Directors and happy to be here to explain what our High Holy Day Appeal is. We are gathered here for a family service and KIDS, even though you are not in school today,...

President’s Remarks – Rosh Hashanah 5779/2018

When Dana and I moved to Indianapolis 17 years ago, I never thought I would be on the Board of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, let alone its President.  I say this because I did not grow up in Indianapolis, as so many of my predecessors have.  I grew up in a...

Cyle’s Adventures in Israel

Cyle Ginsberg is studying in Israel this semester as a sophomore in high school. He is sharing his journey with IHC! We will post Cyle's blogs throughout his time there as we share in his adventure, learning and cultural experinces in Israel. Cyle's first blog is...

President’s Remarks – 2018 Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining in the 2018 IHC Annual Meeting. What an incredible year we’ve had! The past year has been filled with exciting and positive change at IHC. IHC is strong and steady at a time when other synagogues around the country are shrinking, merging or...

President’s Blog – Welcome Cantor Aviva Marer!

Dear IHC Family, With great joy, it is my honor and delight to welcome Cantor Aviva Marer who is joining our community this summer as cantor of the congregation! Cantor Aviva Marer has served as Cantor and Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Emanu-El of Edison, New...

President’s Blog – Hanukkah 2017

Dear Friends, Happy Hanukkah to all of you and your families! At this time last week, Rabbi Krichiver and 16 of us gathered in Boston for the 2017 Biennial Conference of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). It was an extraordinary time of learning, singing, dancing,...

President’s Blog – Thanksgiving Day 2017

Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving! After a fantastic four-day road trip adventure from San Francisco to Indy with my older son, Ben, it is wonderful to be home and enjoying this special day with Roland, Ben, Daniel and Daniel’s girlfriend, Colleen. We will gather later...

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