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...

President’s Remarks – Rosh Hashanah 5778/2017

President’s Remarks Rosh Hashanah 5778/2017 Shanah Tovah! Thank you, Rabbi Brett and thank you dear friends for the honor of serving as President of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. 5777 has been an amazing year at IHC! We bid farewell and warmly welcomed, we...

President’s Blog – Nu? What’s New?

In an article titled, “What Is Reform Judaism?” Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, identified five religious principles that distinguish Reform Judaism: Reform Jews are committed to a Judaism that changes and adapts to the needs...