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IndyChai is a fun, accepting community of Jewish young professionals in their 20s and 30s who belong to or who have reached out to IHC. All are welcome!
The goal of IndyChai is to create a sense of community with Jewish young professionals in Indianapolis, whether you’re affiliated with a synagogue or not. Our main focuses are to provide fun and exciting social events with Jewish spiritual content and to develop social action initiatives throughout the Indianapolis community.
We understand that a Jewish connection is important to Jewish young professionals in Indy, and we strive to offer new and unique events, like Beer Havdalah and Shabbat in the City.
IHC Mitzvah Stitchers
Meetings: Sunday mornings during Religious School and first Tuesday of the month
Do you like to knit and crochet, do needlepoint, sew or quilt? Join us in making the fabric of our community stronger! The IHC Mitzvah Stitchers get together on Sunday mornings during Religious School and at Needle Nights on the first Tuesday of the month to stitch, kvetch, and make beautiful things to help others. We love to teach beginners, so no experience is necessary!
For more information, call the IHC Main office at 317.255.6647.
LAF (Life After Fifty)
Meetings: See master calendar for upcoming events
Welcome to LAF – Life After Fifty – IHC’s new social program for the “more mature” members of the congregation, age 50+. Our goal is to provide you – whether single, married, divorced, or widowed – an opportunity to connect with other congregants by building on existing friendships and encouraging new ones. We’ve been busy listening to suggestions, planning some fun events, and looking ahead to the future.
Taking care of our congregants is of the utmost importance. As a member of the Caring Community, you can serve on the committee and help plan future services, lead the weekly Remembrance Service, deliver flowers or food to those in need, or help those returning home after a hospital stay. For more information contact Norm Sider.
Meetings: Saturday mornings, 9:00am
IHC clergy lead a weekly study group exploring the Tanakh from a religious, literary, and socio-historical perspective, seeking greater insight into this age-old, yet timeless text.
Meetings: Select Wednesdays, 9:30am
Stop by the YAC for an engaging and fresh introduction to Jewish text and sources, always stimulating and relevant. Look for specific dates on IHC’s website calendar. This class is sponsored by Sisterhood.
Adamah (Earth) Initiative
Meetings: Second Thursday of the month, 5:00-6:00pm at IHC
Join IHC members to discuss reducing energy consumption and waste, food waste prevention, recycling and composting, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), food health, and wellness. We plan to work with our religious school to implement programming on climate activism and environmental justice. We also hope to build partnerships with other IHC committees and much more! For more information about this group, contact Dori Chandler.
News & Nosh
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 4:00pm
Join fellow congregants for a lively and often provocative discussion each month when News and Nosh meets to share thoughts on timely subjects or thought-provoking articles from newspapers, magazines, or other periodicals. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm at Donatos on 86th and Ditch. All congregants are welcome.
IHC Softball League
Meetings: Sunday mornings at JCC
IHC fields a first-class team in the Indianapolis inter-congregational Men’s Softball League. The League plays on Sunday mornings at the Arthur M. Glick JCC.