Join Us for Any or All of Our Incredible Events

From our special events to reoccurring programs, there are ample opportunities to connect with your IHC Sisterhood community!

Upcoming Events:

Calling all Moms of Religious School Students

Our kids should not be the only ones having fun, we deserve a treat, too! When you drop your kids off for the Purimshpiel, come on over to the IHC tent for coffee or tea and a hamentashen, plus your chance to meet some other moms. Stay for a few minutes or for the full hour; we are about building connections! No need to rsvp; just get out of your car and join the fun. No costumes necessary, but if the mood strikes you, why not?

Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30am

Join Sisterhood at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on Wednesday, April 13 for a tour of the exhibit Jewish Merchants of Downtown Indianapolis. Ken Turchi, author of the book, will be our special guest and will share more information while we enjoy a delicious lunch. Ken’s book and this exhibit is underwritten by fellow sister Joan Wolf and her husband Walter. 
For more information and to register, click here

 

Four Wednesdays at 7pm Beginning April 20

Sisterhood is proud to co-present the upcoming Adult Ed class JEWISH HOLIDAYS THROUGH WOMEN’S STORIES. Join Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader to discuss the role women have played in the creation of the Jewish holidays and how their stories shape our holiday celebrations today. We will explore Biblical texts, food, cultural traditions, and more.
The class is included in your IHC membership and you can register by calling Beth at IHC or by emailing Beth. If you have problems with the link, Beth’s email is bethmh@ihcindy.org.

 

2022 Women’s Seder: Cancelled

While we had hoped to gather in person on April 11 for this popular annual event, we have made the tough decision to cancel the event for this year. This amazing event is best when we can celebrate our point of view together in the same room, sharing wine, food and song.  We hope to see you in 2023.

Here are our dates for our other upcoming 2022 events:

Spring Meeting                                                                 Sunday, June 12, Time TBA

 

Ongoing Programs:

Check the calendar for specific dates!

Torah Talk

Chair: Linda Hewitt

Select Wednesday mornings at 9:15 in the YAC
Check the calendar for specific dates!

Torah Talk is an informal, accessible, and interactive opportunity for adults of all levels of learning to discuss and study Judaism and its texts. Even if you have never attended Torah study, each session stands alone as a wonderful learning opportunity. Coffee and snacks are provided. For more information and to get on the email list for updates, email us!

Lilith Salon

Chair: Andrea Burnett

First Monday of each month at 6:30pm

Join us to discuss compelling articles in the “independent, Jewish, and frankly feminist magazine,” Lilith which reports on topics of “family politics, Jewish hair, race and reconciliation, new liturgies, good advice, fabulous fiction, parenting now, marriage equality, feminist philanthropy, sex, food—and so much more.”

Lilith Salon meets the first Monday of each month. The selected articles for each month’s discussion will be emailed to you in advance. Each lady is encouraged to order food and drink at their own expense. Conversation, of course, is free and quite stimulating. Email us for more information and to get on the email list for updates.

For access to the Lilith Magazine, click here!

Rosh Chodesh

VP of Religious Living, Becky Ristow

Erev Shabbat Service closest to New Month

Rosh Chodesh, or head of the month, celebrates the new Jewish month and the appearance of the new moon. The connection between Rosh Chodesh and women dates back to biblical times when tradition tells us women refused to participate in the sin of the Golden Calf and were thus rewarded with Rosh Chodesh. According to kabbalistic teachings, women share a special relationship with the moon, and as such they have special reason to celebrate Rosh Chodesh. Each month a Sisterhood member will announce the Rosh Chodesh with a personal reading to celebrate women and share this observance with the community.

We are looking for volunteers to be Rosh Chodesh readers throughout the year. Readers work with Cantor Aviva Marer to incorporate passages, poem, or writings for the monthly presentation.