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:

Hamentashen Baking

Sunday Mornings from 9am – 1:30pm on January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 & 26

It takes a village to bake our delicious hamentashen for our annual fundraiser. Please let us know you can help bake. Each week (except for MLK weeknd), we can use you the whole time from 9-1:30pm or you can do two (ish) hour shifts. No experience necessary, please bring your own apron!

Click here to sign up. Please sign up for as many weeks as you can.

Click here to order your hamentashen (by February 10)

Savory Hamentashen Baking

Thursday, March 2 from 6:30-8:30pm

Experienced baker or not, join us for a fun evening of baking (and some sips to help us get slightly baked) as we prepare and taste test some SAVORY hamentashen in preparation for our IHC’s adult Purimshpiel. Rabbi Roxanne will share some traditional (and not so traditional) thoughts about hamentashen. Sips and snacks will be provided. This is a great way to meet others!

Click here to sign up. And spread the word!

Down The Rabbit Hole: Adult Purimshpiel

Monday, March 6 from 7:00-7:00pm

Sisterhood is proud to help host this evening of merriment. 

Click here to read more about the event, sign up and volunteer. And spread the word!

Adult Education: You Want Women To Do What?
An Exploration of Jewish Teaching Concerning the Role of Women

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm Mar. 16, 23, & 30

Sisterhood is proud to partner with Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro to explore roles and expectation of women. Depending on where you look, Jewish tradition offers high praises and utter belittlement of women. How are we to understand the wide range of commentary? Join us for this exploration and discussion – all leading us to consider the role of women then and now.

IHC Members: Complimentary, Guests: $36

Contact Beth Meade-Hession to sign up. Call 317.255.6647 and ask for Beth or email her at bethmh@ihcindy.org

Ongoing Programs:

Check the calendar for specific dates!

Torah Talk

Chair: Ruth Anderson

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 12:30pm

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

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.