Small Groups

For the most current meeting times, see our master calendar.

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. 

Caring Community

Taking care of our congregants is of the upmost 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 at [email protected].

Tanakh Study 
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. For more information, contact the main office at 317.255.6647.

Torah Talk 
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. For more information, email [email protected]

Lilith Salon 
Meetings: First Monday of the 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." We meet on the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at a restaurant. Ladies are encouraged to order their own food and drink, at their expense. Conversation is free and quite stimulating. You do not need to be a Sisterhood member to join this group, but you do need to purchase a subscription to the Lilith Magazine. For more information, email [email protected]

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 at [email protected]
Click here to read about the Jewish Response to Climate Change.
Click here to read the sermon from the Adamah Shabbat on May 20, 2016.
lick here to see how H-IPL is helping congregations use energy prudently. 
Click here to see fun facts on solid waste. 

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. For more information, contact Marcia Goldstein at [email protected].

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. For more information, contact Donna Segal at 317.251.8178 or [email protected]

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. For more information about IHC's Softball team, contact Rick Goldstein at [email protected]

Jewish Book Club 
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, at noon 

Discuss selected Jewish fiction and biographies in a conversational setting. Hour-long meetings are lively and informative. Contact Evelyn Pockrass, Librarian at [email protected], for details about specific dates and books.