Small Groups

We are currently exploring forming small groups based on common interests. You will be hearing more about our small groups initiative in the coming year. 

Mitzvah Stitchers 

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 firstTuesday 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, contact Cantor Janice Roger [email protected]

Tanakh Study 

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 [email protected]

Torah Talk 

Select Wednesdays, 9:15am 
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 

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 typically meet the third Wednesday, every other month, at 6:oo pm, alternating between IHC and a member's home. 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 

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 for to see fun facts on solid waste. 


Akiva Club

A new group at IHC has been created for people who have converted to Judaism, are in the process of conversion or are curious about it. There are so many interesting and unique stories, challenges and breakthroughs on our journeys toward and through choosing a Jewish life. This group's goal is to share those with each other. The Akiva Club aims to meet once every few months for casual conversation and discussion. It is a relaxed place to talk, relate and form new friendships. We look forward to growing and developing the group further into 2016 and 2017! If you are interested in more information about the Akiva Club, please email Elizabeth Wertz at [email protected]

News & Nosh 

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 in Room 212 at IHC. All congregants are welcome. For more information, contact Donna Segal at (317) 251-8178 or [email protected]

IHC Softball League 

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 

2nd Tuesday of each month, 12 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.

Blogs to Follow

IHC President: Creating Connections

Follow Patti Freeman Dorson, Board President as she blogs about IHC!