Holiday Celebrations

                            L'Shana Tova!

       

                     2018/5779 High Holy Days

All are welcome at IHC for our High Holy Day services! Members received two tickets per household in their High Holy Day Guide. For guest tickets, please contact the IHC office at 317-255-6647. We suggest a donation of at least $36 per guest ticket.

 

If you can't join us at IHC for the High Holy Days, join us over the air on 88.7 FM! Click here to listen to our services live.

*Service will be broadcast on 88.7 FM.

See our High Holy Day schedule below:

Saturday, September 1 

8:00pm

Selichot Program and Service

Sunday, September 9

8:00pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service*

Monday, September 10

8:30am

Family Rosh Hashanah Service

 

9:00am

Rosh Hashanah Retreat @ GUCI

 

11:00am

Rosh Hashanah Traditional Service*

 

3:30pm

Tot Service

Tuesday, September 11

9:00am

Rosh Hashanah Second Day in the City @ Indy Reads

Sunday, September 16

2:00pm

Kever Avot: Cemetery Services

   

(Northside and Southside)

Tuesday, September 18

6:15pm

Kol Nidre Early Service*

 

8:30pm

Kol Nidre Late Service

Wednesday, September 19

8:30am

Family Yom Kippur Service (led by IFTY)

 

8:30am

Yom Kippur Nefesh Service

 

11:00am

Yom Kippur Traditional Service*

 

1:00pm

Yom Kippur Study Sessions

 

3:00pm

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

 

4:00pm

Yizkor

 

5:00pm

Neilah Service

 

5:15pm

Yom Kippur Tot Service

 

6:00pm

Havdalah

Sunday, September 23

Noon

Sukkot Celebration

Sunday, September 30

12:30pm

Simchat Torah Celebration

 

5:00pm

Simchat Torah Study Session

Monday, October 1

10:30am

Festival Service with Yizkor

 

Click here to download our online High Holy Day Guide.


Our congregation celebrates Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu Bishvat and Purim with special worship and, for many, special festive dinners. On the evening of Shavuot, we celebrate Confirmation with a service created by and for our special 10th grade students. Following the Confirmation, we mark Shavuot with Torah study and a cheesecake/kugel bake-off.  

High Holy Days

Leviticus 23:24, "In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, there shall be a sacred assembly, a cessation from work, a day of commemoration proclaimed by the sound of the shofar." IHC celebrates the holy days and holidays with a variety of services and opportunities. It is always best to consult the IHC calendar for exact dates, times and locations of any celebration.

Holidays and Festivals - Shlosh Regalim (Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot)

  • Services are held the first and last days of the festivals at 10:30 am. On the last day, Yizkor is included in the service.Klezmer Band1 

  • On Simchat Torah, the music is led by the 65th Street Klezmorim, our house Klezmer band, and the Torah scrolls are unrolled for all to see. The minor holidays and festivals are celebrated in a variety of ways.

  • Hanukkah is generally celebrated at home, but often there is a Shabbat dinner on the Friday night of Chanukah.

  • On Purim there is children's Purim shpiel and IFTY carnival and on the evening of Purim we hold an adult Purim celebration.

  • Yom Hashoah and Yom Ha'atzmaut are commemorated or celebrated with the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community.