Kulanu: June/July 2022

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KULANU A Magazine That Highlights "All of Us"


Meet Your New IHC Board President Dear First Time GUCI Camper The Pursuit of Social Justice


Sivan/Tammuz~Tammuz/Av 5782

At a Glance: June & July Highlighted Calendar of Events

Adult Education

Shabbat Shavuot Service and Concert with Elana Arian Friday, June 3 at 6:15pm

What Does Judaism Say About …? with Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader Fridays, June 10, July 8, and August 12 10:00-11:00am

View our most up-to-date calendar on the IHC website at ihcindy.org. Scheduled events are subject to change.

Elana Arian will join clergy on the bima at 6:15pm for our Shabbat evening service honoring the festival of Shavuot, the commemoration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Elana will then present a dynamic concert for all to enjoy. A composer, multi-instrumentalist, prayer leader, and recording artist, she inspires communities across the country with her soulful songwriting and spirit.

Megillat Ruth with Cantor Janice Roger Thursday, June 2 7:00-8:00pm

Classical and Modern Jewish Views on Abortion with Rabbi Brett Krichiver Wednesdays, June 22 & 29, July 6 & 13 7:00-8:30pm Hebrew from the Beginning (for Adults) with Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro Starting Thursday, July 14 6:00-7:00 pm

This 5 week class will be in person at IHC. It will also be available via Zoom, but in-person learning is best for Hebrew. Please obtain “Aleph Isn’t Tough” by Linda Motzkin. You can find it online for $27.95 or get a copy from IHC (there are only a few copies available). Please register by July 1. To register for all non-weekly classes, contact our assistant to the Office of Lifelong Learning Beth Meade-Hession at 317-255-6647. Classes are included with IHC membership.

Summer Gift Shop Hours The Shavuot Oneg following Elana's concert will include the return of the Cheesecake Bake Off! Enter your masterpiece, whether sweet or savory into this bake-off and your name may be the next one on the plaque. Click here to register your recipe. The deadline to participate is May 30.

Yizkor Service Sunday, June 5 at 10:30am

A remembrance ceremony held on Shavuot.

Confirmation & Shavuot Festival Service Sunday, June 5 at 5:00pm

Join with our entire congregation in a service led by our clergy with the tenth grade Confirmation class.

Sisterhood Spring Membership Meeting Sunday, June 12 from 3:00-5:00pm

All IHC women are invited to attend Sisterhood’s annual spring general membership meeting. We will need your vote to approve Sisterhood’s 2022-23 budget, slate of officers, and board of directors. There will be a delicious nosh as well. Click here to RSVP by June 5.

Pride Shabbat Friday, June 10 at 6:15pm

Create community with the LGBTQ+ community in Indianapolis at a special Shabbat service kicking off Pride weekend in Indianapolis. Join us on Shabbat morning to participate in Pride Parade and make sure the Jewish community is represented!

Juneteenth Shabbat Friday, June 17 at 6:15pm

Come share this observation with our African American church partners. Our service will feature an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of slavery in the United States.

ednesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm W Fridays, 5:15-6:15pm You can also make an appointment to shop by emailing ihcsisterhoodgiftshop1@gmail.com. Sunday Gift Shop hours of 9:30am-12:00pm will return when the Jewish Learning Program is back in session.

IHC Family News

The best efforts were taken to create the following lists since the last issue of the Kulanu. Please reach out to communications@ihcindy.org if you believe there was an omission or error.

We Celebrate the B'nai Mitzvah of: Megan Webb will be called to the Torah on June 18, 2022. Megan is entering eighth grade at Westfield Middle School. She enjoys camp at GUCI and drawing, but her passion is dance. She studies and performs all genres of dance at The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in Carmel. Her parents are Amy and Matt Webb. Megan has two younger sisters, Isabella and Molly. Dr. Debby Provisor, Leonard Voigt, and Dr. Arthur Provisor are her grandparents. Eva Gershman will be called to the Torah on June 25, 2022. Eva is entering eighth grade at Orchard School. She loves volleyball, lacrosse, track and field, viola, and taking care of her guinea pig, Winston. Eva also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her parents are Bradley and Jessica Gershman. Eva has three siblings, Gavin, Justin, and Ayla. Caleb Wain will be called to the Torah on July 30, 2022. Caleb is entering seventh grade at Fishers Junior High. He enjoys playing video games, being with his friends, and participating on his travel soccer team. His parents are Norman and Megan Wain. Caleb has four siblings: Matthew, Sam, Rachel, and Jacob.

Sienna Shapiro, Stephanie Grunwald

Sara Borek

Sam Greenfield

IHC has a rich history of raising up leaders in our youth groups who move up to serve on regional and, even, North American board. For the 2022-2023 year, NFTY Ohio Valley (NFTYOV), formerly known as OVFTY, has elected two IHC members to their board: Sienna Shapiro as President, and Stephanie Grunwald as Programming Vice-President. Both, also, served on the regional board during the 2021-2022 school year. NFTY-OV also appointed two of our members to the regional board: Sara Borek as Co-Communications Vice-President and Sam Greenfield as Temple Communications Vice-President.

We Celebrate with the Following: New IHC members Monica Allardt Jay Allardt Dr. Lauren Bell Dr. Brandon Bell Kris Breighner Jennifer Breighner Aaron Hirsch Allison Siegel Carly Traynor Sally and Mark Perlstein, who welcomed their first grandchild, Hudson, on March 18. Dana and George Sanders welcomed their first grandchild, Ethan, on April 4. Dr. Naomi Swiezy and Michael Swiezy, parents of Sarah Swiezy, who married Wade Combs at IHC on April 30.

We Note with Sorrow the Deaths of: Rose Alt Steve Brazina Donna Broder Robert Cohen Irina Dolgin Harvey Katz Ann Lowenkron David Maidenburg Karyn Romer Steven Romer


Meet Your New IHC Board President Mitch Katz

What does engagement mean to you?

When you think of IHC, what five words that come to mind? Community, Jewish, friends, prayer, and spirituality. How would you describe your personal connection to IHC? I got involved in different activities, events, and programs that were meaningful to me at the time in my life. Ranging anywhere from spirituality group, an interfaith marriage group, and religious school to committee work [and] Family Promise. As I kept doing that, I kept meeting new people and enlarging the circle of people I’m friends with at temple. So, it became more and more of a home even though most of my experiences were related to things that were important to me at that time. What skills or lessons have prepared you to take on the role of board president? I have been involved in governance; I’ve been treasurer, been on the Foundation Board, and served on the board for eight to ten years. But I have also been involved in a lot of the programs from social justice to religious school. My involvement in synagogues goes back to when I was growing up in Philadelphia. Synagogue life has always, one way or another, been a part of my life. I have also gotten to learn from some wonderful past presidents who appreciated me as well as other board members who I’ve gotten to work with. How do you see IHC entering this new era of the COVID-19 pandemic? We still have challenges. We have challenges financially as we come back from out of the COVID times. More importantly, we have an exciting challenge ahead of us as we reshape IHC for the future. Not simply because of COVID, I think [the pandemic] simply accelerated things in the world that were happening anyway. Like learning to live in remote spaces. That was already happening, but it went on fast forward because of COVID. Learning how to build relationships even though you aren’t always in the building together- that’s something that has happened over time, but again, was fast forwarded because of COVID. One of the exciting challenges for IHC is maintaining the closeness, the traditions, and the meaningful programs that we do to help people live their Jewish lives.


Engagement means connectedness. Engagement means building relationships and doing it in a way not for engagement’s sake, but because it is meaningful to you as an individual. Then through doing something that is meaningful, you engag[e] with others, relat[e] with others, grow that circle of friends, staff, clergy, and other congregantsthat’s engagement. Is there a certain part of our strategic plan that you plan to prioritize during your presidency? We listened to congregants in the listening campaign and we clearly heard people want opportunities for engagement. And I think the key word there is opportunities, more than it is engagement. I think it is making sure that we as a congregation, are giving opportunities to congregants to do a lot of different things since Judaism is so rich and wide in its offerings. There are so many ways to live a Jewish life. I think making sure we are giving opportunities where you can plug in or where there is something, you can look at some way, and say, “wow, that would be a neat thing for me.” The second is we have worked real hard as a board to reach out and hear the congregation, but I think we can always do more. I think there needs to be more outreach from board members. I want congregants to feel comfortable saying, “here’s this great idea I have, have you thought about that? Is there a way for us to do that?” And to do that, you need to be reaching out. They need to know who their board members are, they need to know where to find them. We need to be in the places they are: religious school, coming to Oneg, and hav[ing] more conversations with congregants. Not just talking about what we are doing and not just listening, but conversations with congregants. Outside of IHC, how do you spend your time? Career-wise, I’m a CPA who has built a practice around consulting as a CFO for family-owned businesses. We have 4 kids and 5 grandkids, and we love to spend time with them. I enjoy gardening, sports (I’m better at watching than doing), photography, and reading. My wife and I enjoy spending time traveling together.

To contact Mitch, you can reach him by emailing president@ihcindy.org

A Message From Your Associate Rabbi

One of the customs for the holiday Shavuot is to study the book of Ruth. The narrative begins with a famine in the land of Israel, Naomi and Elimelech go to the land of Moab in search of food. While in Moab, Naomi and Elimelech’s sons (Mahlon and Chilion) marry Moabite women Ruth and Orpah. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes this family when Elimelech dies followed by the death of both of their sons. In her grief and out of love for her daughtersin-law, Naomi urges them to return to their mother’s homes. Tearfully, Orpah obeys Naomi’s instructions and departs. However in some of the most beautiful and powerful words in our text, Ruth declares her determination to stay with Naomi. She says, “Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back and not follow you. For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus, and more may the LORD do to me if anything but death parts me from you." Ruth and Naomi travel back to Bethlehem together. Later, Ruth finds a new husband (Boaz) and the narrative ends with the birth of the baby boy Obed. Two generations later King David, Israel’s most famous King, is born into this family line. King David is thought of as Israel’s most distinguished leader who begins a new era of Israelite history. Making Ruth the progenitor of this royal line is thought of as high acclaim to Ruth for her kindness and decision to join the Israelite people.

Ruth’s words and journey are inspiring. She is not deterred when Naomi tries to push her away, instead she is resolved to stay with her in their shared grief. Ruth is a role model of resilience, strength and compassion. Living with her heartache, Ruth faces the challenge of moving forward with her life and caring for Naomi. Throughout history, Ruth has been praised for her decision to choose a Jewish life. She is the first person in the text to actively express a desire to join the Jewish people. At IHC, so many people who have made the same decision bless us. We are so enhanced by the presence of all who have chosen to be Jewish. It is always inspiring to be part of a conversion process and to help people make Judaism their own. In many ways, I believe all of us decide that we want to make a Jewish life for ourselves. It does not happen without intentional work and effort, instead we all have to choose to be Jewish and to live Jewish lives. It is such an honor to be part of this process, as we pray, study, mourn, celebrate, learn and so much more together. I am truly humbled to be part of your Jewish life and so grateful you are part of mine. L’shalom, Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader

The IHC clergy office is going through a transitional period as we search for someone to fill the opening for the full-time clergy assistant. Rabbi Chernow-Reader would love to grab a cup of coffee with you! She is holding coffee hours at Hubbard & Cravens in Broad Ripple. Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:30am June 1 & 8 July 6 & 27

If you need to get in contact with a member of our clergy team, or know something that will help us better care for our IHC Family, please email clergy.office@ihcindy.org or call the temple directly at 317-255-6647. We appreciate your patience during this time.


Confirmation Class 2022/5782 Each year, our Confirmation students are asked to craft a statement based on the prompt, “This I Believe.” Almost 15 years ago, NPR reimagined this series based on the 1950s radio program by Edward R. Murrow. With this piece, for Confirmation, we challenge our students to express what they do believe. This is not always easy for our students – so much of our culture pushes us to focus on what we declare we do not believe, rather than forcing us to articulate what we do believe. We have pushed our students to think about this deeply at this time in which they confirm their faith in Judaism and in the Jewish people. At this age of Confirmation, they are able to craft their own beliefs and express who they are and what they believe. We also purposefully assure them that what they believe now may not be what they believe in five years, or in ten, or in fifty – but that is okay and we are taught, as Jews, that we wrestle with our thoughts, with our understanding of Torah, with our belief in God. Our ancestor Jacob had his name changed to “Israel” after he wrestled with the unknown being. “Yisrael” (Israel) means to “struggle with God” – and thus, this is the nature of our faith. Here, you will see a single statement from the larger piece each of our students composed. During the Confirmation service on June 5, they will share with us their full piece. We congratulate our students and their families. Yet, we know that this is just one celebratory moment on their path through Jewish life. We wish each of them much happiness and connection throughout their journey.

"I believe that Judaism is about strong connections"

Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro Director of Lifelong Learning

"Now, when I think about feeling Jewish, I have feelings of pride and a sense of responsibility as a young adult to represent my community as an educated Jew." Ben Grant

"I believe the most important value in my Jewish identity is my ability to trust God and my own beliefs." Sarah Oancea

"I believe that Judaism has largely impacted my perspective on life."

Charlie Weinberger

Madeline Balanoff

"Part of being a Reform Jew is getting to choose what practices I implement into my life and what stories I believe in." "I believe that religion is a way of uniting people with common beliefs, as well as a way of promoting a better understanding of life, as a whole." Sam Wain


Jessie Barrett

You can honor this year's confirmands and their families in a truly meaningful way. Proceeds from the cards support the Women of Reform Judaism YES Fund as well as Sisterhood’s contributions to religious school and camp scholarships. Click here for the order form.

Rabbi Brett Krichiver, Senior Rabbi

Of all the Jewish holidays, Shavuot is likely the least well known. This is probably due to the lack of home ritual to rival building a Sukkah or hosting a Passover Seder. However, Shavuot has plenty of its own merits! At the start of each summer, this festival joins Sukkot and Passover with the third installment of the Exodus narrative. The Israelites leave Egypt during Passover, travel in small temporary shelters during Sukkot, and arrive, on Shavuot, at Mount Sinai in time to receive the Ten Commandments. Each year our Confirmation class stands at their own Sinai, leading us in services and sharing their private theological musings. The celebration that follows centers on a strange custom to specifically eat dairy, usually blintzes or cheesecake (or even bourekas). This reminds us of how Torah should be, “like milk and honey on your tongue” (Song of Songs 4:11) and God’s word, “sweeter than honey” (Psalm 19:11). This year, the IHC Cheesecake Bake Off is back! Judging will happen during the Shavuot Oneg on Friday, June 3 following services and the Elana Arian concert. The deadline to participate is May 30. Register your recipe by clicking here. This year, try your hand at making your own cheesecake, using either recipe below, or your own! Easy Cheesecake Recipe 16 oz softened cream cheese ½ cup sugar ½ tsp vanilla 2 eggs Graham cracker crust (6oz) 1)Heat oven to 325 F 2)Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs and beat just until blended. 3)Pour into crust 4)Bake 40 min or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake (for those lactose intolerant among us) Crust 6 oz graham crackers 3 tbs coconut oil (melted) 1 tbs sugar Filling ¾ cup raw cashews 2 cups vegan cream cheese (Tofutti is best) 1 ½ cups coconut cream ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup maple syrup 2 tsp corn starch (or tapioca powder) 2 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of salt Blueberry compote: 2 cups frozen blueberries 3 tbs sugar 1 tbs corn starch 1 tbs lemon juice 1/3-1/2 cup water 1)Soak cashews in hot water for 20 minutes 2)Preheat oven to 350, line the bottom of 9 inch spring-form pan with parchment paper 3)Place all crust ingredients into food processor and pulse until fine, press evenly into cake pan, set aside in the fridge 4)Drain and rinse cashews 5)Place all filling ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until very very smooth. Pour into the cake pan and tap a few times on the counter to release air bubbles. 6)Place in oven to bake for 1-1 ½ hours, until slightly browned on top. 7)Turn the oven off and leave the door ajar. Leave the cake to cool completely inside the oven. 8)Transfer to fridge to set for at least 3 hours!! 9)Add all compote ingredients to a small saucepan on low heat. Stir for 10-15 minutes, until thick. Cool before pouring onto cake.

Looking for more Shavuot recipes? Perhaps some that are more savory? Click here to find more recipes on the Reform Judaism website. You can also find information about more Shavuot customs and rituals.


Dear First Time GUCI Camper

Matt Hastings, Youth Engagement Coordinator

First, I want to welcome you to camp! You are so brave for deciding to join us out at GUCI. Don’t worry if you’re a little nervous or scared. I was too when I first went to camp. I know you’re probably thinking “Yeah Mr. Matt, but you are an adult now, it’s not the same thing.” Can I tell you a secret? I wasn’t a GUCI camper when I was a kid. My first full summer at GUCI was only last year! And I was still nervous and scared too. When I was young, I knew tons of kids who went to GUCI. They always talked about how much fun it was to be at camp. They said things like: “It’s like having a sleepover with your best friends every night!” and “We get to do so many cool things all summer long.” It seemed like a great place to spend the summer, but I spent my summers doing scout camp, sports camp, and swim team. As we all got older, I noticed that my friends who went to GUCI all stayed friends with their cabin mates. By the time we got to high school I wasn’t really friends with anyone from my old swim team or sports camp, I was still friendly with some of my scout buddies, but most scouts left the program in middle school. But my friends who went to GUCI were not only still friends with their cabin mates, now they traveled to hang out with them on other school vacations or weekends. They were still the best of friends. It seemed like a very tight knit community. With all of this in mind, I was very nervous about going to camp for my first time. I didn’t know the songs, the routines, or the Hebrew. Even the names of the buildings are in Hebrew! Would I miss my family? I was scared. And all of these fears were valid. But what I didn’t know is that none of that mattered. The GUCI community welcomed me with open arms. I knew many of the campers and staff from religious school at IHC, so I already had a few friends there, that made it easier. And many of the songs and routines are just like the ones we do at IHC in t’filah. By day 3, I felt like I had been going to camp for my whole life. In short, it’s okay to be nervous. It’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to be excited! I promise you that this will be the best summer of your life. Until next summer of course, and the one after that. Because once you spend a summer at camp, there is no place you’d rather be. See you there! Mr. Matt, GUCI Camper for Life!


GUCI 2022 At A Glance 92 campers from IHC 13 IHC members on GUCI staff 3 IHC clergy spending two weeks at camp Kallah Aleph June 10-July 10 Kallah Bet July 12- August 7 For 2022, 30 camp scholarships were distributed courtesy of Rabbi Krichiver's Discretionary Fund, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and the Kol Hamachaneh (Voice of Camp) Fund.

The Pursuit of Social Justice Social justice: the idea that all people deserve fair, equitable rights and opportunities The pursuit of social justice takes on many different forms. Historically, the month of June brings to light some of these issues: LGBTQ+ rights, addressing our nation’s past with slavery and, more recently, law enforcement reform. In this issue of the Kulanu, we want to highlight those in our IHC community who protect, stand up, and uplift the ideals of social justice in its many forms.


Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana Having a career in law was pretty much in the cards for Ken Falk. Both his father and grandfather were lawyers. A work experience at a community center in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City ultimately set Ken on the law school trajectory. “The population was either very old or first generation Jewish or Italian…” Ken shared, “every problem each person had was a legal problem.” After law school, he moved from Manhattan to Muncie, Indiana in 1980 to work for Legal Services Organization of Indiana (now Indiana Legal Services). The organization provides free legal assistance for low-income people. Ken’s clients often dealt with legal issues stemming from public benefits, renter-tenant agreements, and other aspects of the welfare system. In 1996, Ken brought his talents to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana where the “cases we do take are meant to have an impact.” At the ACLU, Ken deals exclusively with constitutional law, which for him, is one of the most remarkable things about his work. In his words, “we have this document [The Bill of Rights] that allows me to represent people who would otherwise never get a voice because of who they are.” His work has given voices to individuals like prisoners, transgender students, and those wrongly stopped by police. Even a decades-long career in law, doing what some would define as meaningful work, does not shake Ken’s humility. He does not have a ready-to-recite list of cases won and lost. He thinks he is far from being able to declare his work has repaired the world (tikkun olam). He views the Jewish value as one we strive toward, even with the knowledge it may not get fixed. That does not mean he thinks we should never start our fight for a better tomorrow. “If you see a problem, you should react to the problem. And if you think there’s a problem, probably other people agree with you.”


Shoshanna Spector, Faith in Indiana Shoshanna Spector remembers having a sense early on that this world was one worth repairing. She was raised in rural Chicagoland where there was just one small Jewish congregation. For her, the sense of community she got from temple was a fundamental experience in making that rural community feel like home. At thirteen years-old, Shoshanna was already asking big questions like, "What was the point of living?" She figured out that answer through her faith, “Judaism taught me about making an impact in the world. I wanted to live in a world where people had enough." Shoshanna started community organizing right out of college. Her career in organizing eventually brought her to Indiana in 2010. The Faith Action Network recruited her to help organize Faith in Indiana- a coalition of congregations (including Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation) that work together for racial and economic equity in Indiana. She finds that faith-based organizing centers on the shared goal of helping others live their human dignity. “We are safer when we stand up together, not hide,” something Faith in Indiana has done, and continues to do. Whether that is standing up to ICE detention centers or supporting innovative gun violence reduction programs, Faith in Indiana wants Indiana to be a place where every family can thrive. Shoshanna believes it will take all of us to get there. “Social justice is about dreaming about a better future for ourselves with our neighbors, and then coming to the table as a full participant.” She is proud that IHC has been a part of that mission, and is thankful IHC leadership reminds us that we can take action. She explains, “It is okay to dream about a different kind of future,” and, "we are acting in the interest of many when we are doing that."


UPLIFT: Family Promise For more than a quarter of a century, IHC has been a part of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis. Formerly known as the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), Family Promise is a partnership of over 50 area congregations that uplift families who are living in crisis by providing temporary shelter, meals, and supporting services. The organization has indefinitely postponed hosting guests at congregations, but is supporting families in need with its apartment shelter program. Longtime volunteers from IHC reflected on their pre-pandemic experience with the program. Why were you interested in volunteering? Judy Sosin: "After retiring, I wanted to dedicate time to the issues of hunger and homelessness. IHN is an extraordinary program." Sara Halberstadt: "I began with Family Promise when my oldest son was trying to find mitzvah projects for his Bar Mitzvah. This was over 23 years ago!" What has been your favorite responsibility/job when IHC has been a host congregation? Judy Sosin: "I started by being an overnight host and helping with set up and tear down. I became familiar with all aspects of the program and organized a housewares drive. An adjunct to that effort was transporting our collected items and helping to set up an apartment for a family." Sara Halberstadt: "I have done several of the different jobs needed and I really don’t have a favorite because they all have their benefits."

Ways to protect, stand up, and protect the ideals of social justice The Tzedek Committee was established by the IHC Board as a social justice ‘clearinghouse’ to keep track of and coordinate all of the social justice activities and advocacy efforts in which IHC members are engaged. Sarah Freeman chairs the committee, whose membership consists of representatives from several IHC committees and groups. Get involved with the temple's Brit Olam Committee. The group meets on the last Monday of the month at 7:00pm on Zoom. You can get more information about Brit Olam by emailing Andy Arenson or by clicking here. Learn more about the ACLU of Indiana and opportunities to support the organization here.

Learn more about Faith in Indiana here.

What has made your time volunteering with Family Promise so meaningful? Judy Sosin: I have met people from other churches who are so giving and caring. IHC is the only Jewish congregation participating in IHN. Sara Halberstadt: It’s always nice meeting the different families and getting to know them and realizing we are not that much different except for our circumstances. It’s also really nice to see the families and congregants enjoy each other and the children all get along with games and special events.

Find out how to support Family Promise's mission to help families in need here. Consider supporting one of IHC's many funds that focuses on social justice, which are details on page 9.

Recently, Brit Olam sent out a survey to collect information on how the congregation will pursue social justice in the future. To see some of the survey results, click here.


A message left behind by a Family Promise family on a chalkboard at IHC.

Temple Library There are several versions of “you can’t tell a book by its cover” including “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But can we say, “Don’t judge/tell a book by its title”? Dara Horn, the novelist, has written a non-fiction book entitled People Love Dead Jews: Reports From A Haunted Present, which has received awards, although the provocative title may leave many reluctant to read it. Personally, I would have preferred the title “Reports From A Haunted Present,” and the subtitle as “Do People Love Dead Jews?” Nevertheless, I decided to take the plunge and absorb the text. As one turns the pages, we realize that Horn has written essays about her encounters with antisemitism. Her ability as a writer challenges the reader to think about personal experiences and knowledge. Can we generalize the way Horn does, or should the title be a question? I do not feel Horn proved her thesis, but did find the essays informative. Horn starts with an essay critiquing promotion of Anne Frank House as a tourist attraction. In another essay, we travel with her to the freezing city of Harbin, China (which she assumes we have never heard of – not quite accurate}, built by Jews but now only one Jew remains. She also discusses events such as the shootings at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Soviet Union’s treatment of Jews, the role of Jewish literature in conveying historical aspects of Jewish life, what Horn terms as the myth/legend of name changing at Ellis Island, and the murder of Jews during Passover. Horn devotes a longer essay to Varian Fry, who helped artists and intellectuals

Evelyn Pockrass, Librarian escape from Europe in 1940 (the IHC Jewish Book Club read about Fry in Julie Orringer’s novel, The Flight Portfolio, and in the non-fiction memoir by Justus Rosenberg, The Art of Resistance). Horn also introduces the reader to a virtual viewing of an old Syrian synagogue via the historical website Diarna. She reflects on what happened in Auschwitz, Shakespeare’s portrayal of Shylock, and current synagogue and school desecrations. Horn recounts discussing events with one of her children, and ends by participating in a group that reads one page of the Talmud each day. There is a lot to think about in Horn’s writings whether or not you agree with her perspectives or strong opinions. See what you think. As always, we encourage you to look for temple Library books with labels on the spine: Children (yellow), Youth (red) Teens/Adults (white, some with dots). We appreciate your returning IHC’s library books. There’s a Jewish book waiting for you at the temple Library! Jewish Book Club Selections Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00pm via Zoom The Matzah Ball, by Jean Meltzer There will be no meeting in July. Learn more about Jewish Book Club by clicking here.


There are several ways to direct your generosity toward a fund that is most meaningful and important to you. In this issue of the Kulanu, we would like to highlight funds that support initiatives that help repair the world (tikkun olam). If you cannot decide, we appreciate a donation to the Operating Fund. The Fay Biccard Glick Fund supports IHC hunger projects. General Hunger Fund provides resources to support hunger initiatives. Interfaith Hospitality Network/Keren Ami Fund: (“Fund of my people”) provides resources to support community families in need. Shelly Shane Social Justice Fund promotes social justice in the Indianapolis community. You can learn more about giving at ihcindy.org/give.


May their memory be for blessing... June Yahrzeits

Arthur Appel 6/1/2018 David Himm 6/1/ 2019 Alexander Karsh 6/1/1965 Frederick Killen 6/1/1997 Shelly Miller 6/1/2005 Saul Rosenberg 6/1/1988 Robert Tanner 6/1/1960 Theresa Berman 6/2/1909 Irving Goldberg 6/2/2008 Elene Leeds 6/2/1995 Harold Sussman 6/2/1999 Simon Koester 6/3/1955 Alan Kranowitz 6/3/2002 Celia Miller 6/3/1949 Gertrude Reed 6/3/1997 Evelyn Richter 6/3/1982 Lynne Silbermann 6/3/1991 James Widner 6/3/1997 Minnie Atlass 6/4/1975 Lois Baker 6/4/2014 Maxine Bloom 6/4/1969 Gertrude Cohen 6/4/1919 Bertha Dushman 6/4/1988 Celia Efroymson 6/4/1922 Jeanette Gould 6/4/1948 Barbara Greenberg 6/4/2011 Rose Hays 6/4/1984 Anna Hornstein 6/4/1988 Richard Klein 6/4/1964 Gaetana Mollin 6/4/2017 Ruth Poppe 6/4/1977 M. G. Smith 6/4/2004 Martin Zukof 6/4/2004 Roslyn Crandus 6/5/2006 Maria Dohmen 6/5/2011 David Fogle 6/5/2000 Barbara Nickbarg 6/5/2007 Ruth Pryweller 6/5/2006 Susan Rabb 6/5/2014 Morris Rossen 6/5/2005 Rose Schahet 6/5/1978 Morton Shapiro 6/5/1999 Philip Zimmerman 6/5/1997 Minnie Cutler 6/6/1979 Clara Goldstein 6/6/1996 Louise Levine 6/6/2015 Earl Marvin 6/6/1991 Gerald Pryweller 6/6/1993 Julius Rosen 6/6/1934 Tillie Speyer 6/6/1972 Geneive Yaunt 6/6/1979 Harry Zukof 6/6/1979 Rose Greenwald 6/7/1987 Israel Hurwitz 6/7/1955 Bert Schechter 6/7/2013 Theodore Shonfield 6/7/2015 William Stewart 6/7/1978 Sophia Brodsky 6/8/2005 Jackie Fish 6/8/2003 Betty Fleck 6/8/2010 Cecelia Frankel 6/8/1952 Henrietta Ganser 6/8/2017 Rachel Hurwitz 6/8/1903 Gert Iskow 6/8/1989 Alice Kahn 6/8/1922 Harry Lockman 6/8/1972 Gussie Redish 6/8/1941 Nyla Shonfield 6/8/2001 Meyer Singer 6/8/1919 Eva Stiasny 6/8/2002 Bess Traugott 6/8/1962


Albert Weiss 6/8/1980 Helen Dionne 6/9/1988 Kenneth Dorrell 6/9/2016 Julius Getsung 6/9/1942 William Hene 6/9/1982 Dorothy Miller 6/9/1963 Ruth Neumann 6/9/2018 Flora Romer 6/9/1935 Ida Silver 6/9/1992 Stephanie Sutherland 6/9/1994 Suzanne Zaltsberg 6/9/2014 Marilyn Arnove 6/10/2016 Bess Blumenthal 6/10/1996 Kenneth Glaser 6/10/2018 Christina Kouzios 6/10/2010 Milda Markus 6/10/2010 Mary Mayer 6/10/1994 Esther Medias 6/10/2005 June Seidman 6/10/1997 Martin Stein 6/10/2011 Benjamin Sugarman 6/10/1980 Gertrude Werner 6/10/1980 Ethel Biller 6/11/2014 June Fisch 6/11/1993 Emanuel Kahn 6/11/2009 Emanuel Kahn Jr. 6/11/1969 Louis Lurvey 6/11/1959 Tillie Maierson 6/11/2002 Marta Stern 6/11/1989 Victor Teixler 6/11/1978 Marina Voldman 6/11/2011 Arthur Appel 6/12/1952 Alma Aronson 6/12/1971 Michael Frey 6/12/1963 Melvin Goodman 6/12/1979 John Holloway 6/12/1995 Leo Kolodin 6/12/1958 Arlen Pockrass 6/12/1993 Isaac Leventhal 6/13/1942 Vivian Pecar 6/13/2000 Phyllis Rose 6/13/2006 Pinkus Rosenberg 6/13/1972 Albert Spitzberg 6/13/1988 Marc Wagman 6/13/1972 Armin Bogar 6/14/1973 Eddy Brown 6/14/1974 Lucy Kahn 6/14/1996 Rose Levin 6/14/1967 Eunice Manders 6/14/2009 Leon Mishelow 6/14/1990 Donald Naughton 6/14/1998 Judith Perk 6/14/2017 Ruben Roth 6/14/1988 Mauna Schmutte 6/14/2011 Beatrice Sobel 6/14/1976 Eldon Berridge 6/15/2009 Rochelle Boonshaft 6/15/1984 Mac Lawson 6/15/1963 Laura Rosenberg 6/15/1989 Charles Spiegal 6/15/1962 Ben Stone 6/15/1970 Louis Wender 6/15/1962 Florence Goldberg 6/16/1991 Rakhil Grinshpun 6/16/2007 Samuel Gurwitz 6/16/1984 Florence Herman 6/16/1965 Joseph Mehlman 6/16/1986 Nathan Miller 6/16/1994 Fannie Mossler 6/16/1933 Tillye Rosenberg 6/16/1982 Jules Werner 6/16/1974 Josephine Wurzman 6/16/1974 Ray Berman 6/17/1997

Himan Pearlman 6/17/1967 Doris Solomon 6/17/1987 Morris Burnstein 6/18/1946 Henry Butterman 6/18/1994 Garson Cohen 6/18/1979 Jan Gross 6/18/2003 Alan Halpern 6/18/1971 Norman Kaplan 6/18/1999 Bertha Mehlman 6/18/1994 Brenda Messing 6/18/2014 Robert Speicher 6/18/1969 Elinor Vaprin 6/18/2004 Leopold Breisacher 6/19/1939 Anna Broxmeyer 6/19/2004 Ruth Cannon 6/19/2009 Debbie Chalfie 6/19/1983 Vivian Chernoff 6/19/2010 Stanley Cohen 6/19/2012 Dorothy Efroymson 6/19/1957 June Herman 6/19/2020 Mania Kerschenblat 6/19/1984 Bobbie Popp 6/19/2009 Dora Rosenberg 6/19/1968 Lauren Venckus 6/19/1994 Rosalie Cohn 6/20/2013 Nannette Kahn 6/20/1974 Herbert Miller 6/20/1984 Ethel Segal 6/20/1993 Dennis Stiasny 6/20/1973 David Sugarman 6/20/1978 Ida Tulkop 6/20/2012 Jessica Zimmerman 6/20/1997 Joseph Baer 6/22/2003 Bessie Goodman 6/22/1921 Manfred Kramer 6/22/2001 Lillian Polisar 6/22/2010 Anna Schmuckler 6/22/2000 Herman Strashun 6/22/1964 Francis Ziker 6/22/1975 Larry Burke 6/23/2011 Wallace Goldstein 6/23/1990 Annalee Jaffe 6/23/1912 Philip Kushner 6/23/2013 Sidney Parkans 6/23/2013 Aubrie Zelikovich 6/23/2021 Marcia Abramson 6/24/2007 Stephanie Allen 6/24/2017 Mary Bassler 6/24/1940 Martin Cannon 6/24/1950 Lucille Cohen 6/24/1989 Fannie Epstein 6/24/1977 Charles Fisch 6/24/2002 Otto Freed 6/24/2003 Norman Glazer 6/24/2011

Ada Greenberg 6/24/1944 Gladys Kaminsky 6/24/2001 Jackie Law 6/24/2019 Rohanna McCormack 6/24/2011 Minnie Roger 6/24/1975 Minna Rothchild 6/24/1931 Bessie Scheer 6/24/1990 Jacob Yosha 6/24/1989 Andy Abels 6/25/1979 Ilene Goldburg 6/25/2020 Frances Goodman 6/25/1988 Cecele James 6/25/1974 Louis Krinsky 6/25/1940 Sandra Lipp 6/25/1988 Joseph Mollin 6/25/2015 Bernard Nickbarg 6/25/1963 Harold Scheer 6/25/2014 Jacob Tesser 6/25/1971 Jack Wedgle 6/25/1994 Rosa Zimbler 6/25/1991 Pola Flax 6/26/1981 Martin Glaser 6/26/1971 Moe Katz 6/26/1982 Sam Pactor 6/26/1991 Roberta Valentine 6/26/2010 Feyga Zurkovsky 6/26/2011 Teresa Blickman 6/27/2015 Jennie Brann 6/27/1964 David Cutler 6/27/1987 Bentsion Fvenkel 6/27/2004 Ruth Hoffman 6/27/1981 Steve Horwitz 6/27/2021 Ellen Lorch 6/27/2009 Alice Markwood 6/27/2011 Rose Olshewitz 6/27/ 1937 Shelley Shane 6/27/1998 Selma Stein 6/27/2017 Karl Hene 6/28/1933 Howard Hess 6/28/2007 Alice Roth 6/28/2010 Shirley Sharpe 6/28/1969 Eleanor Anthony 6/29/1987 Ron Carlson 6/29/2013 Emil Haas 6/29/1993 Bett Hene 6/29/1963 Joseph Jacobson 6/29/1972 Benjamin Lawrence 6/29/2006 Florence Lischin 6/29/1961 Ilana Fried 6/30/2015 Eugene Friedmann 6/30/1997 William Meyers 6/30/2000 Shirley Solomon 6/30/2005 Marc Wagman 6/30/1972

Reading the name of a loved one on a yahrzeit is a way to honor them, their lives and their memory. Jewish tradition teaches that the memory of one who has lived righteously lives on for blessing. We hope the memories of your loved one will bring you consolation and lighten your grief on their yahrzeit. When a yahrzeit is observed, there is a Jewish custom to give tzedakah. This can be a donation to your favorite charity. If IHC is the charity of your choice, there is a full list of our tzedakah funds at ihcindy.org/give

May their memory be for blessing... July Yahrzeits

Joseph Ackerman 7/1/1967 Samuel Fisher 7/1/1977 Samuel Goldman 7/1/1982 Solomon Koby 7/1/1932 Amalie Lion 7/1/1988 Albert Oshrin 7/1/1979 Shirley Rosenberg 7/1/1968 Madeline Ruekberg 7/1/2004 Adella Teixler 7/1/1958 Gussie Tesser 7/1/1974 Pessia Tokar 7/1/1969 Rosa Aronchik 7/2/2009 Morris Epstein 7/2/1983 Hattie Feldman 7/2/1997 Harry Goldberg 7/2/1977 Olga Hindman 7/2/2015 Ralph Olsen 7/2/1992 Hermine Shapiro 7/2/1952 Gussie Solomon 7/2/1964 Margaret Apostle 7/3/2001 Rosa Borodaty 7/3/1970 Shirley Cohen 7/3/2016 Irene Frey 7/3/1975 Rabbi Richard Hertz 7/3/1999 Goldie Kramer 7/3/1940 Mel Micon 7/3/2000 Sigmund Asher 7/4/1948 William Gershman 7/4/2011 Suzanne Greenberg 7/4/1990 Sidney Netzorg 7/4/1939 Louis Schabler 7/4/2016 Mary Snellenberg 7/4/1949 Claudia Talesnick 7/4/1999 Rose Talesnick 7/4/1965 Marjorie Cohn 7/5/2001 Fredric Fogle 7/5/2000 Esther Schwartz 7/5/2008 Michael Waldman 7/5/2013 Ray Slaby 7/6/2020 Morris Silver 7/6/1974 Shirley Schachter 7/6/2007 Leo Lisker 7/6/2013 Abe Bartick 7/7/1983 William Caplan 7/7/1985 James Careskey 7/7/1965 Selma Cowan 7/7/1992 Jonathan Dworkin 7/7/2013 Calypso Lane 7/7/2007 Dorothy Schlesinger 7/7/1998 Maurice Weisberger 7/7/1986 Leslie Baker 7/8/1999 Judith Feldman 7/8/1993 Clara Joseph 7/8/1934 Mortimer Mann 7/8/1990 Sofiya Peysekhman 7/8/1995 Samuel Richman 7/8/1987 William Wechter 7/8/2007 Inga Beiman 7/9/2000 Mabelle Jackson 7/9/1961 Thelma Medias 7/9/1987 Arthur Rose 7/9/1941 Shirley Cohen 7/10/2016 Meyer Efroymson 7/10/1976 Jerry Paskoff 7/10/1984 Jorge Roman-Lagunas 7/10/2019 Arthur Rose 7/10/1941 Stephen Winn 7/10/2008 Shoshana Bronicki 7/11/2010 Patsy Cohen 7/11/2000

Hannah Dee 7/11/1924 S. Carroll Kahn, Jr. 7/20/2004 Beatrice Fisher 7/11/1986 Erna Lindauer 7/20/1988 Benjamin Garelick 7/11/1978 Carleen Paul 7/20/2013 Mary Harrington 7/11/2015 Susie Plew 7/20/1998 Dorothy Michaels 7/11/1981 Boris Rabin 7/20/1992 Marvin Nickbarg 7/11/2015 Anthony Berk 7/21/1988 Leopold Oesterreicher 7/11/1989 Sarah Goldberg 7/21/1964 Kathe Rothholz 7/11/1991 Edith Miller 7/21/1973 Alice Blumenthal 7/12/2018 Melanie Weiss 7/21/1988 Joseph Garmel 7/12/1965 Mary Holloway 7/22/2012 Gary Gold 7/12/2007 Bertha Immerman 7/22/1999 Celia Helford 7/12/1983 Emmanuel Meyer 7/22/1990 Ruth Kushner 7/12/2012 Saul Rabb 7/22/1976 Rose Rosen 7/12/2014 Lester Rosenthal, Jr. 7/22/2003 James Ruekberg 7/12/1988 Harry Rubenstein 7/22/1979 Arnold Satz 7/12/2009 David Scheer 7/22/2016 Margie Shane 7/12/2013 Arthur Cassell 7/23/1992 Barbara Sicanoff 7/12/2008 Roz Chall 7/23/2004 Louis Heilbrun 7/13/2012 Emanuel Fihn 7/23/1965 Philip Lasley 7/13/1991 David Friedlander 7/23/2009 Louis Lemberger 7/13/2016 Abe Jacobson 7/23/1938 Esther Paris 7/13/1970 Hyman Kulback 7/23/1994 Pauline Ressler 7/13/1944 Manuel Segal 7/23/1982 Meyer Smith 7/13/1985 Roy Snedegar 7/23/2012 Joseph Druker 7/14/1974 Sarah Vaprin 7/23/1968 Richard Falender 7/14/2001 Myron Zwick 7/24/2008 Adlah Grossman 7/14/2005 Celia Zimmerman 7/24/1981 Ida Kappelman 7/14/1981 Dennis Silverstein 7/24/1999 Bonnie Maret-Bennett 7/14/2021 Edward Sigalow 7/24/2011 Robert Rose 7/14/2001 Herman Schuchman 7/24/1977 Edward Wormser 7/14/2014 David Nelson 7/24/1980 Harold Yalowitz 7/14/1975 Regina Mendelson 7/24/1988 Monroe Alt 7/15/2011 Shirley Marks 7/24/1988 Mary Appel 7/15/2012 Rebecca Levine 7/24/1954 Harry Asher 7/15/1997 Esther Krinsky 7/24/1935 Ruth Brodey 7/15/1967 Gertrude Joseph 7/24/2016 William Hantman 7/15/1960 Rabbi William Cohen 7/24/2005 Betty Greenberg 7/16/2002 George Citizen 7/24/1987 Julia Ratzman 7/16/2001 Harry Chaifetz 7/24/2009 Carl Solomon 7/16/1985 Frank Bodner 7/24/1955 Miriam Turetzky 7/16/2019 Irving Chandler 7/25/2015 Dan Yerushalmi 7/16/2004 Willard Lefoy Comer 7/25/2015 David Baerncopf 7/17/2003 Leo Friedman 7/25/1982 James Fishman 7/17/2017 Hymie Holowitz 7/25/1975 Elizabeth Friedmann 7/17/2011 Fred Hyman 7/25/2020 Perry Goldstein 7/17/1991 Richard Kaplan 7/25/2008 Sophie Hersh 7/17/1961 Gloria Nelson 7/25/2009 Harold Jaffe 7/17/1990 Sarah Spasser 7/25/1948 Sylvia Lefkovitz 7/17/1994 Evelyn Ungar 7/25/2020 Charles Levine 7/17/1987 Samuel Winograd 7/25/1979 Marcia Levine 7/17/1987 Miriam Adolph 7/26/1997 Louis Logan 7/17/1990 Joseph Ehrenwald 7/26/1945 Lawrence Mayer 7/17/1973 Jean Goodman 7/26/1964 Benjamin Shapiro 7/17/1954 Molly Jacobs 7/26/2012 Herman Vaprin 7/17/1986 Mack Katz 7/26/1991 Betty Vinson 7/17/2012 Dorothy Meyers 7/26/2020 Vivia Weinberg 7/17/2006 Walter Moos 7/26/2009 Samuel Wolfson 7/17/1984 Bess Perk 7/26/1957 Sol Bodner 7/18/1955 Phil Rosentraub 7/26/1984 Herschel Cohen 7/18/1998 Albert Schierhorst 7/26/2007 Milton Ettinger 7/18/1968 Adele Silver 7/26/1999 Joseph Wiener 7/18/2002 Clyde Sussman 7/26/2016 Samuel Ancel 7/19/1934 Ben Broock 7/27/2007 Jack Bulloff 7/19/2002 Jean Dover 7/27/2012 Robert Fruehman 7/19/1988 Ryan Fritsche 7/27/2007 Florence Jacobson 7/19/2011 Ronetta Kahn 7/27/2001 Rose Jaffe 7/19/1961 Sydell Lewis 7/27/2001 Bruce Lewis 7/19/2016 Dorothy Mantel 7/27/2005 Goodman Miller 7/19/2011 Anna Mell 7/27/1979 Morris Dee 7/20/1948 Philip Pecar 7/27/2000 Richard Jacobs 7/20/2006 Ruth Rosenberg 7/27/2002

William Stein 7/27/1989 Lev Veygman 7/27/1986 Jacob Hays 7/28/1972 Herbert Larman 7/28/1991 Harry Lazerov 7/28/1984 Bernard Sosin 7/28/1996 Jodi Wrubel 7/28/1969 Gloria Baerncopf 7/29/2008 Charles Efroymson, Sr. 7/29/1992 James Feeney 7/29/2002 Irving Rockmore 7/29/1979 Stephanie Seleman 7/29/1996 David Black 7/30/1976 Bert Jaffe 7/30/1948 Eugena Kantina 7/30/1987 Wendy Mossler 7/30/2009 Rose Rappaport 7/30/2014 Janet Rothbard 7/30/1998 Percy Segal 7/30/2002 Roger Sergeant 7/30/2000 Andrew Bartick 7/31/2002 Lillian Cutler 7/31/1992 Charles Epstein 7/31/2013 Morris Fishman 7/31/1931 Lisl Fruehman 7/31/1998 Rachel Gitsis 7/31/1994 Moses Goldberg 7/31/1935 Rosalyn Rifkin 7/31/1982 Albert Simon 7/31/2005 Fyodor Zamorsky 7/31/2004


Temple Donations CONFIRMATION PROJECTS FUNDS DEAN SABLOSKY YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP Memory of Joyce & William Romer Blair Adam Karsch Family YOUTH PROJECTS FUNDS SPITZBERG FAMILY YOUTH FUND FOR ISRAEL Memory of Michael Weiss Susan & Bob Garelick LIBRARY & ARCHIVES FUND JOSEPH CANTOR LIBRARY Memory of Mary Aptowitz Forrest Gatrell IHC FOUNDATION FUNDS KOL HAMACHANEH “A CALL TO JEWISH CAMPING” Memory of Uncle Harvey Pattinger Family DISCRETIONARY FUNDS SENIOR RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY Will & Meital Wurster Honor of Sarah Swiezy & Wade Combs The Swiezy Family Memory of Frank Giles Lynn Giles & Family Memory of Ann Finkel Ken Finkel ASSOCIATE RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY Honor of Elon Yuckman Sheila & Timothy Yuckman CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY Memory of Frank Giles Lynn Giles & Family RABBI/DIRECTOR OF LIFELONG LEARNING DISCRETIONARY Memory of Ann Lowenkron Carol Bogar

TEMPLE GENERAL FUNDS TEMPLE GENERAL FUND Anonymous David Gray Antonio Zavattini Memory of Karyn & Steve Romer Patti & Roland Dorson Memory of William Halpern Coyene Halpern Memory of Donna Schuchman Border Betsy & Jim Backe ELAINE AND GERRY ARFFA STAFF APPRECIATION FUND Memory of Elaine & Gerry Arffa The Swiezy Family THE CANTOR JANICE L. ROGER MUSIC AND CULTURAL ARTS FUND Memory of Karyn Romer Diane Lutz Dorit Paul Memory of Barbara Myers Dodie Stein YAHRZEIT MEMORIAL & CEMETERY FUND Steve & Kelly Bodner Memory of Ronald Popp Anonymous Memory of Marijane Popp Anonymous Memory of Sandy Sirkus Liz & Brad Cohen Memory of Anna Lisker Nelson Libby Goble Memory of Max Nelson Libby Goble CEMETERY FUND APPEAL Anonymous Anonymous Robert & Susan Garelick Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund Laurence Baker Linda Leviton & Robert Newman Paul Family Foundation Memory of Robert & Shirley Careskey Breisacher & Careskey Families Memory of Irving Joel Freeman Laurie & Eddie Freeman Memory of Sharyn Fihma Fihma Family

CEMETERY FUND APPEAL (Continued) Memory of Ernest & Marilyn Roth Barbara Roth Luskin Memory of Barney & Maurice Kantor Diane Phillips, Sophie Kantor & David Kantor Memory of Sol & Rose Baker Lesley J. Levin Memory of Sol & Rose Baker Sandra Zeckel Memory of Wendy Weidberg Benny Weidberg Memory of Dr. A. Ebner Blatt & Mrs. Berenice Blatt Joe & David Blatt Memory of Freyda Erdberg Mary Jo & Natan Erdberg Memory of Rachael Hope Valentine Michael A. Valentine Memory of Cecile S. & Harry A. Feirberg Terri Kiser Cristy Memory of Donald S. Marer Howard Marer Memory of Art & Helen Barrett Dr. Lesley Barrett Olswang & Dr. Steven Olswang Memory of Helen & Philip Fichman Nancy Fichman Shorr & Lynn Fichman Savag Memory of Rose & Louis Talesnick Nancy Fichman Shorr & Lynn Fichman Savage Memory of Donald C. Fisher Myra M. Fisher, Edie & Jeff Fisher, Lori & Elliott Schankerman Memory of Ernest & Marilyn Roth Judy Roth & Stu Weg Memory of Alan Lieberman Marlene Lieberman SOCIAL JUSTICE HUNGER PROGRAM Yevgeniy Linnik Honor of LJ & Jeff Abrams Nomi Sherwin Memory of Shirley & Robert Careskey Blair Adam Karsch Family SECOND HELPINGS Memory of Karyn & Steve Romer Sally Cotlar GLEANERS FOOD BANK Memory of Karyn Romer Phyllis Raphael Levin Memory of Frank Giles Lynn Giles Memory of Michael Silbert Denise & Robert Silbert


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Kabbalat Shabbat service Fridays at 6:15pm Nefesh Shabbat Service Every third Friday at 6:15pm Shabbat Morning Service Saturdays at 10:30am when there is a b'nai mitzvah service

We have survived the pandemic and have grown even stronger. Let’s come together to celebrate, stand up for IHC, honor our partnership with Rabbi Brett Krichiver, and to continue all that we do with your support. Please mark your calendars now for: Friday, November 4 Celebration Shabbat with Special Oneg Shabbat Saturday, November 5 "Stand Up for IHC" An Evening of Community, Comedy & Charity featuring renowned comedian Joel Chasnoff at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville

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