Elul 5760 September 1- 29_ 2000

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                             Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Religious School Newsletter
                                         November 1, 2009 – January 3 2010
                                             Cheshvan 5770 – Tevet 5770
 Refridge-O-Grams are published every other month. Please keep this Refridge-O-Gram for future reference.
                FRIDAY                                     SATURDAY                                    SUNDAY
October 30                                   October 31                                  November 1
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Religious School 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Grade 3 FLEX
                                                                                        Book Fair
                                                                                        Grade 9 Car Wash Sales**
                                                                                        NOTE: Reset clocks before going to bed
November 6                                   November 7                                  November 8
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Religious School 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Grade 4 FLEX
                                                                                        Book Fair
                                                                                        Grade 9 Car Wash Sales**
November 13                                  November 14                                November 15
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m. (5:30 Oneg)       Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Religious School 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
Family Night Service                         Torah Study 9:00 a.m.                      Grade 4 FLEX
1st Graders Participate                      Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Blood Drive
Jiffty Lock-In**                             Second Shabbat Second Service 10:30 a.m.   Grade 9 Car Wash Sales**
                                             7th Grade Visits Candles Museum            K-3 Family Tour, 3:00-5:00 p.m.**
                                                                                        (no grade 7)
November 20                                  November 21                                November 22
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Religious School 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
Expert in Our Midst – Dr. Lou Cantor         Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Grade 4 FLEX
                                             Ariel Lowinsky Bar Mitzvah*                Book Club – 11:30 a.m.
November 27                                   November 28                               November 29
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     No Religious School – Thanksgiving Break
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.
December 4                                    December 5                                December 6
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Consecration Workshop
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Rishonim Chanukah Party, 1:30 p.m.**
                                             Family Havdalah, 4:00 p.m.**
December 11                                  December 12                                December 13
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m. (5:30 Oneg)       Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     Religious School 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
Consecration                                 Torah Study 9:00 a.m.                      Grade 2 FLEX
Chanukah 1st Candle                          Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.                Latkes for all Students!
                                             Second Shabbat Second Service 10:30 a.m.   PATT
                                                                                        Crooked Creek Collection**
                                                                                        K-3 Families Tour Indy, 11:00 a.m.**
December 18                                  December 19                                December 20
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     No Religious School – Winter Break
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.
Chanukah 8th Candle                          Alex Kleiman Bar Mitzvah*
 December 25                                 December 26                                December 27
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     No Religious School – Winter Break
                                             Torah Study 9:00 a.m.
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.
January 1                                    January 2                                   January 3
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.                   Tanakh Study 9:00 a.m.                     No Religious School – Winter Break
                                             Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m.
*We congratulate these IHC students as they celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
**Look for Detailed information in this Refridge-O-Gram

NOTE: Reset clocks before going to bed November 1
 We hope and expect that students stay until the end of the session. If, however, you must pick your child up
 early, please follow the following procedure.
• Come into the Religious School office to sign your child out. This is similar to the procedure followed in
     most secular schools.
• You will be given a pink slip to give to the teacher. This notes that you have signed your child out. Teachers
     will not release a child without this form.
 Many thanks for your cooperation!

Holiday shopping made EASY!
   • Never know what to give the newspaper man? Car wash coupons
   • Hair dresser? Car wash coupons
   • Chanukah for the college kids? Car wash coupons (locations in Indy, Ft Wayne, Kokomo, Lafayette,
      Terre Haute, Cinci, Dayton)
   • Housekeepers? Car wash coupons

In November, the 9th grade class will sell Mike’s Car Wash coupons to raise
money for the New York trip next fall.

Coupons will be available for sale throughout the entire month of November. To
find a happy freshman willing to sell you car wash coupons, look for them on any Sunday morning at the
temple throughout November. Buy early and buy often!

Each coupon is $8.00, with $4.00 going back to IHC.
              Sally Shapiro – 431-5958
              Alix Litwack -- 574-1878
              Co-Chairs Car Wash Fundraiser 2009
Temple Library
Book Fair – Visit us on Sundays, November 1 and November 8 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Social Hall. It is your
                        opportunity to purchase books for family, friends, and for yourself. We will be having
                        samples of Meet Rebecca, the new American Girls book series and also the mini doll
                        which you can order. In addition, we always have a family friendly mix of books and
                        other media. Several of the Religious School classes will have a chance to look at the
                        books so your children may bring home wish lists. Feel free to contact Evelyn with any
                        questions or if you can’t get back to the Fair in time for a purchase contact me by
                        Monday, November 9. See you at the Fair!
Library Books - As always, please try to get your children’s library books returned on time so other students
can borrow therm. Many of you know that our books have yellow or red labels on the spine which helps make
them easy to locate.
  Last, but not least, we are planning the ever popular annual Reading Incentive program between January and
March 2010. More details will be forthcoming.
  Questions? Contact Evelyn Pockrass, Librarian 255-6647, x217
Help save a life by donating blood on November 15 when the Bloodmobile will be at IHC
from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. To register, or for more information, contact Bess Walter, 471-
8919 or Thanks to Bess and IHC’s Sisterhood for sponsoring
the blood drive. [Did you know that the Indiana Blood Center partners with Magen David
Adom, the national blood program of Israel, thus securing Israel’s blood supply in the case
of national disaster?]

Toys, Clothes & Household Goods Collection
Sunday, December 13 – 8:45-1:00
Bring your gently used toys, clothes and household goods to IHC on December 13th (No
food please.) Donations will benefit Crooked Creek Multi-Service Center for their Holiday
Bazaar. Contact Stefany Mitlak, 253-0964 to volunteer to help sort donations.

We are also collecting used PC's, printers, monitors and cables for Wings for West
Africa. Wings collects, reformats, refurbishes and ships computers to schools in
communities in rural West Africa that lack access to the Internet.


               Save your soda can pop-tabs and bring them to IHC. Donations will be taken to the Ronald
               McDonald house to be recycled with the proceeds benefitting the families who utilize this
               wonderful facility. Special thanks to Julie and Aarin Burt, project coordinators.

We are also collecting Capri Sun pouches. These pouches provide funds for our Religious School.

IHC Sisterhood News and Upcoming Dates for November and December
 Month of November - Sisterhood Hanukah Collection for a Need Family - watch for Information
   • Blood Drive - November 15 at IHC - contact Bess Walter
   • Fireside Get Together at The Knit Shop - knit or just enjoy a night out - Monday - December 7 - contact
      Sonja Kantor
   • January upcoming evening - Dancing with the Jewish Stars- dancing, dinner and a night out - watch for
      your invitation and our celebrity stars!!!

               Open from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays when school is in session, the Judaica Shop offers
               a large selection of ritual objects, gifts, books and music.

Join us for interesting topics and lively discussions once a month. The next two meetings are Tuesday,
November 25 and Tuesday, December 23 at 4:00 pm. For more information or to be added to the group, contact
Elaine Arffa, Program Coordinator, at; or 255.6647 ext 262.

Model the importance of Jewish education by participating in IHC’s classes.
  • Questions? Contact Marcia Goldstein x 213 or
  • To register contact IHC’s main office 255-6647

Cooking with IHC Celebrity Chefs -- (3 sessions)
Tuesdays, November 17 – December 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Join three well-known IHC chefs, Sandy Adland, Rabbi Jon Adland and Bruce Signer, as they teach you
how to make famous Jewish delicacies: challah, matzah balls and kugel. Bring a dinner to enjoy while you
wait for your creations to cook. Enrollment limited to 14 participants.
         Instructors: Rabbi Adland, Sandy Adland, Bruce Signer
         Fee*: $35 members; $40 non-members (Fee includes all cooking supplies & ingredients.)

Modern Jewish History -- (6 sessions)
(Basic Judaism Class)
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 16, 6:30 p.m.
This class will focus on the seminal events in Judaism and Jewish life during the modern years beginning with the French Revolution.
We will look at the creation of the various Jewish denominations, Jewish life in America, Zionism, immigration, the Holocaust, Israel
and more.
         Instructor: Rabbi Jon Adland
         Fee*: $40

Desperate Housewives of the Bible II -- (6 sessions)
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 16, 6:30 p.m.
While most Jews are familiar with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and other men of the Bible, little is known about their wives.
Learn about the women behind these men from Biblical and Rabbinic texts. While it may not be Wisteria Lane, these women have
some very special stories.
        Instructor: Cantor Janice Roger
        Fee*: $40 members / $50 non-members

Hebrew Reading -- (6 weeks)
Tuesdays, January 6 – February 10, 6:30 p.m.
For those who know the aleph-bet but need assistance reading basic prayers. Fluency and accuracy will be built through practice in an
easy-going, non-threatening classroom atmosphere.
         Instructor: Marv Goldstein
         Fee*: $40 members / $50 non-members

Make Your Own Tallit -- (4 sessions)
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Cathy Kravitz, a professional artist, will guide you as you design and make your own beautiful tallit or one as a special gift. Use a kit we
provide for you or bring your own fabric. No sewing skills necessary. Fun and creative!
         Instructor: Cathy Kravitz
         Fee*: $50 members / $60 non-member

Your Teen and Sex
Wednesday, February 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Talking to teens (especially your own!) about sex is often an uncomfortable and difficult event. This workshop, facilitated by Marcia
Goldstein and Leslie Montgomery of Planned Parenthood, will provide tools to enhance these discussions, help parents acknowledge
their child’s sexuality and answer questions. Open to every parent, this evening is especially important for families with teens
participating in the Derech Torah Sexuality Kallah (February 6 and 7).
No fee but registration requested.
Save the dates!

 •   Sunday, November 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
     K-3 Families Tour Indy and hits up Ben & Ari’s for a fun afternoon of games and miniature bowling on
     Sunday, November 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM! Cost is $10/person; please RSVP to Shana by Wednesday,
     November 11 by calling IHC or emailing

 •   November 13-14
     It’s time again for the Annual JiFFTY Lock-In! Join us for services at 6 PM,
     Friday, November 13, then continue on with us for a night of fun at IHC!
     Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 10 to Shana.

 •   November 13-15
     IFTY heads to Columbus for North Subs! Register at
     Username: nftyov and Password: Bessie. Please contact Shana for transportation information.

 •   Friday, December 4@ 5:30 p.m.
     Tot Shabbat Enjoys the Festival of Lights:   We are going to be preparing for Chanukah by enjoying some
     sufganyot and making our own Chanukah hats! Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 1st.

 •   Saturday, December 5 @ 4:00 p.m.
     IHC is having a Family Havdallah! Join us as we welcome in the new week with fun and laughter, food and
     crafts. Recognize the separation between Shabbat and the beginning of our week by making great crafts and
     decorations and enjoying a small oneg. Following our activities, we will enjoy an intimate Havdallah service
     with our friends and families. Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 1st.

 •   Sunday, December 6 @ 1:30 p.m.
     Rishonim will be having a Chanukah party! Come on over after class to enjoy latkes, sufganyot, dancing,
     crafts, puzzles, and a few games of dreidel! This event is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. The
     toys will be donated to Crooked Creek to help another family enjoy the holidays. Please RSVP by Tuesday,
     December 1st.

 •   Sunday, December 6 @ 1:30 p.m.
     Also at this time, IFTY will be having their December board meeting. Any member of IFTY is welcome, so
     join us in the YAC!

 •   Saturday, December 12 – Time TBA
     It is time for the annual IFTY Latke In! Join us, as IFTY welcomes members from all over the Ohio Valley
     region to celebrate Chanukah and enjoy some latke made by Rabbi Adland! This is a fun overnight with
     opportunities for Social Action, Derech Torah credit, and best of all: many new friends! Please contact Shana
     Honigberg or a member of IFTY for details on this event. RSVPs needed by Tuesday, December 8th.

 •   Sunday, December 13 @ 11:30
     Our K-3 Families Tour Indy series heads home with a Chanukah party at IHC! We will have activities for
     parents and kids alike, as well as latkes and sufganyot for everyone!

 For more information on any of these programs, please call or email Shana Honigberg.

            Shana Honigberg
            Youth Programming Coordinator
            Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
            317.255.6647 ext. 304

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