Indianapolis Jewish Community Center News & Events

Rosh Hashana and Sukkot with the Rosenfelds

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Jewish Roots on Hoover Road Monica Rosenfeld and family are a strong thread in the fabric of the Indianapolis Jewish community: Her father Mark Hasten (of blessed memory) and his brother Hart co-founded Hasten Hebrew Academy 50 years ago, just down the street from the JCC on Hoover Road. Add in the fact that Congregation […]

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The J-Borhood

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The Arthur M. Glick JCC is more than a gym, an early childhood education program or a camp program; we’re a community, a J-borhood. Everyone is welcome. Meet some of the people who make us who we are. Meet Abigail, Elizabeth and Sterling Mental, emotional and social health (MESH) needs exist on a spectrum and […]

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JCC Campers Now Camp Counselors

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Some campers have so much fun at Camp JCC that they never want to leave. And when they age out? They become camp counselors! Many of them have been counselors multiple years. And the Award Goes To … A huge shout out to Sterling Zweigel who has been in camp leadership at the JCC for […]

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CampJCC Mental Health Specialists Provide Needed Service

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(Published June 30, 2022) It’s been a rough couple years for everyone, but especially school-age children. Their formative years have been disrupted, and they are still rebounding from being in school virtually for so long instead of in-person. Socially, they need more support right now to get to where kids their age typically are because […]

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Clara Keeps Swimming

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(Published June 28, 2022) Clara W. has been a swimmer for so long, she can’t remember when she started. “My parents always had me in the water,” she said. “And I grew up swimming here [at the J]. I like the atmosphere, it’s very calming.” So when Clara’s sister started working at the JCC a […]

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Kickin’ It With Kenneth

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(Published May 24, 2022) Watch Kenneth H. in either his tae kwon do class or swim lessons, and you’ll be impressed by the way he moves his legs. In warm-up stretches, he’s flexible enough to bring his foot higher than his face. Then once he starts kicking with purpose, his movements are graceful yet powerful […]

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The Klene Family: Understanding Community at the J

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Summer is fast approaching at the JCC, and that doesn’t just mean the Eskenazi Water Park will be opening soon! For families like the Klenes, it means that CampJCC (the J’s summer day camp for kids in grades K-7) is just around the corner. The Klenes at the JCC The Klene family has trusted CampJCC […]

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Meet Elliott and Linda Gold

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Looooooongtime Members Elliott and Linda Gold are fixtures at the JCC and active builders of the community. Elliott has been a JCC member more than 70 years, starting when we were located at 23rd and Meridian St. Linda joined the JCC after she and Elliott married and moved here 56 years ago. Involvement in Jewish […]

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Tips for Successful Knee Rehab

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Meet David Berman David Berman has been a member at the Indianapolis JCC since 1972 when he moved to Indianapolis after college. Prior to that, he was an 18-yr member in Louisville. He grew up at the JCC and says “the only place to be was at the J.” He even played on the JCC’s […]

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Passover Seder with the Cohens

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(Published March 29, 2022 for April 2022 eZine) This month, the Jewish members at the JCC will celebrate Passover with family and friends. For most, that means celebrating at least one night of the Seder ritual – coming together to eat, laugh and share in the Jewish tradition. For the Cohen family, that is no […]

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