As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp, October brings a sense of renewal and festivity to everyone at the JCC Indianapolis. This month is packed with a series of exciting programs, events, and, most importantly, the High Holidays. We invite you to join us in celebrating this vibrant season of reflection, community, and connection.
Upcoming High Holidays
- Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashana marks the commencement of the Jewish New Year, falling between Labor Day and Columbus Day and extending for either one or two days, depending on the particular branch of Judaism observed. While Rosh Hashana is characterized by joy and celebration, it carries a more solemn tone compared to the American New Year festivities. This holiday serves as an opportunity for introspection, to reflect on the past year’s events, and a chance to make resolutions for the year ahead.
- Yom Kippur: Yom Kippur, known as the Jewish Day of Atonement, is a solemn occasion dedicated to fasting and repentance, aiming to mend our relationship with the Creator by seeking forgiveness for the errors committed in the preceding year.
Ann Katz Festival
Join us in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts at the JCC! This remarkable three-week festival showcases renowned authors, acclaimed films, and talented local visual and performing artists. To mark this special milestone, our festival begins with a captivating dialogue between a former neo-Nazi and a second-generation Holocaust survivor, followed by an engaging evening in the company of Chasten Buttigieg, an LGBTQ+ activist and the spouse of U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg. Check out the full lineup on our Events page, and prepare to broaden your horizons while enjoying some delightful entertainment.
Our Fall Break programs offer a perfect blend of fun and learning for kindergarten through 5th-grade kids. Kids can explore exciting activities, from creative arts and crafts to interactive workshops with a different theme each day. Find out more about our School’s Out Days on our website, and don’t wait to register your kids for this exciting week!
October at the JCC Indianapolis promises to be filled with spiritual reflection, celebration, and a strong sense of community. For more information on the programs and events available at the JCC Indianapolis, contact us at (317) 251-9467 or visit our website.