These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.
Join us for an Earth Day celebration!
All are invited to a special Earth Day chapel service, which will take place in Sweeney Chapel from 11:30-12:30pm. After the service, please join us in the Shelton Auditorium foyer and Cafe South for opportunities to learn about different organizations doing important ecological work and join the eco-justice effort at CTS!
Please RSVP (free!) if you’d like to bring information about a local eco-organization or if you’re interested in meeting with CTS community members to discuss the ongoing eco-justice activities at the seminary.
If you are interested in bringing information about an organization, set up is at 11:00am in the Shelton Auditorium foyer.
Lunch conversations about CTS eco-initiatives will take place in Cafe South from 12:30-1:30pm. Lunch will be available for purchase in the cafe.
Questions? Please contact Prof. Felicity Kelcourse at email@example.com.
The 8th Annual Earth Day at the J will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from noon to 5 pm.
Co-sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Citizens Energy Group, the event features 45 organizations and 60 interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities to educate and inform attendees about many Earth Day topics.
For a list of all the activities, visit https://jccindy.org/community/earth-day/
A core Jewish value is #tikkunolam, Hebrew for repairing the earth or making the world a better place. It is a natural fit for the JCC to celebrate this day as a signature event for the organization and the Indianapolis community.
More than 6,000 people of all backgrounds and faith are expected to attend, to participate and to have fun. The event is FREE, although tickets will be required for some items and activities.
NEW this year
The Green Car Show presented by Tom Wood Group featuring the all-new Jaguar I-Pace (electric), the Nissan Leaf (electric), the Porsche Panamera Turbo S (E-Hybrid), Lexus UX (hybrid) and four electric motorcycles from Tom Wood Powersports Indy (Zero Motorcycles line). And owners of the vehicles will be on hand at the Owners’ Corner. Why go GREEN? Come find out!
Earth Day at the J 5K | Prior to Earth Day at 10:30 am
This 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk kick off the day. In keeping with the theme, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. The run is topped off with everyone’s favorite nosh, the bagel (generously provided by Shapiro’s Deli)! Come for the run. Stay for the fun.
In addition to an assortment of Indy’s best food trucks, like BRICS, Market District Foodie Fleet and NYSlice and entertainment on the Main Stage sponsored by WTTS , check out beer and wine stations featuring selections from Bier Brewery North, Heineken and Sun King Brewing Company. For ages 21 and older only.
Free parking is available at
Hasten Hebrew Academy
6602 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260
600 W. 70th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Join us for a free screening of the award winning documentary, A Prayer For Compassion.
The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest to make a better world for his daughter that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”
Drawing on traditions including Christianity — evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them… (Isaiah 11:6)