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Visiting Indianapolis

Visiting Indianapolis

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We are often contacted by people who have questions while visiting Indianapolis.
 
Following are answers to some frequently asked questions:

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Do you have a kosher restaurant?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Casa Tua Bakery, certified by the Indianapolis Orthodox Board of Kashrus, located at 1323 W. 86th St., carries a full line of breads, challahs, donuts, Mexican breads, and coffee and tea. Their phone number is 317-287-4444.

 

 

 

 

Here are some suggestions of people that can prepare kosher catered meals for groups or individuals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dina Cohen: 317-414-4381 or dhasten23@msn.com

Parisa Keisari:  pkeisari@hotmail.com  or  317-331-8366

Nancy Landman: 317-727-4444  or  nrlandman@gmail.com

Please contact them directly for their kosher supervision information.

 

Q: Are there any stores selling kosher food? 

A:  The Kroger supermarket, located at 86th St. corner Township Line Rd in the northwest part of town, has a very large selection of kosher foods.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Is there an Orthodox minyan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: The Chabad Center for Jewish Life, located at 2640 W. 96th St. in Carmel, has a weekly Shabbat morning minyan, starting at at 10:00 AM, as well as on Sunday mornings, starting at 9:00 AM.

Congregation B'nai Torah, at 6510 Hoover Rd. (317-253-5253,  www.btorah.org), has a daily minyan, mornings at 7:00 AM, and evenings just before sunset. Shabbat mornings at 9:00 AM. It is Nusach Ashkenaz, and a member of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America (OU).

Congregation Etz Chaim (317-251-6220, www.etzchaimindy.org) has daily morning minyan, Monday-Friday at 7:00 AM, Shabbat at 9:00 AM (on Sundays they join the Chabad service). They are a Sephardic congregation, located on the JCC Campus on Hoover Road (in front of  Hooverwood).

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What hotels are near Chabad?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: The closest hotels to the Chabad Center are the Holiday Inn Express and Red Roof Inn at  Michigan Rd. (HWY 421) and 96th St. During the week, they are about a 10 minute drive to the Jewish neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Does Indianapolis have an eruv?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jewish community is surrounded by an eruv, enabling one to carry items outdoors on Shabbat. Click here for an exact map of the eruv. (The Chabad Center is NOT within the eruv.)

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Is there a kosher mikvah?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: There is a kosher (bor al yad bor) mikvah adjacent to Congregation B'nai Torah. Call 317-253-5253 ext. 3 for appointments, or click here for a complete schedule.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Indianapolis. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

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