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?






There is currently no kosher restaurant in Indianapolis. 

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





Dina Cohen: 317-414-4381 or [email protected]

Parisa Keisari:  [email protected]  or  317-331-8366

Nancy Landman: 317-727-4444  or  [email protected]

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.