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Old 01-21-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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We are a Jewish family possibly relocating to the Indianapolis area. We have three children ages 13, 10, and 3. What elementary/middle/high schools have a good population of Jewish children? Also, what neighborhoods might have larger Jewish populations?

Is Indianapolis a Jewish friendly area or is there a lot of antisemitism?
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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While I'm not Jewish, I think you'd find that Indy is Jewish-friendly. The Jewish community here is not very large, but it is notable. Many of the area's Jews seem to reside on the Northwest side north of 60th, west of Meridian and east of Ditch roads. Many have also started to migrate to Carmel.

The Hasten Hebrew Academy offers Orthodox Jewish education through the 8th Grade: Hasten Hebrew Academy - Home

A few other Indy Jewish institutions:

Shapiro's Deli - Serving the Indianapolis Area for over 100 years
JCC Indy
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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no anti-semitism! There isn't a Jewish neighborhood in Indy per se ... the temples tend to be concentrated on the north side, in the meridian hills area. I did a quick google and found these.


Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation - a progressive congregation
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck - conservative
Congregation B'nai Torah - orthodox

This is the newest temple. It's located in Carmel, a suburb just north of Indy:
: Home

And the JCC is a great place!

JCC Indy

As far as public schools ... with temples located on the north side, and a temple in Carmel, I'd start there.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Honolulu/ Seattle-Bellevue/ Cupertino, Cali
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I have two jewish friends in my grad program. They're from Belarussia, so they're not the typical american jewish people.

But from what they've told me, a lot of the jewish people live in Carmel area or the northern parts of near Meridian Street. One of the friend lives in Carmel, the other lives near Pike Township/Zionsville (??).
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Default Anti-Sematism

We had a Jewish mayor in the 80s. We have very little anti-sematism. Every major denomination has a synaogogue in the area (and some have two).
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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no anti-semitism! There isn't a Jewish neighborhood in Indy per se ... the temples tend to be concentrated on the north side, in the meridian hills area. I did a quick google and found these.


Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation - a progressive congregation
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck - conservative
Congregation B'nai Torah - orthodox

This is the newest temple. It's located in Carmel, a suburb just north of Indy:
: Home

And the JCC is a great place!

JCC Indy

As far as public schools ... with temples located on the north side, and a temple in Carmel, I'd start there.
While that may be true now, I don't know about that in regards to the past. I lived in North Willow Farms the large incorporated housing development between Ditch and Township line Rd's during the nineties. I think we may have been one of maybe ten Christian families in the whole development. No Christmas lights, all of my friends celebrated Hanukah, and most individuals identified with being Jewish despite a lack of regular Temple service. If any neighborhood could have been identified as being Jewish, it definitely would have been North Willow.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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Default Oh Yeah

There is no lack of regular service. There is daily minyan at several synagogues (orthodox and conservative/reconstructionist).

Also, I did not answer the first part of your question. You may want to consider the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis.

100% of the appx 200 children are jewish. It is a community school supported by the federation. And it is excellent, consistantly ranked as one of the top few schools (of ALL schools) in the state.

I hope this helps.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I'm Jewish and I've never witnessed any direct anti-semitism. I live downtown but the other posters are right about the concentration of Jews on the north and NW sides of town. I don't spend much time or know that many people that live in Carmel so I can't comment on that.
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