Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Welcome

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We welcome you to our website and hope that you will visit our congregation. We are truly a family at the Temple. Young, old, single, married -- all have found a home with us. It is our hope that you will share the joy of Jewish living and learning with us, too. Our name means "unity and peace," two characteristics we feel you'll find at Achduth Vesholom.

Our roots date back to 1848, distinguishing us as the oldest Jewish congregation in Indiana and a charter member of the Reform Movement. Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Javier E. Cattapan, we welcome all who seek knowledge about Judaism or a relationship with the Jewish faith and people.

As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, we are linked to a worldwide community of progressive Jews who value the freedom of the individual to choose a personal way to God. As a congregation, we are warmly open to the traditional riches of the Jewish past, while continuously looking for ways to build a creative and meaningful Jewish future. Find out more about Reform Judaism.

The congregation views itself as a community of members who support one another in times of difficulty, share life's blessings at times of joy and work together to bring about tikkun olam, the betterment of the world around us. We offer a wide range of worship services, educational opportunities, cultural programs, social events and community activities. See our calendar for all the latest events.

Take a virtual tour of the Temple, see a little bit about our history, join us for services or other events, make a donation to one of our funds, browse our children's book collection, or contact us. We also invite you to learn more about our vision for the future: Campus at 5200.

  

Religious School Registration Is Open!

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Register today for a great year of Jewish learning in our Religious School! We're now enrolling children age 3 through high school. Classes begin on Sunday, September 7. Find out more about Junior Youth Group for students in grades 6-8, FOrTY for high school students in grades 9-12, PJ Shabbat for children in first grade and younger with their families, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes.

Come To The Cabaret, Friends!

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Join us for a free evening of music, comedy, and desserts on Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m. at the Temple. Featured performers include a comedy troupe led by Manny Silverman (PG13), music of all sorts including Francie Zucco, a string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (with Betsy Gephart and David Rezits), Stan Levine, Maestro Robert Nance on the keyboard, and Rabbi Cattapan and Kris Gray for the grand finale.

Please call (260) 744-4245 to make your reservations before Monday, September 1 so that we have enough food for all. The evening is for adults only (21 and over). There will be a goodwill offering. Thank you to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for its support.

Happening at the Temple

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Please join us for services, programs and events. Here are some upcoming highlights. See our calendar for more complete listings and RSVP information. "Like" us on Facebook.

Religious School registration is underway! Enroll your child age 3 through high school in a great year of Jewish learning. Classes begin on Sunday, September 7. Find out more about our school.


The September Bulletin is now available on our website, along with past issues. This month's Member Spotlight shares the story of Tal's Ben-Yehoshua's summer in Israel and the sound of rockets.

Please support the Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays social action project. We're collecting donations of packages of paper napkins, boxes of tissue, and canned tuna for our Head Start families.

Stop the Sirens! Stand with Israel! Donate funds to this critical effort.

Want to become a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom? Contact us at (260) 744-4245.

Check out the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library in its temporary space in the lobby (in the former Temple Gift Shop) on Sunday mornings beginning September 7 or on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Find out how you can be a Friend of the Library and sign up here.




Order forms will be available in mid-September for our 13th annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser. The big day is Thursday, October 30!

NFTY Ohio Valley Leaderships for high school students will be held on Labor Day Weekend. Find out more about FOrTY.

Volunteer to be part of the Jewish community's involvement in Interfaith Build. The start
date is now Friday, September 5. Find out more.
  
Interested in receiving updates of Campus at 5200 events? Email us at office@TempleCAV.org.

The Ligonier Historical Society is hosting a celebration on Sunday, August 31 to mark the 125th anniversary of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and to dedicate an Indiana Historical Marker on the property.

Our Junior Youth Group will be Bowling for Wellspring on Sunday, September 7. Please support their efforts with your donation. Find out more.

Don't miss an evening of music, comedy and refreshments at our Cabaret Night on Saturday, September 6! RSVP information.

Celebrate the High Holy Days with us! Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday evening, September 24. Yom Kippur begins on Friday evening, October 3.


The US. Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibit on Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 Exhibit begins September 14 at Artlink. An opening reception sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne will be held on Monday, September 29. Find out more, including lectures and films.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Temple Library has a new copy of Branded By The Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington.
 
Find out about other news in the community.

Purchase a new High Holy Days prayer book for our congregation in honor or memory of a loved one.

  
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