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Share the joy of Shabbat and warmth of Jewish community with us every Friday evening. Explore your spirituality as we pray, learn, and connect.  

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What interests you? Religious School, Adult Education, Social Action, Leadership, Library, Giving, Volunteering, Outreach, Youth Groups, Camp.

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We offer something for everyone! Check our calendar for worship, classes, events, special programs, and more.

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Member Spotlight

Our Temple family includes members with a variety of interests and experiences. Meet a few of them.

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We welcome you to Congregation Achduth Vesholom, where we’ve been building Jewish community since 1848. As Indiana’s oldest Jewish congregation, we have a long tradition of bringing together those who want to share the joy of Judaism. 

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Javier E. Cattapan, we offer many opportunities for worship, learning, social actionculture, and friendship. A charter member of the Union for Reform Judaism, our congregation is warmly open to the traditional riches of the Jewish past, while continuously looking for ways to build a creative and meaningful future.

Our name means "unity and peace." We are truly a family at the Temple. We 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.

Please visit our congregation and our beautiful Rifkin Campus at 5200. Find out how to become a member of our Temple family.

Corned Beef On Rye - Sure To Satisfy Fundraiser!
Join us for the Temple's 14th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on Thursday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road!

Each boxed meal contains 1/3-pound of corned beef on rye, cole slaw, dill pickle, brownie and a drink. Dine in or carry out. 
Cost is $14 per meal when paid by Thursday, October 1 or $15 per meal after October 1 and at the door. Find an order form. 

New this yearDouble Meat! Add an extra 1/3 pound of corned beef to your sandwich for $6 more per meal.

Order Extras! Additional pounds of Corned Beef at $14 per pound and loaves of rye bread at $7 each also may be ordered. 

Delivery Service:
 Order 12 or more lunches and we will delivery your order for $6 per address. (We must have payment "for delivery" orders by Thursday, October 1.

Find out how you can be a sponsor. Individual and corporate sponsors are vital to our success to help defray costs and support programs at the Temple. For a sponsorship of $100 or more, you and/or your business will be recognized on an enclosure inside each of the boxed lunches, on the sponsor board in our lobby, and in our newsletter. Deadline: Thursday, October 1. (Checks payable to "CAV-The Temple.")

Volunteers also are needed on Corned Beef Prep Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Deli Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Contact us at office@templecav.org to say you can assist. 

Temple Happenings
Join us on Thursday, October 1 at 8:30 a.m. for the sign dedication for the Rifkin Campus at 5200 and groundbreaking for the new Madge Rothschild Resource Center.

Celebrate Sukkot with us at on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. led by Rabbi Cattapan with Musician Alan Goodis.

Share Shabbat morning worship and a bar mitzvah on Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. 

Register today for a great year of Jewish learning for students age 3 through high school in our Religious School. 

Find our latest newsletter.

Become a Friend of the Library and share your thoughts on a book title.

Interested in becoming a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom? Contact the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 for more information.

Join the Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays Bag Assembly team on Wednesday, October 7. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the annual Apple Project to help provide fresh fruit for the 75 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start in our building.

Help us unroll a Torah scroll during our Simchat Torah service on Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

Our 14th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser returns on October 15, 2015. Find a sandwich order form. Find a sponsorship form.

Member Spotlight: ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Build Community One Meal At A Time.

The Jewish community will celebrate the Sabbath together with Shabbat B'yachad on Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at Congregation B'nai Jacob. We will not have a service that evening at the Temple.

Registration is open for "Journey Into The World Of Yiddish" with Dr. Lee Roberts. Open to Temple members and the community. Begins Sunday, October 25. Find out more.

"Genealogy and the Holocaust" is a special program on Sunday, November 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Downtown. Find out more. The program is sponsored by the Temple's Holocaust Education Committee in partnership with the IPFW Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the ACPL Genealogy Department.
Rifkin Campus at 5200 & Madge Rothschild Resource Center
It's official! We broke ground on October 1 for the Madge Rothschild Resource Center (Opening Fall 2016) as part of our Rifkin Campus at 5200 project! Find out more. Find coverage in The News-Sentinel and The Journal Gazette. Meet our Campus Partners.